> -----Original Message-----
> From: alba.albetti [mailto:alba.albetti@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 7:00 AM
> To: mysql
> Subject: Why is MySQL always linked to Php?
> Browsing the Web I've seen that usually companies look for
> developers working on MySQL and Php. Why are the two things
> linked? I mean I've not found any requests for just a MySQL
> developer or DBA (as for example it happens for Oracle), but
> it's always requested a MySQL/Php expert.
> I ask for it 'cause I've always been a developer/DBA on RDBMS
> (Oracle and DB2) and as I've been learning MySQL for few
> weeks, I'd like to know whether and why it's so important to
> learn Php as well. It would be so difficult to find a job as
> MySQL developer/DBA without knowing Php as well.
I would say it's a combination of things.
MySQL is pretty much fire and forget for the most part for most sites.
Unless you're dealing with HUGE amounts of data or massive amounts of hits,
you rarely have to configure or "DBA" it.
Oracle on the other hand is this huge mega-monstrosity that costs millions
of dollars to implement and therefore you want someone presumably trained
so they don't brick your box.
With mySQL, if you "brick" the box, you pretty much just setup a new LAMP
install and put your DB backups on.
I'm of course oversimplifying.