*laugh* I was reading this and thought to reply simply for the fact Søren is
fellow danish guy, but refrained momentarily till I got this one...
There are many alternatives to mySQL and much more commercial too... Try get
your hotshot boss to belive in mySQL rather from business buzzword Oracle
(by know, I think 95% know Oracle is "the major db engine - especially on
the ridiculus pricetag it comes with), but MSSQL, Sybase, PostgreSQL,
Informix, Paradox ect ect ect. Okay, I am a bit colored by my short but
exiting experience over 4 years pro.
Since the zend guys came into the picture with the rewriting of php engine
they worked quite close with monty and the boyz over at mySQL... The
integration between these two systems is one of the closest and seemlessly I
have seen to date, with experience from IPerForm/MSSQL6.5(later 7.0) - if
you dont know IPerForm, be happy about it and never think of it -
JSP/Servlet/Oracle and latest PHP/mySQL. It is unique, fast and never a
problem needless what platform it runs on (though I advice noone to do
Windowshosting with PHP/mySQL *ouch* can already feel I'm being dragged
outside and beaten upon - Windows if for testing and development only, I
always run on FreeBSD or Linux servers and it ruuuns smooooth)
Hmm, about the Nasa part, I never conducted business quite like the guys at
Nasa so I presume my needs is quite different - prefer to find the optimal
solution... Heck, there are alot of bigshot sites out there running ASP
*eeeewww* does that mean it is the optimal solution ?
Wasn't it Ratschiller / Gerken (sorry if I got the names wrong) who had an
entire chapter about the PHP / mySQL "tieup" - well, check their book out, I
dont agree with it in full but it has its great parts... :)
Enough storytelling, goodluck on your assignment
PS. Søren, skriv hvis der er noget... Jeg har arbejdet de sidste par år med
PHP / mySQL for firmaer som TDC KabelTV og lign.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: 15. november 2001 20:38
> To: søren eriksen
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> Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Why use MySQL with PHP
> My reasons:
> 1) Heard of Oracle, didnt know it was a database program
> 2) Never heard of PostgreSQL
> 3) MySQL is the most talked about, from what I've seen, so
> there's plenty of
> people to get help from
> 4) It's free.
> 5) It runs in Windows
> 5) NASA uses it, or so their site says
> 6) It works! So I've no need to switch to anything else
> 7) Most PHP webhosting services offer only MySQL.
> 8) Gotta love that lil dolphin!
> søren eriksen wrote:
> > Hi everybody
> > I'm writing a synopsis about PHP and mySQL.
> > I'm hoping someone can help me, and tell me why
> > the combination og PHP and MySQL is so common.
> > What makes MySQL such a good choice when using PHP?
> > What seperates MySQL from others dbms?
> > -Søren Eriksen-
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