IBM's developerWorks section has started off a new series today with part one of their "Kick-start takes you to the movies" series focusing on using DB2 and PHP to create a personal movie database application.
Explore PHP and XML development using the Eclipse IDE, DB2 Express-C 9, and WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. Learn how to install and configure these applications, part of a program designed to kick-start your application development, to develop a Web-based movie information database. This is part one of a two-part tutorial, covering the installation and configuration of the tools, along with some basic proof-of-concept code development.
You'll need the Eclipse IDE and a web server with PHP and DB2 installed to follow along with this part, but once those are in place, the rest is smooth sailing. They walk you through each step of the way - setting up the XML database, creating your project, creating all of the database tables, and connecting your PHP to the database.