[Wolves] PHP/MySQL Books
david at openminds.co.uk
Tue Aug 31 11:29:30 BST 2004
Peter Evans wrote:
> I've got programming experience in other languages and databases so I'm not a
> total beginner, but has anyone got some recommendations for someone looking
> to self-learn the above?
I can't recommend any off the top of my head, however try to find a book
that deals with the PHP PEAR connectivity, as this should be more cross
database, and not bind you to a particular database.
Unfortunately PHP wasn't very well designed, and the two main databases
(MySQL and PostgreSQL at least - not looked for others) all have custom
functions -e.g. mysql_connect(...), pg_connect(...) etc, which means it
can be a right pain to port from one DB to another.
Pear should remove this nasty feature, and allow you to only specify in
one place which DB you're using. (Rather like using JDBC/ODBC etc).
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