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djames42

 
Member Since: Oct 07, 2005
Location: Seattle
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PHP is great for this because of its built-in (if you compile it that way) mysql (and/or Oracle) libraries and functions. Before I started playing with PHP, I downloaded the DBI and DBD::mysql perl libraries and wrote some simple CGI code for pulling information from a mysql database and displaying it onto a webpage.

I can't help a whole lot beyond that since my time constraints prevented me from getting too far, but I can probably post a little bit of sample code if you want to see how to get started... (Although my PHP scripts are for work and so they're all speaking Oracle -- the mysql stuff I've done on my MBP are written in perl).
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