The MySQL 5.7.7 release candidate has been available for several months, but it doesn’t include the new JSON datatype or built-in JSON functions. Those are currently only available in the MySQL JSON Labs Release. Unlike the regular 5.7.7 release, the MySQL JSON Labs Release is only available in two download formats:
In order to try out the new JSON data type and functions on my Mac laptop, I need to build it from source.
Read on to see how I did that with the help of MySQL Sandbox.Read on ✈