From php.net “PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML”
From IBM “PHP is the market-leading dynamic language for producing modern Web applications.”
On-line documentation - www.php.net
What is mySQL?
From http://www. mysql .com/why-mysql/ “the MySQL® database has become the world's most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. It's used in more than 10 million installations ranging from large corporations to specialized embedded applications on every continent in the world.”
Top 10 Reasons for mySQL
Fastest growing fields
Communication between PHP and a mySQL Database
http: //devzone . zend .com/node/view/id/641
Login: your email account name
Password: “mmas” + the first 4 of the last 5 digits of your university id number.
Example: if my id = 1234567890, my password will be mmas6789
Accessing mySQL and PHP
If you execute which php and which mysql you will see antiquated versions. We want to use current versions which are installed at /usr/local/…
Change your PATH in your .profile in your home directory
Set up access on the database
From the mySQL command line:
grant select on nallbbco_bonsaidb.* to rfidclass@"%" identified by 'bonsai' ;
Accessing the Database from the Command Line
multimedia:~ reiser$ mysql -u rfidclass -pbonsai
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or g.
Your MySQL connection id is 14 to server version: 5.0.27-standard-log
Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. Type 'c' to clear the buffer.
mysql> use nallbbco_bonsaidb
mysql> show tables;
| Tables_in_nallbbco_bonsaidb |
| biology |
| grouping |
| grp_audio |
| grp_image |
| grp_video |
| grpbio |
| link |
| news |
| pos |
| shelf |
10 rows in set (0.00 sec)
Using Dreamweaver with PHP and mySQL
Dreamweaver is Adobe’s web authoring software and it has fairly good support for php and mySQL.
You can download a trial version of Dreamweaver for 1 month’s free use.
You may use Dreamweaver in either of the MMAS labs - RBH 223 and KH 245
Those stations are not secure.
Do not leave your files on the desktop - if you work locally, copy the site folder to the server and delete it before leaving the lab.
Logout of the server before leaving the computer.
Close the door behnd you when you leave the lab .
Features in Dreamweaver
Built in validation.
Point and click interface.
Ability to view the code in the Code window; and edit the code for optimization, tweaking and customization.
Instant gratification of previewing in the Design window.