- What is a Database Management System? A database management system (DBMS) is software that lets you design a database, store data inside and extract information.
- What is MySql? MySql is an open source database management system that is usually available when you "rent" low cost web hosting. Typically the web hosters provide you with access to "phpMyAdmin" which provides a nicer interface than the command line interface provided by MySql.
- What is MySqlWorkbench? MySqlWorkbench is open source software that provides an even better user interface to the MySql DBMS and it is easy to install on your computer at home.
- To install MySqlWorkbench at home (it's free/open source), click here
- To connect to your Temple database via install MySqlWorkbench, click here
- To learn how to create database tables, learn about primary key constraints), enter data, and extract data using the SQL SELECT statement, click here
- To learn how to reverse engineer a data model from a database, add foreign keys, and extract data from multiple tables ("joining data"), click here