On the Developer Drive blog today there's a new tutorial helping you build out a simple CRUD (create, read, update and delete) system using a MySQL backend. This is just the first part of the series, introducing you to some concepts and getting the ball rolling connecting PHP and the database.
You're may be wondering what exactly CRUD is. CRUD simply stands for Create, Read, Update and Delete and it is the one of the fundamental principles of programming logic that can be expanded and applied to larger projects. For example, let's imagine we're creating a social network and we like to have the ability for users to create accounts, edit and update information for those accounts and also delete said accounts; that is CRUD at work.
This first part covers the structure of the database that'll make up the storage and includes a brief snippet of code to connect your PHP to the database (using PDO).