Install and configure MySQL on Windows XP or Vista or 2003 server

Posted on in Categories GNU/Open source, MySQL, Windows, Windows server last updated June 25, 2007

There is a nice small article about using MySQL on Windows 2003 or Vista desktop system.

I honestly have to say that, now after years of using MySQL on Windows, I find it to be my favorite database/platform combination of choice. In my opinion, it’s easier to use than Microsoft’s own database on their platform, the performance and feature set will meet 90+% of the needs that Windows/Web applications have, it consumes less resources than SQL Server, and the reliability is stellar.

This article shows you why you should believe this to be the case and why, if you haven’t started using MySQL on Windows yet, you really should think about doing so.

MySQL on Windows? Absolutely! [mysql.com]

A great Zend Framework PHP Tutorial (PDF version)

Posted on in Categories Links, Linux, php, UNIX, Windows last updated September 27, 2007
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This tutorial is intended to give a very basic introduction to using the Zend Framework to write a very basic database driven application.

Zend Framework is a new open source effort aimed at producing a high-quality framework for developing modern, robust, secure web applications and web services in PHP 5.

This tutorial is constantly updated by author.

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Download pdf version at Rob Allen’s blog. [English version 83KB]

Also available in Simplified Chinese version, German version, Polish version, and Italian version.