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Coding methods and principles (part 2)

By Mark Jones 8th June 2015


Real World Example In the previous article in this series, I spoke about dependency injection using cars and engines as an example. In this article I will show you a more practical example by showing you how easy it can be for your system to switch between different database ORMs (Eloquent and PDO in this example) without having to recode everywhere that interacts with the database. Just in case you're not sure what an ORM is, ORM stands for O...

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What are the differences between MyISAM and InnoDB?

By Jordan Hall 2nd July 2010


Wait... hold on. Firstly, what are MyISAM and InnoDB? MyISAM and InnoDB are the two commonly used MySQL engines for database tables. MyISAM is the default database engine for new tables created in MySQL 4 and 5. So, why would I want to use one over the other? Good question. Perhaps it is best answered by going through the differences between the two database engines. InnoDB is a more modern database engine than MyISAM, so some could say MyIS...

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