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Node-mysql-libmysqlclient development

Build and use

To get source code:

$> git clone git://
$> cd node-mysql-libmysqlclient

If you want to build specific version of node-mysql-libmysqlclient, checkout it:

$> git checkout v1.3.0

To build the binding using node-waf you should run:

$> make waf

To build the binding using node-gyp you should run:

$> make gyp

To cleanup:

$> make clean

To run tests:

$> make test

To lint code:

$> # install
$> make lint

The two files required to use these bindings are ./mysql-libmysqlclient.js and ./mysql_bindings.node (build/default/mysql_bindings.node). Put module directory in your NODE_PATH or copy those two files where you need them.


All functions and possible use cases should have tests, places in one of tests sub-folders. Also tests/issues contains tests for some reportes issues and used for regression testing. node-mysql-libmysqlclient uses nodeunit as testing tool. If you contributing something, you should check that your changes do not breakes tests.

If you chnage small part of code you can test it using:

$> make test

But after all you should run all tests for node-mysql-libmysqlclient code by executing:

$> make test-all

All branches build status: Build status.
Master branch build status: Build status.
Go to Travis CI site to view tests results.

Coding style

Code style based on Node.js code styles.

  1. Discuss large changes before coding (this is good idea in collaborative development)
  2. Javascript code should follow Douglas Crockford code conventions for the javascript programming language and be run through Nodelint. And:
    • Code should has two space indention
    • Multi-line if statements must have braces
  3. C++ code should follow Google's C++ style guide and be run through And:
    • Max line length is 120 symbols
  4. All code must be MIT licensed

If you have in $PATH, you can lint node-mysql-libmysqlclient code by executing:

$> make lint


I will be happy to hear tips from the more experienced programmers. If you are interested in wide MySQL usage in Node.JS applications, leave your comments to the code. I'll be glad to see your forks and commits in them :)

You can email patches to me or simply fork this repository using GitHub and send a pull request to me.