Change the username and password in the +development+ section as appropriate.
+TIP: You don't have to update the database configurations manually. If you had a look at the options of application generator, you have seen that one of them is named <tt>--database</tt>. It lets you choose an adapter for couple of most used relational databases. You can even run the generator repeatedly: <tt>cd .. && rails new blog --database=mysql</tt>. When you confirm the overwriting of the +config/database.yml+ file, your application will be configured for MySQL instead of SQLite.
h4. Creating the Database
Now that you have your database configured, it's time to have Rails create an empty database for you. You can do this by running a rake command: