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Expert PHP and MySQL: Application Design and Development by Marc Rochkind

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CHAPTER 2

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Requirements

Oh, you can’t always get what you want

But if you try sometimes you just might find

You get what you need

—The Rolling Stones

Chapter 1 was about projects in general, whether iPhone apps, avionics for a jet airplane, a medical records system, or the e-filing system for the Internal Revenue Service. But now it’s time to focus on the subject of this book and stick to the much simpler world of PHP/MySQL apps. While the job of gathering requirements in general might be hard or, in some cases, even impossible, for PHP/MySQL apps it’s pretty simple. This is in large part because applications that have huge performance demands ...

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