Storing and Retrieving Data with jQuery, PHP and mySQL Part One
AJAX is probably one of the most exciting things to happen to web design in recent years, jQuery is another, and there are plenty of methods built right into jQuery which allow you to quickly and easily get started with the XMLHttpRequest object that is fundamental to all AJAX operations. In this tutorial we're going to look at installing and configuring a web server, installing and configuring PHP and mySQL, and using jQuery to unite your front-end user interface with your back-end server-side logic. We'll look at both adding data supplied by a visitor to our database as well as retrieving it and sending it back to a page.
Dan Wellman is an author and web developer based in the UK. His first book, Learning the Yahoo User Interface Library has just been published. Dan is an avid fan of all electronic music from old school hip hop to new school breaks and everything in between. On those rare moments away from a computer Dan enjoys spending time with his friends and family.