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Re: [PHP] Trying to Play Catch-Up & get the Bigger Picture




On 02.03.2016 at 20:04, Ashley Sheridan wrote:

> On Wed, 2016-03-02 at 08:50 -0800, dealtek@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

>> So the question is, big picture, What is the best way to interface with MySQL for this purpose? Would I use:
>>
>> - MySQLi
>> - PDO_MySQL (Am I correct in assuming that PDO is helpful if one may need to move to another database system in the future?)
>>
>> - or maybe web services REST
>> - or ???
>
> Personally I'd always go with PDO, and not because it allows you to
> change the DB backend (I don't know anyone who's ever done this) but
> because it offers parameterised queries (prepared statements) to
> safeguard against a lot of injection attempts:

MySQLi also offers prepared statements, see
<http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.prepare.php>. :)

-- 
Christoph M. Becker


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