Chapter 4. Build an Events Calendar
Now that you're up to speed on the concept of object-oriented programming, you can start working on the project that will be the meat and potatoes of this book: the events calendar. It all starts here, and as this book progresses, you'll be adding more and more functionality using both PHP and jQuery.
Planning the Calendar
Because you're starting from absolute scratch, you need to take a minute to plan the application. This application will be database-driven (using MySQL), so the planning will take part in two stages: first the database structure and then a basic map of the application that will access and modify the database.
Defining the Database Structure
To make building the application much easier, the first ...