GUI clients to help you manage a MySQL database

How do you manage a MySQL database through a GUI? What client should you use for managing remote MySQL? There are many options, I’ve almost always used phpMyAdmin and found it good enough for most common tasks. I’ve needed to use the console for loading large files of data for example. You can find other […]

What’s better for newbies to learn first PHP or MySQL?

It’s a good question for newbies to have, where to start? What comes first PHP or MySQL?  The chicken or the egg? You can learn both independently, but if you have no experience with either, I think it’s best to start with PHP.   Pretty quickly as you work through tutorials you will encounter MySQL. […]

How to join three MySQL database tables together in a simple SELECT statement

Following on from my post of how to join two MySQL tables together, adding a third table is just as easy, but if you need an example this one extends the previous post by adding a third table. For example I have a table of products, table of product categories and table of product suppliers, […]

Still using the old MySQL driver? What you need to know about MySQLi…

Its time to upgrade from the PHP MySQL extension The PHP MySQL extension was deprecated in PHP 5.5.0! You should upgrade your code to use MySQLi at least, even better would be upgrading to PDO. This post about selecting data uses PDO and has the full source code available for you. But back to MySQLi […]

How to join two MySQL database tables together in a simple SELECT statement

How to join two MySQL database tables together in a simple SELECT statement? For example I have a table of products and a table of product categories, how to return the category description of each product? Products ———– id category_id product_name Categories ————- id description A. In it’s simplest form you would join two tables […]