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Re: MySQL Workbench Fork?


Well, clicking around, selecting things, switching to keyboards, and so on, can hardly be faster than writing an SQL statement - provided that you learn ALTER TABLE syntax.

But, apart from that, I think that we mostly agree on everything except one thing: the meaning of enterprise. In an enterprise environment a DBA needs to automate everything and write scripts. Also, as I wrote before and the author of that post also says, GUI's are not reliable, you never know exactly what they do.

That said, I suppose that GUIs can be useful for someone, especially for developers and hobbyists.


Gio 27/4/17,  <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ha scritto:

 Oggetto: Re: [Maria-discuss] MySQL Workbench Fork?
 A: maria-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Federico Razzoli" <federico_raz@xxxxxxxx>
 Data: Giovedì 27 Aprile 2017, 20:34
 Sure, but don't confuse a post with a fact either.
 That's great he has an opinion that you share, I am sure
 I can find many more that say the opposite. What I got from
 his post is there are some things a gui cannot do, which is
 of course the case. So? The opposite is true also, if you
 add the word quickly. That does not make a point as
 universal true or factual. Should we abandon SNMP and other
 standards type network consoles (gui) since obviously we can
 do the same thing without them? You don't see the value
 is the gui network view? So, workbench feature of showing
 you a refreshing graphical status of your server isn't
 useful? It's not complete by any means, but it is
 useful, just like the connections screen showing running
 queries. Those are just examples which some will desire to
 pick on. But I think it's a reasonable view.
 My point is not guis are (always) better, they each have a
 On Apr 27, 2017, 1:23 PM -0500, Federico Razzoli
 <federico_raz@xxxxxxxx>, wrote:
 I've just seen this Quora
 answer, which lists some good reasons to avoid GUIs. There
 are others.
 Again: my point is not "GUI's shouldn't
 exist", it's just "please don't call them
 an enterprise software, because they are not".

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