If you are serious about learning PHP and MySQL, you need good resources. There are many online tutorials and websites, and I have listed some really useful resources in a previous post. If you are like me and prefer to not read off a screen, and instead like to use a book, there are many excellent books out there that…

If you are interested in web development, then you've probably at some point discovered, dealt with, or cursed at a Content Management System (CMS). This is actually one of the main avenues through which I discovered, and decided to learn PHP. Installing a CMS and modding it to get it to look like you want, let alone work like you…

I am still working on the starting stages of PHP, with real life and other obligations interfering frequently, so progress has been a tad slow. However, I have been spending a lot of time on different websites and forums learning, and getting motivated. In this post I will share some of these useful links and resources, and will be adding…

Carrying on with the theme of data files and databases, I am going to talk a bit about .csv files. "csv" stands for Comma Separated Variables, and is a popular format that is supported by many spreadsheet and database applications. I work a lot with csv files, opening them in Excel to manipulate them, or saving my Excel or Access…

In my last post I talked about dealing with a .sql file from the command line. This worked well, but there are other ways to interact with your databases that are GUI based, and perhaps easier for someone accustomed to dealing with the GUI interface. The two that I am currently playing with are PHPMyAdmin and Heidi SQL. Both are…

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