I have previously experimented with MySQL on several occasions in the past, once during my days at university on the “Web Technologies” course, and again a few years ago while dabbling in PHP and MySQL. This time however, I have been studying it in the context of Java.
It’s surprising how much you forget in a short amount of time, and it really is a case of – if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. But I’ll hopefully be integrating MySQL into my MoneyJar project that will allow me to store past financial transactions in a MySQL database rather than as an XML document. This will give me the much needed practice and experience of integrating MySQL and Java.