Tag Archives: Database

Digital Camera Database

Here is a database for Digital Cameras which can be used for related websites and content projects. The file includes one CSV file that has 1,373 Digital Cameras from 20 different manufacturers.

Each record has 2 fields

Field1 = Make

Field2 = Model

Olympus,Stylus 5010
Kodak,EasyShare CX7220
Canon,PowerShot A700
Nikon,Coolpix 8700
Casio,Exilim EX-FC150
Pentax,Optio X
Panasonic,Lumix DMC-FX5
Samsung,i70
HP,Photosmart M307
Olympus,D-150Z

LINK : Digital Camera Database

Used Car Database

For quite some time now I have needed and wanted to make a database listing of Used Cars by Year, Make and Model.

I finally have the used car database complete. The result is a database that should help any programmer needing the same information for their used car project.

The Used Car Database currently has over 5,200 cars listed by Year, Make and Model, from 1989-2009.

The data matches what is listed in the Kelley Blue Book which has been the nation’s number-one-selling automotive book, I did this to have a good reference point for data validity.

The file download includes 2 file formats of the database. A CSV file and a MySQL export file. Between these 2 formats, most programmers should be able to incorporate this data into a project easily.

Here is a random sampling of the data.

2002 Saturn SC2
2009 Chevrolet Colorado
1992 Mercury Sable
1994 Dodge Viper
2007 Chevrolet Equinox
1994 Suzuki Samurai
1999 Lexus LS 400
1999 Dodge Durango
2001 Ford Mustang
1992 Buick Riviera

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Web Programming

Years ago I started programming in ASP (Active Server Pages). This was a great language and was fairly easy to migrate into. However, the “cost of inclusion” was rather high as it is a Microsoft language and required (of course) that you be hosted on a Microsoft platform server. Then Microsoft decided to upgrade ASP to ASP.net.

At that point they lost me. With the advent of Linux and the world of open source it just did not make any sense to stick with something that required so much overhead. Another key downside was the database programming required either SQL Server or MS Access. One was too expensive and the other not robust enough.

I switched to PHP and MySQL and I have never been happier. It is easy to find a hosting company that supports these languages and there is a wide realm of support and samples for both. If you like web programming PHP is a must to check out.

And of course the ever popular WordPress platform is PHP based.