[nycphp-talk] if you were teaching PHP...

David Mintz dmintz at
Mon Jan 17 16:29:16 EST 2005

I wonder if any of y'all care to opine about this:

If you were teaching an introductory PHP course (no previous programming
experience required) and you intended to cover some MySQL, would you teach
the "classic" procedural mysql_xxxx API, mysqli, PEAR::DB, or some
combination of the above?

I taught this class last semester and spent some time on mysql_xxx,
followed by PEAR::DB, but next time around I am tempted to require my
victims to run MySQL 4.1 and learn about mysqli.


David Mintz

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