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Jonathan BartlettBuilding Scalable PHP Web Applications Using the Cloudhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5212-3_4

4. Creating a Simple Web App

Jonathan Bartlett
Tulsa, OK, USA
In this chapter, we are going to be creating an extremely simple web application to use for demonstration purposes in subsequent chapters. The goal here is to get a full, end-to-end application up and running.
The application we are going to develop will simply be a guestbook, so that anyone can come and post a message into the guestbook.

4.1 Setting Up the Database Service

Any good web application has a database. My database of choice has always been PostgreSQL (www.postgresql.org). There is a myth that PostgreSQL is slow. There was some truth to ...

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