Beyond MySQL

Branching the popular database

From the developerWorks archives

Michael Abernethy

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: October 25, 2011

Although MySQL is one of the most popular programs, many developers have felt the need to branch it into other projects, each offering their own speciality. That need, along with the fear that Oracle will slow the growth of the core product, has led to many sub-projects and branches of interest to developers.

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