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DevX: Build an Online Store Today with PayPal, PHP, and MySQL

Dec 23, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Laurence Moroney)

"Pnce upon a time building a Web front to a store was an enormous task, involving expensive specialists. However, over time, technologies have developed that allow anybody to build their own store, and handle transaction fulfillment through the well-known, open access payment system of PayPal. In this article, you'll build a fictional store that stocks and sells sportswear. You'll need a PHP/MySQL-enabled Web server or site. If you don't have one, don't worry—all the details for building your own are in this article. If you don't know any PHP or MySQL, the same article is also a good place to start.

"To build the store, you need a database that contains information about the products that you have for sale and their current stock levels..."

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