Choosing a database and LC tools

William Prothero prothero at
Tue Aug 11 14:54:39 EDT 2015

Tom and Peter:
Here is a link to a working stack, that includes the php scripts, so you can see what’s involved. <>
This link won’t last forever, so I’ll plan on keeping it active for a week.
Good luck,

> On Aug 11, 2015, at 11:24 AM, tbodine <bodine at> wrote:
> Hi Bill.
> Thanks for those insights. I'm not sure which route I'll take yet, but I 
> would welcome access to your php script collection.
> Thanks,
> Tom Bodine
> On 8/10/2015 8:12 PM, Wprothero [via Runtime Revolution] wrote:
>> Tom:
>> I use Navicat to manage my databases. It will access a variety of online
>> databases, and works with SQLite too. I use it all the time.
>> In my app work, I use livecode with POST commands to php that talks to
>> an online mySQL database. PHP is totally robust and won’t fail on you,
>> and it’s built into most Apache installations. On Mac, there is also a
>> great free tool called MAMP, which allows you to run a complete web
>> server with php on your local machine, for debugging. Again, Navicat is
>> your friend and will save you hours of wondering whether your data
>> actually got into the db or not.
>> I read that storage of images in a mySQL database isn’t recommended.
>> But, I have stored them in SQLite db’s and it worked fine. Haven’t tried
>> it on mySQL.
>> I will send you some php scripts, if you are interested. Contact me
>> offline.
>> Best,
>> Bill
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