Chapter 18 MySQL Shell

MySQL Shell is an advanced client and code editor for MySQL Server. In addition to the provided SQL functionality, similar to mysql, MySQL Shell provides scripting capabilities for JavaScript and Python and includes APIs for working with MySQL.

The following discussion briefly describes MySQL Shell's capabilities. For more information, see the MySQL Shell manual, available at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-shell/en/.

MySQL Shell includes the following APIs implemented in JavaScript and Python which you can use to develop code that interacts with MySQL.

MySQL Shell is available in two editions, the Community Edition and the Commercial Edition. The Community Edition is available free of charge. The Commercial Edition provides additional Enterprise features at low cost.