Michelle M wrote:
No, MySQL is not a web app at all. It's true that MySQL is a popular
choice of people developing web applications. But MySQL itself is an
RDBMS server. It's used by all sorts of database-driven applications,
not just web apps.
In fact, MySQL itself has no technology specific to the web. It has no
forms designer. It doesn't produce HTML or XML. It has no application
GUI designer at all. MySQL does have connectors for clients written in
Java, C/C+, .NET, etc. Other connectors for Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby
exist, but they're not even made by the MySQL company.
The closest to a GUI that MySQL offers are some relatively simple
administration tools: http://www.mysql.com/products/tools/
But these are nothing like a forms-based application design environment
like Microsoft Access or Visual Studio.
For application development, people use an IDE like Visual Studio,
Eclipse, NetBeans, or a web-design product like Dreamweaver. They all
have features to connect to MySQL just as they would connect to Oracle,
MS SQL Server, or DB2.
Some people just use a text editor to write code in their favorite
language. They write code utilizing the connector API.