Archive for November, 2012



From MySQL to SQL server for PHP devs

Friday, November 16th, 2012

As you know, I have been a LAMP developer for years. I simply love all the things that make LAMP amazing – Apache, PHP, MySQL and Linux. Last year some fellow developers were trying to convince me to move away from Apache and switch to┬ánginx but they failed. I am that type of developer who always try to use the most used technologies. The reason for that is because they are usually the most stable.

Recently, I have been asked to develop a PHP application that runs on Windows Server’s IIS and uses Microsoft SQL server as a RDMS. As you might have expected this has been a new experience for me and it has been rather bad.

The reason why I am doing this post is to try and help other developer with PHP/MySQL background switch better. So lets get started!