I have a question. Lets say I want to make a database that is search able. I don’t really want to get much into exactly but how would someone get started?
Well… if you are talking about makin a website that is searchable then you are talking LAMP (Linux, Apache, Mysql and PHP).
Linux – This is the operating system that your server will be running
Apache – This is the webserver that runs and serves the pages to your users.
Mysql – This is the database that will store and report your information contained.
PHP– This is the programing language which will tie it all together.
So you really have 2 options here. Hire a good LAMP programmer or learn it yourself.
If you are going to hire out a programmer be prepared to pay a lot of money. I have paid 40-120$ a hour for development. Its REALLY hard to find a well rounded programmer and when you do they get pretty good money.
If you are going to do it yourself I would recommend buying just about every book possible
on lamp programing and start on your project. You do not have to be a master or even close to get started. I learn more by trial and error then I do from actually reading but I have them all as a reference.
Each Monday I am going to try to take some questions asked to me in email and here on the blog and answer them. I call the answer part the “Shoemoney answer? mainly because I do not know if its right or wrong but its what I think based on my experience so far.