ToolsOur Team decided to write the Croquet Handicapping System in PHP, which is a server side scripting language. PHP allows us to create a fast database driven web page interface. PHP is not stand alone, it runs as an add-on to a Web Server. A Database was also required to store all the relevant data. Below is a brief description of the tools being used for this Project.
Apache Web Server
Apache is a popular Web Server. Itís free and is available for both Unix and Windows. The particular install file weíve used is apache_2.0.44-win32-x86-no-ssl.msi, this can be found at the URL link below:
Note: The Croquet System runs on Windows 95, which required a patch file (apache_2.0.44-win9x-x86-apr-patch.zip) which can also be found at the URL link above. Windows 95 must also be running Winsock 2, available at www.microsoft.com
MySQL is a free open source Database. It is very popular and widely used in conjunction with PHP.
Download at http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql-3.23.html
PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages around. Itís relatively easy to learn and there is lots of support for it on the Internet. Itís available free and has built in support for MySQL.
Available for download at http://www.php.net/downloads.php
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