I am plan to do some real application, here i finalized to use mysql as a backend. And my question is Currently which MySQL version is stable. Also want the major pitfalls for MySQL 5.5 if MySQL 5.6 is stable. Please share your views here. Any commands would be appreciated.
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Use whatever version is in your distro's package repo. Seriously. Unless you have very specific needs that require you to run the absolute newest stable, just use your distribution's packaged MySQL.