View Full Version : PHP Magic vs. My Contact Table
07-26-2006, 01:42 PM
I like the look and feel of My Contact Table for my immediate need, but I will have other applications that I will need to build in the future, so I'm thinking that PHP Magic is the way to go.
Isn't My Contact Table just a project that could be built using PHP Magic? If so, do I get the project code for My Contact Table so that I can create it using Magic?
I guess I'm not clear on what exactly PHP Magic does... it appears to be an authoring tool that could be used to create any number of different applications that need PHP/MySql functionality.
Ideas, comments or snide remarks?
I'm new to php and mysql in general, self taught in all aspects computing I suppose, and I've just recently begun to integrate PHP Magic uses into my website (www.draftboardinsider.com -- example click 'rankings' > 'offense' > 'QB' or click 'resources' > 'Top 100' and you can see how I've included tables from my database in webpages).
Long story short, if you have ANY conceivable use for this application, I can't imagine you'd be disappointed...seems to me the possibilities are endless, it's relatively flexible and extremely easy to use/figure out. Maybe that's from the point of view of a novice, and someone with more advanced abilities disagrees, but that's my take. Short money has gone a long way for me already in time saved.
They both have their own usage depending on the database design requirements.
"I guess I'm not clear on what exactly PHPMagic does"
---> You create/design the database tables and fields and the software generates all the code
"it appears to be an authoring tool that could be used to create any number of different applications that need PHP/MySql functionality."
---> PHPMagic is used to create/design a MySQL database with unlimited tables and fields and generates the php scripts or forms needed to manage the tables. The software generates the code to setup the MySQL database tables that you create. You should download the free trial version and browse the readme file to understand how the software works. Perhaps start out by using a free sample file to use as a template.
"Isn't My Contact Table just a project that could be built using PHPMagic?"
---> No. Without getting technical MCT generates custom PHP sessions code and other predefined scripts for this type of application.
MCT could be used to add a members area on our website for members to register and have an account where they could login and manage their own records and files. Much like a typical file upload site would work. We have received many request from visitors to our site for a way to build this type of database. People wanted a way to build a database where members could login and manage their own records. Another popular request was a way to add a members area to their new PHPMagic database. We built MCT to satisfy both request.
a) Allows you to create a database table with fields you define where members can login and manage their own records.
b) Use the software to generate a members access area for a particular area on your website. It could not be easier to accomplish. You only need to fill out one field (the members access page url) and generate the code. The generated application is a membership-based database application with an admin and members control area.
PHPMagic & My Contact Table is a great combination.
Hope this helps
Thanks for the props JCC :D
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