If youre an old hand at database programming in PHP, youve likely come to the conclusion that theres nothing fun about putting data into, or retrieving data from a database. If youre a database newbie, youre probably still confused about all that magic and how best to harness it to do your bidding.
Whether inexperienced and confused, or old and jaded, the PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR) MDB2 library is worth your time. A replacement, and worthy successor, to PEARs original DB library, MDB2 adds some polish to the previous librarys feature list, streamlines other features, and provides a robust and universal database layer to PEARs arsenal of tools.
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