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Jochem Stoel
Jochem Stoel

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[Node] phpMyAdmin alternative for Node.js?

More often than not I still find myself (temporarily) installing some Apache distribution bundle with phpMyAdmin because it is the fastest way to create and manage my application databases.

This has often led me to the idea to write a phpMyAdmin clone/equivalent in JavaScript for Node and/or Electron. It even seems like a fun thing to do but I don't want to waste my time reinventing another wheel.

I have not yet come across a decent/complete replacement for phpMyAdmin yet though. Did you?

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Adrian B.G. • Edited

MySQL Workbench is pretty great, but if you want PHPMyAdmin you do not need to pollute your local env with Apache and PHP if you use docker. All the dependencies will be inside the container, which can be removed or upgraded with one command.

##install the mysql & phpmyadmin 
docker run --name=mysql5 -e MYSQL_USER=iamgroot -e MYSQL_PASSWORD=a -d mysql/mysql-server:5.7 && \
docker run --name phpmyadmin5 -d --link mysql5:db -p 8080:80 phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin 

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After the install you can start/close it as needed

docker start/stop phpmyadmin5
jsrn profile image

On Windows I tend to use SQLYog Community Edition which provides a pretty good GUI for managing MySQL databases.

I'm interested to hear what GUI tools people use on Linux systems, because I'm yet to find one I like as much as SQLYog or HeidiSQL.

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Ionita Matei Iosif

When i worked on a Linux box I tried really hard to find a HeidiSQL clone.
The closest thing i found was:

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Taskhyn Maksim

On Mac I use SequelPro

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Evaldas Buinauskas

How about MySQL Workbench?