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very cool
Authored by: foamy on Dec 13, '00 01:58:37PM

I followed the thread on macnn and installed php and mysql. If you want to build dynamic websites or serve
data from a database then this is the way to go. It's pretty cryptic if you're a newbie like me, but once you get
it going it really feels like your mac is doing something it couldn't do before.

Even if you aren't serving pages from you mac, if you are a web designer and want to get started on dynamic
websites with PHP, it is a lot easier to sit down at your own computer and hack away than make changes,
upload them to the webhosting provider, test, repeat, repeat, repeat.

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Learning PHP/mySQL
Authored by: robg on Dec 14, '00 10:58:59AM
One thing that's nice is the large number of absolutely free mySQL and PHP programs out there. I've learned most of what I know about the two just from playing around with the mySQL database and PHP code installed by Geeklog. Once I repartition the home drive (a long-delayed project), I'll be installing mySQL/PHP locally so that I can play around with newer versions of Geeklog prior to making them active on the site. One great source for PHP stuff is The PHP Resource Index They currently have almost 800 PHP resources online, covering everything from basic counters to programs such as Geeklog. Well worth a visit if you're interested in learning more about PHP. -rob.

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