Docker Compose and App Deployment with MySQL

In this post we show how to use the mysql-server Docker image for local development. We first introduce a simple example app that starts up and tries to connect to a given db until successful. We then show how to start containers for multiple MySQL versions and use our example app to connect to them. This results in a fully self-contained way of testing multiple MySQL versions locally. In order... Read More

MySQL Adds Fedora 27 Support

Fedora 27 is here, and we congratulate the Fedora community on another rev of one of the most popular Linux distros out there. Continuing our tradition of supporting new Linux distro versions from day one, we have added the following MySQL products to our official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server 5.7.20 and 8.0.3 (which is a preview release of the upcoming MySQL 8.0) Connector Python... Read More

Docker Secrets and MySQL Password Management

In this posting we will look at currently recommended ways of managing passwords in MySQL Docker containers and explore whether the recently introduced concept of Docker Secrets could play a role in this area. Managing runtime secrets in Docker has traditionally been hard to do securely. The MySQL Docker images have typically offered various ways to set the MySQL root password, where some... Read More

MySQL Support for Fedora 26 Is Here

Fedora 26 is scheduled to arrive today, July 11, and we congratulate the highly productive Fedora community on another rev of many people’s favorite distro. We’re continuing our tradition of supporting new distro releases from day one, and Fedora 26 users will find the following MySQL products in the official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server 5.7.18 and 8.0.1 (which is a preview... Read More

Debian 9 and MySQL: Watch Out!

Debian logo by Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (CC-BY-SA) MySQL and Debian 9 “Stretch” Debian 9 (“Stretch”) was released on June 17, and we congratulate the Debian community on another iteration of a central Linux distro. Now, the Debian release team some time ago decided not to ship MySQL as part of the distro, instead replacing it with one of the downstream... Read More