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

Edward Consult at
Mon Jan 17 17:04:58 EST 2005

I have pointed several friends to your "free-offical/unoffical PHP Class",
So, are you planning on taking that 2004 course down?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Mintz" <dmintz at>
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Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 4:29 PM
Subject: [nycphp-talk] if you were teaching PHP...

> 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.
> Gratefully,
> ---
> David Mintz
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