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Comments February 4, 2007

Database Design #1 – Using Associative Tables

Filed under: Database Tips, MOD Writing — Dave Rathbun @ 8:42 pm CommentsComments (4) 

This is the first in a planned series of posts where I will share some principals of good database design. Many MOD authors are good at coding php, and some are even comfortable with sql. But a good database design can make or break your project, and it’s not a skill that is taught in programming classes. Getting the database design right the first time can certainly can make coding and performance tuning easier. This first post is going to explain the purpose of something called an Associative table relationship. We even have a couple of those in phpBB. 8)

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I have added some code to my blog that will display the five most recent comments in the right side panel. It should work fine. Should. :-) If you encounter any strange behavior, please let me know.

This is for those of you that – like me – don’t subscribe to any sort of feed process. I just want to be able to go to a blog, read the new posts, and read new comments even if they’re on old posts. So this feature is primarily for me. Hopefully some of you might find this useful as well. 8)

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