PHP Shopping Cart Video Tutorial Updates

August 18, 2010
Posted in PHP Videos

We just updated our shopping cart tutorial – check it out:

I just added 3 new screencasts to the KillerSites University under the PHP > PHP Shopping Cart course (about 45 minutes of content.)

These videos answer a common question: how to change the code created in the course to use a MySQL database rather than an XML file to store product information. For small stores, using an XML file makes sense, but if you intend to expand and there is the potential that you’ll have a large number of products to sell, editing an XML file every time may be a bit unwieldy.

These videos cover how to change existing code only. With a MySQL database in place, however, you could add on to the functionality by adding a password protected administrative section that allows you to add/edit/delete products from the database. These videos don’t cover that (yet, at least), but if you watch the series on PHP CRUD with MySQLi and the series I did on creating a basic user authentication system with PHP, that should help get you started.

Let me know if there are any other features you’d like to see added to the PHP Shopping Cart course, and I’ll see what I can do. Hope you find the videos useful. =)

Ben

These videos can be found in the Killersites Universities’ video library.

Thanks,

Stefan Mischook

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