Data base paper

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  1. mcdirector

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    I'm taking a course right now on electronic communications.

    I did a bibliography on PHP which was a challenge the deeper I got into it.

    I also have to write a paper and thought I'd write it on a complementary issue, Data Bases like MySQL. We have not had these loaded on the server at school where I do the web page, so I'm a novice. I've been pushing to get PHP and MySQL loaded so I can do more with the web page -- so this work for my course is an effort to educate myself.

    So:
    Do you know of sites, articles, white papers on data bases to help me eliminate all the junk.
    What data bases do you use? Were they thrust upon you or did you have part in the chosing?
    What do you personally use databases for? I know they can be used for search engines, photo albums, forms. What am I missing here that I can research?
    Is there anything you'd add that would take me in another direction?

    Thanks for your help. :applause:
     
  2. exscentric

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    Okay, you need help. Here we go. If I had a snail mail addy I'd send you the paper to write your paper on, but other than that I am totally no help :laugh:

    I've been hearing about changing websites over to mysql and snooped a little and found little understandable information on it. Not that it wasn't well written, just that I had no idea what they were talking about.

    I think I could use it if I knew something about it, so will be watching with interest, seeking some USABLE posts :type:
     
  3. mcdirector

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    Well, I am sitting here chuckling! Especially since my paper is virtual :laugh: (Well, it is a course on electronic communications! :tongue3: )

    And I gotta tell you, the PHP bibliography made my head hurt. I was ok with the tutorials, but you can't do an entire bibliography on tutorials. It was like when I went to Chile and thought the Spanish I had in college was good enough. UHHHHHH??? twasn't nearly.
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

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    Bitsy,

    Go to http://techrepublic.com.com/ and they have lots of whitepapers. You have to register, but it is free. And yes, the double ".com" is the correct URL. Along the top menus is a "Whitepapers" selection.

    Good luck with your assignment!

    MP
     
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  5. mcdirector

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    Thanks MP!

    I'm off to register!
     

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