Connecting PHP to MYSQL Video Tutorial

April 14, 2008
Posted in PHP Videos

Hi,

I was just looking over killerphp.com and noticed that I hadn’t posted any new content for a little while – it’s been about two weeks!

… That can happen when your busy removing your teeth.

🙂

Anyway, I’ve gotten around to releasing a new set of beginners video tutorials on PHP. This time around, I have a four part video on how to get PHP to talk to MySQL.

PHP Video Tutorial

Besides actually walking through the code of connecting PHP to MySQL, we learn a few other things along the way:

  • We learn about the multiple ways that PHP provides for us, in terms of being able to work with MySQL.
  • We learn about the importance of understanding error messages in programming in general. We look at a couple of specific errors that you can run across when working with MySQL.
  • We learn about the die() function and how it can be used when working with MySQL.

As with all my beginners videos, beyond teaching the task at hand (meaning the main point of the video) I also try to introduce other things along the way – things like new functions and good programming practices.

The videos have a total running time of about 27 minutes and are presented in a new format. Let me know what you think.

Thanks,

Stefan Mischook

www.killerphp.com
www.killersites.com

11 Responses

  1. Ralph Hoar Author April 14, 2008 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Concise, clear, a real learning experience
    Can you give real world assignments to test knowledge?

  2. Stefan Mischook Author April 14, 2008 at 8:36 pm Reply

    I will have a few supports documents out soon … with the code etc.

    I will also have new videos out soon that walk through the process of moving data to and from MySQL with PHP.

    … Essentially, we will be firing off SQL commands.

    Stefan

  3. nirose Author April 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm Reply

    thanks

  4. Tom Bingham Author April 16, 2008 at 1:55 pm Reply

    These videos are wonderful, just like the others. One thing I have really appreciated are the pod videos. Any chance for offering all videos in that format?

  5. Stefan Mischook Author April 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Tom,

    I might get around to it.

    I hadn’t heard much feedback about the podcast format so I haven’t made anymore.

    Stefan

  6. Simon Johnson Author May 20, 2008 at 4:20 pm Reply

    I am an novice at all this with a design background. Totally blindsided by php. Is there a disc available for all lessons as sometimes (snail speed modem) I get half way through a lesson and my connection goes down.

    Just starting to learn from scratch but would like to have a career in php web design. Unfortunately, I have a current job that takes up most of the day and some of the evening.

    Is it better to learn in small steps or to leave a large part of my weekend free to absorb php?

    Is it possible to show a whole web site constucted and re-vamped using php (maybe you have already dealt with this and I have not got to that lesson yet). I need very practical examples as I have next to no experience in web site creation. Lots of ideas but no idea of how to put it all together.

    Php sounds like a logical and straight forward method to get where I want to go and I will keep at it until I work out how it can help me bring some of my designs and ideas to life.

    Thank you for the site and the video tutorials (why does it make more sense when I see you say it?). Keep up the good work.

  7. Stefan Mischook Author May 21, 2008 at 1:25 am Reply

    “Is it better to learn in small steps or to leave a large part of my weekend free to absorb php?”

    Learn in small steps. Learn something, play with it a little. Come back another day and do something else.

    “Is it possible to show a whole web site constucted and re-vamped using php (maybe you have already dealt with this and I have not got to that lesson yet).”

    I am working on something sort of like that now.

    “Is there a disc available for all lessons as sometimes (snail speed modem) I get half way through a lesson and my connection goes down.”

    It was not my intention, but I can send you a DVD with all the videos. There will be a cost of course. You can reach me at: stefan at killersites.com.

    Thanks for the positive remarks.

    Stefan

  8. Aubrey Thibodeaux Author June 1, 2008 at 2:50 pm Reply

    I just complete your 4 part course on “Connecting to MY SQL with PHP.

    All your courses are well done and easy to understand.

    I am looking for the continuation to the 4 part course that shows how to move data in and out of a SQL database.

  9. Stefan Mischook Author June 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm Reply

    I plan on adding the new videos soon.

    … I just have to edit them.

    Stefan

  10. Tim Monaghan Author July 10, 2008 at 11:18 pm Reply

    Beautifully done. You’re tempo in teaching is just perfect. It gives me time to follow along and type in the code myself and keep track with what you’re saying at the same time. A lot of tutorial videas move a long too fast and I have to stop them constantly..

    Thanks for these.. 5 stars!

  11. Stefan Mischook Author July 11, 2008 at 1:08 am Reply

    I’m happy to hear you like the videos.

    Stefan

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