Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Clive Cussler

I'm on a roll with this PHP and mySQL stuff. Here's an updated book site:

Notice that I'm passing an ID in. I have an authors table and a books table. Thus, in the future, I can have pages for other authors. I also created a PHP page to enter the data. I can drop in the Amazon ASIN number with the other info and automatically have a link to purchase the book.

It's Amazoning what you can do...

PHP and mySQL ROCK!!!

Why would a Microsoft guy say that? Well, because they do!!!

I created a demo database so that I could flex my muscles with PHP while searching for a job. (More on that to come.) You can check out my samples page here:

I got to thinking, when I wanted to add a joke to my site, why create a page for every joke? So, I created a database for my site with tables for jokes. Take a look at the results here:

I even create a PHP form for adding jokes in. It uses Key words to sort. It's not as intuitive as .Net, but it works, and it's free.

New Job
Ok, now to my new job. Computer Aid. I decided that I needed to broaden my horizons, get out of my basement, and get something that paid enough so that I wouldn't have to work 2 jobs. (7 DAYS A WEEK! YEESH!)

I can't give out details of my job assignment, but this is a consulting firm, so they have multiple projects for multiple clients. I will probably be working with c#... so LEARNING CURVE! Thankfully I've played with it, and the namespaces used in VB .Net are the same in C# .Net, so I just need to work with the syntax.

I will be starting April 2nd... I know, what a day to start, but I'll be home in time for the Memorial.

Auxiliary Pioneering
Yes, Steph and I also decided, if Jehovah helped us get a new job, we would pioneer in April, so we are. We have, the special Assembly day April 1st, Memorial April 2nd, and the CO visit April 17th to the 22nd. Exciting...

So, that's what's new in our neck of the woods. May is our Wyoming trip. We'll have lots more to tell soon.