Documentation Home
X DevAPI User Guide
Download this Manual

X DevAPI User Guide  /  Overview

Chapter 1 Overview

This guide explains how to use the X DevAPI and provides examples of its functionality. The X DevAPI is implemented by MySQL Shell and MySQL Connectors that support X Protocol. For more background information and instructions on how to install and get started using X DevAPI, see Using MySQL as a Document Store. For quick-start tutorials introducing you to X DevAPI, see JavaScript Quick-Start Guide: MySQL Shell for Document Store and Python Quick-Start Guide: MySQL Shell for Document Store.

This section introduces the X DevAPI and provides an overview of the features available when using it to develop applications.


The X DevAPI implementation in MySQL Shell can differ from the implementation in the Connector products. This guide provides an overview of using the concepts in all X DevAPI implementations.

The X DevAPI wraps powerful concepts in a simple API.

  • A new high-level session concept enables you to write code that can transparently scale from single MySQL Server to a multiple server environment. See Chapter 2, Connection and Session Concepts.

  • Read operations are simple and easy to understand.

  • Non-blocking, asynchronous calls follow common host language patterns.

The X DevAPI introduces a new, modern and easy-to-learn way to work with your data.

User Comments
User comments in this section are, as the name implies, provided by MySQL users. The MySQL documentation team is not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of the information provided here.
Sign Up Login You must be logged in to post a comment.