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PHP 5 Unleashed by John Coggeshall

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Chapter 24. Using MySQL with PHP

The MySQLi extension is a rewrite of the widely used MySQL extension that has existed for years. The extension looks to improve upon the great success of its predecessor in a number of ways. This chapter is designed to introduce you to the new extension, as well as discuss the similarities and differences between MySQLi and the MySQL extension.

At first glance, the MySQLi extension looks very similar to its predecessor. You'll be happy to find that most functions that were available in the previous MySQL extension will still be available in the MySQLi extension. These functions have a slight name change (for instance, ...

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