Today I was asked to look at code that was supposed to read data from a MySQL data source, process it and then import it into ArangoDB.

To run and debug the code I had to have some MySQL data source. So I thought I’d quickly set up a simple example table with a few rows. It turned out that this took more time than what I had expected.

Maybe I’m spoilt by JavaScript-enabled, schema-free databases where creating such test setups is so much easier.

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