1. creating the database

The Ajax-enabled Web site we’ll be creating in this book uses a database on the server to store all of the content: a list of employees, along with some pertinent sample information about them. To begin, we need to create and populate this database. For the example, I’ll be using MySQL, a popular open-source database application.

This chapter covers what you need to know to create the database but assumes that you have access to a MySQL installation. I’ll demonstrate the steps in this chapter using two different interfaces: the command-line mysql client and the Web-based phpMyAdmin. If you have any questions or problems with this chapter’s instructions, see my book MySQL, Second Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide (ISBN ...

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