In September, the Developer Zone featured Chapter 6 of Paul DuBois' MySQL, 3rd edition on Writing C Programs with the MySQL C API. This month, we continue in this series on developing MySQL applications in C with a tutorial from Mark Schoonover about using the Eclipse CDT (C Development Toolkit) as an IDE for developing C applications for MySQL.
Using Eclipse, we'll develop an example application that will document key structures, and demonstrate several API calls. This article will also cover configuring Ubuntu and Eclipse for MySQL client development. It's important that your development environment is tested and working properly before developing your MySQL client software.
The article continues at http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/mysql-capi-tutorial.html