January 2016 Web Design Meeting Report

At the January SIG meeting, we continued with Jerry Greene’s series on web development tools.

So far in this series, we have covered these tools:

  • MySQL Workbench, a free tool from the developers of MySQL.
  • NetBeans, a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
  • Xdebug, an extension for debugging PHP.

In MySQL Workbench, one of the things you can do is do is enhanced entity–relationship (EER) model (or extended entity–relationship modeling).

Entity Definition(s):
1) In relation to a database, an entity is a single person, place, or thing about which data can be stored.

2) In data modeling (a first step in the creation of a database), an entity is some unit of data that can be classified and has stated relationships to other entities.

Additional notes on using these tools:

On a Windows Vista machine:
c/xampp/php/ext  <—— install xbebug file here

c/xampp/php/php.ini  <——– add the following line to point to directory for xbebug

;zend_extension = “C:\xampp\php\ext\php_xdebug.dll” Commit this out

zend_extension = “C:\xampp\php\ext\php_xdebug-2.3.1-5.6-vc11.dll” Add this line

We will continue next month by showing how to use these tools to put together some interesting reports.

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