With the introduction of MySQL Connector/C++, now C++ application developers have one additional option to choose from, to connect to MySQL Server 5.1 or later from a C++ application. Admittedly, as of today, there isn't enough documentation with examples to show the capabilities [and gotchas] of MySQL Connector/C++. I tried to fill that gap with the technical article, Developing Database Applications Using MySQL Connector/C++. Hopefully it serves as a starting point for the C++ developers while waiting for the MySQL Connectors documentation team to publish the official documentation on MySQL Developer Zone.
While you are at it, don't forget to check the supplement document, Installing MySQL
Connector/C++ from Source, in case if you want to build the driver on your own from the source code.
Feel free to send the corrections, comments, suggestions, etc., to my e-mail ID: Giri.Mandalika@Sun.COM