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I use mySQL workbench on a daily basis, but I've been having issues with the dark GTK theme not working well with Linux. Should I do a workaround to get workbench to use a light GTK theme, learn to use SQL from the CLI, or go with a third option?

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  • 3
    Cli is nice for small queries, but it sucks ass for multi lines.

    I’d attempt getting the themes working or finding a MySQL client that does work with themes.
  • 5
    Data grip is the shit if you wanna try it
  • 1
    @for-Each How steep is the learning curve of it compared to the likes of workbench and phpMyAdmin? I already use IntelliJ so I'm familiar with some of Jetbrains products.
  • 2
    @starrynights89 There’s next to no learning curve to it
  • 1
    Some that I know of, but haven't tried yet:

    - https://www.jetbrains.com/datagrip/

    - https://dbeaver.io/

    Besides that, on linux you're pretty much fucked if you can't use mysql workbench, most just use phpmyadmin, though if you need the graph stuff that workbench has, you don't have much options, so just set it to a light theme or try other gtk themes that maybe look better.
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    @starrynights89 @for-Each damn, you beat me to it, had to look up the actual url of both haha
  • 1
    @JoshBent I love me some datagrip what can I say ;)
  • 1
    @starrynights89 also some jetbrains IDEs have a mysql explorer built-in (or maybe just the intellij ultimate ide?), not sure if it's remote, just know it has some mysql integration.
  • 2
    @JoshBent all Intellj applications (IDE) have built in solutions for data sources, that’s why I love intellj products because they all incorporate a part of one and other, I’m a pretty big intellj fan boy in case yall hadn’t noticed 😂
  • 1
    @JoshBent The graphing feature is really freaking handy. It's too bad DG doesn't have that but I'm willing to try it. :(
  • 1
    @for-Each oh, perfect then, no need for another tool if all IDE support it and OP apparently uses one anyway
  • 2
    Data grip has many shortcomings compared to dbeaver when it comes to db administration. It's suitable for databases that don't change metadata very often.

    I prefer dbeaver because of a superior db object browser that displays partitions in a tree, not as a flat mess.
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    @starrynights89 yeah, tough that, since that graphing thing is really only a workbench thing I think, others have only half-assedly implemented that.
  • 2
    @for-Each @JoshBent I'm more of an IntelliJ fanboy than a Linux fanboy TBH. :P

    I'll try DBeaver too but it may just boil down between using a mix of phpMyAdmin and workbench. :/
  • 2
    I tried using dbeaver but I forgot how much eclipse gives me cancer. I use jetbrains is so elegant, I recommend datagrip
  • 2
    MySQL Workbench is the biggest pile of shit. Anything but that. I use DataGrip now, but I used to use dbeaver before enterprise version went pay. Nice thing about dbeaver is it handles Mongo. DG doesn't handle NoSQL.
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