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MySQL mySQLi vs. PDO




Last night I had a discussion with a friend on the best practices of data access. This particular topic is not a strong point of mine, so I appreciated the input from a more seasoned back-end developer. The main topic of interest was the usage, advantages and possible benefits of parameterized queries.


My friend did some quick research and suggested looking into the options available in PDO database API. Currently I am using MySQLi to handle database requests. I found an excellent resource at https://websitebeaver.com/php-pdo-vs-mysqli. After a quick read, I think I will stick with using MySQLi and trying to update my implementation from a procedural style to a object oriented style and test a few parameterized queries until I get use to the idea and implementation.


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