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Databases

  • Tools & Tips
    Relational Databases for DummiesRelational databases for dummies preview
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    Web apps can be split into two major components: a front-end that displays and collects information, and a back-end for storing the information. In this article, I'll demonstrate what a relational database is, and how to properly design your database to store your app's information.Read More…
  • PHP
    Building Ribbit in PHPRibbit
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    In the initial entry in this series, we took care of the UI-aspect of our Twitter-clone, called Ribbit. Now, we'll begin coding the application in a number of languages. This lesson will leverage standard PHP (with homegrown MVC), but, in future articles, we'll review other implementations, such as with Rails or Laravel. There is a lot to cover, so let's get started.Read More…
  • Databases
    Getting Started with ParsePreview
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    I am a big fan of Parse, a technology that makes developing web and mobile apps faster. It lets you store, sync and push data in the cloud without writing a line of server-side code. Read on to see how you can integrate Parse in your next project.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Node.js for BeginnersPreview
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    Event-driven programming can be overwhelming for beginners, which can make Node.js difficult to get started with. But don't let that discourage you; In this article, I will teach you some of the basics of Node.js and explain why it has become so popular.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Building Web Applications from Scratch with LaravelMain image
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    In this Nettuts+ mini-series, we'll build a web application from scratch, while diving into a great new PHP framework that's rapidly picking up steam, called Laravel — a simple and elegant PHP 5.3 framework. First up, we'll learn more about Laravel, and why it's such a great choice for your next PHP-based web application.Read More…
  • PHP
    PHP Database Access: Are You Doing It Correctly?Php pdo
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    We've covered PHP's PDO API a couple of times here on Nettuts+, but, generally, those articles focused more on the theory, and less on the application. This article will fix that! To put it plainly, if you're still using PHP's old mysql API to connect to your databases, read on!Read More…
  • PHP
    Why you Should be using PHP's PDO for Database AccessPdo
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    Many PHP programmers learned how to access databases by using either the MySQL or MySQLi extensions. As of PHP 5.1, there's a better way. PHP Data Objects (PDO) provide methods for prepared statements and working with objects that will make you far more productive!Read More…
  • Databases
    Getting Started with MongoDB - Part 2Preview
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    Ready to continue learning about MongoDB, one of the coolest technologies for web developers? In this second part of the series, we move on from the basics, on to advanced queries - with conditional operators - and MapReduce.Read More…
  • Databases
    Getting Started with MongoDB - Part 1Preview
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    Ready to get in and start learning about MongoDB, one of the coolest technologies for web developers? In this new series, you'll go from beginner to pro and be able to use Mongo just as easily as MySQL in your web apps. But first, let's look at the basics.Read More…
  • Databases
    An Introduction to Stored Procedures in MySQL 5200x200
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    MySQL 5 introduced a plethora of new features - stored procedures being one of the most significant. In this tutorial, we will focus on what they are, and how they can make your life easier.Read More…
  • Databases
    Quick Tip: Working With MySQL and SUMCode
    In today’s quick tip screencast, we’re going to learn a MySQL query trick. You might be already familiar with the SUM() and IF() functions. We will be combining them to come up with some useful queries. This can reduce the number of queries you need to run for fetching certain types of summary data, and also provide a performance improvement.Read More…
  • Databases
    A Deeper Look at Advanced Select QueriesCode
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    To the SQL novice, joins can be intimidating and somewhat frustrating. Even when you think you have the query nailed, along comes an unexpected result which make you throw up your arms in surrender to the SQL gods.Read More…
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