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PHP for the Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fourth Edition by Larry Ullman

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12. Intro to Databases

The Internet wouldn’t be where it is today if not for the existence of databases. In fact, PHP probably wouldn’t be as popular or as useful if not for its built-in support for numerous types of databases. This chapter will use MySQL as the example database management system (DBMS). Although MySQL—which is available for most platforms—may not be as powerful as the highest-end commercial database ...

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