For about 20 years, I've wanted to develop a mineral identification program.
I bought a PHP tutorial book on June 25th, and had the site running by July
14th. if you're planning something similar to
http://www.ironorchid.com/minerals/ , then php with mysql is the way to go.
Oh, and by the way, the only software writing experience I've had, was a
course in BASIC 23 years ago. Good luck.
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From: Emilio Panighetti <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2001 2:06 PM
Subject: [PHP] Re: MySql or flat database using PHP ?
> It depends... if you have a handful of records, you might start with a
> file. but if you think you'll get to hundreds of records, go with a
> Even if all you want is a small array of data, go with a database.
> If all you want is a simple array, you might consider use DBM files (Look
> at, for example, http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.dbm.php ).
> If you really need SQL goodies, also consider PostgreSQL. Both MySQL and
> PostgreSQL work great with PHP.
> ----- Original Message -----
> "David Ovens" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Before I start creating an Sql table/database, thought I would ask for
> advice first.
> I am creating a directory online, with urls information, links, email
> addresses etc etc. What do you think is best a MySql database or writing
> to a file using fopen/fwrite (flat file) ??? Your thoughts would be very
> much appreciated.
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