Data access is a fundamental topic for any kind of web development, especially for PHP. Usually, we have tools like PHPMyAdmin that handle the process of creating and deleting databases, tables, and data for you. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it tends to shield you from what it takes to truly manage the data in your applications.
That's why, in this course, Derek Jensen is going to help you understand how your MySQL data is handled in the back-end with SQL. He will walk you through the process of everything from creating and deleting databases all the way down to creating complex table relationships like one-to-many and many-to-many. Then, he will teach you how to construct queries to join these tables and get exactly the data you are looking for!