Author: Jason Lengstorf

Optimizing MySQL Queries with JOINs

This week, I wanted to share some of my recent experiments with MySQL queries in regard to lowering the number of requests sent to the database server and, hopefully, avoiding the bottleneck that can form on sites that rely heavily on database interaction.

Reading RSS with PHP

In this tutorial, we’ll use SimpleXML and a custom PHP class to load and parse a user’s Flickr RSS feed, isolate the pieces of information we need, and output the data as HTML.