[nycphp-talk] Database code solutions

Fee, Patrick J patrick.fee at
Fri Aug 15 10:21:59 EDT 2003

You're right Matthew.  Dreamweaver does have the ability to build SQL
queries in a GUI-type environment (and also to view the pages in WYSIWYG
fashion with true data in the dynamic page).  I've fiddled around with that
part of the application while building some php pages.

IMHO, Dreamweaver does still favor ASP and CFM pages (that's where they
started from).  However the PHP support has increased dramatically in the
last couple of releases.

And you can always stay with "code only" views if you're more of a purist.
But the WYSIWYG option HAS allowed me to bring more graphic-centric staff
into the dynamic-coding environment by building queries or content
graphically and then review the code with them.  Of course this sometimes
becomes more of a "don't code this way" exercise... but helpful

Just my Friday morning 2 cents worth....

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-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Zimmerman [mailto:mz34 at] 
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 4:02 PM
To: NYPHP Talk
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] Database code solutions

If I am not mistaken, Dreamweaver might have this functionality. I know 
it is a pretty heavy commercial product and not sure if they have a 
Linux version, but I remember one of our students using it as a GUI to 
build SQL Queries.

On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at 01:18  PM, Ophir Prusak wrote:

> I checked our your class and the ezsql class as well.
> These are great classes and definitely big helpers but I already have 
> code
> that takes care of much of this "low level plumbing".
> phplens gives you a web based interface that actually creates the php
> necessary for the forms themselves.
> It looks like I'll need to play around with it myself and I'll post a
> mini-review.
> Ophir
>> Ophir wrote two messages back...
>>> and not spend so much time creating the "plumbing" for basic database
>>> operations such as create a new row, edit a row, read a row or 
>>> delete a
> row.
>> These operations are handled by simple queries.  There's no way around
>> programming that... until artificial intelligence, I guess.
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