5 New BuildAModule Videos on Diving Into MySQL

New FREE MySQL video tutorial of the week

What SQL is and how to write a simple SELECT query - 5:06

What good is data if you can't use it for amazing things? In this video we talk about how to query a database using SQL, talk about a reasonable use case, and actually put it into practice.

New videos on MySQL databases

Wrapping up our review of changes in our refactored text adventure - 4:22

In this video we finish up our tour of a set of changes to our text adventure game that make it scalable and much easier to work with.

Creating a render function for our game as a final touch - 3:29

One more feature that would be nice for our game is the ability to include it anywhere we'd like without copying and pasting the render code. The solution? To create a function wrapper around the code and just call the function whereever we want the game, of course! In this video we work through this final step

The benefits of using a database (MySQL) - 4:22

In this video we begin our dive into using a database to store information. Among the benefits are scalability and a set of tools that allow us to easily pull specific information out (something that was hard to do with our other data-driven examples).

What databases and tables are, plus a quick tour of PHPMyAdmin - 4:42

So what is a database, exactly? In this video we talk about the nature of a database and tables, using a popular web application called PHPMyAdmin to visually demonstrate the various components.

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