Now that we’ve done all the hard work of building an extensible framework, it’s time to add some new functionality to the website. We’re going to make it so that users can register accounts on the website with a view to letting them post jokes themselves.
You should already have the table for
authors in the database with some data you added via MySQL Workbench. If you don’t, you can execute this query to create the table:
CREATE TABLE author ( id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY, name VARCHAR(255), email VARCHAR(255) ) DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 ENGINE=InnoDB
Don’t worry about adding any records if you have none. We’ll be creating a form that lets us add authors from the website.