in reply to Choosing a database for a new project

I'm learning MySQL myself and though I haven't done anything as relatively complex as your project and have stuck more with PHP than Perl, I feel nevertheless that you'd find the following resources helpful: I'm sure other monks can suggest good resources, and I wish you good luck with learning MySQL. Have fun!

-- Rozallin J. Thompson
The Webmistress who doesn't hesitate to use strict;