OpenLampTech MySQL Extras – Substack Writing

Not only do I share the weekly OpenLampTech newsletter, but I’m also publishing some articles outside of the publication, directly to my Substack page. I’m resharing the last 2 I’ve posted over on my Substack for any interested readers…

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CodeIgniter 4 Query Builder where() function and parameter structure with MySQL

In SQL, the WHERE clause filters rows returned by the FROM clause table in SELECT queries using one or more search condition filters. Oftentimes, in application development, we accept user input values which in turn, are the WHERE clause conditional filters against the table columns. In this post, I am covering the CodeIgniter 4 where() function and parameter binding for safer filtering in SELECT queries. Continue reading and see examples in MySQL…

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CodeIgniter 4 Query Helper getLastQuery() method – MySQL Prototyping

I’m resharing a post I first published over on my Medium account for interested readers here. As you know, SQL is my passion and sweet spot. But, I also have an affinity for PHP and CodeIgniter. Continue reading and learn how I prototype Query Builder patterns in CodeIgniter 4…

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5 PHP Date Functions and Their MySQL Equivalents

Anyone working with data is going to encounter date values at some point. Dates are necessary for many reasons. If you’re a PHP/MySQL Developer, you have date function options for both the database and your programming language of choice. In this post, I cover 5 PHP date functions and their (somewhat) MySQL equivalents with examples of each. Continue reading…

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