Originally Posted by cherry890
Thank you for your replies. I'll do as you recommend, just create a database without a website. But you said that it is easy, my leacturer told that I have to ER diagram before, and use a language Python, C, Delphi or PHP. Which language is better to use? I study PHP and started to learn Delphi.
You don't need anything but sql to work with a data base. If you want to create an application that reads from a database you would need to select an appropriate language and then the appropriate drivers/api code for that language and that data base.
Which language you choose would depend on the application you are trying to create.If you only want to talk to the database at all, I think PHP is probably the easiest only because PHP is designed to work with a mysql back end (all though you don't have to).
For that purpose I would download a WAMP install (windows) or the appropriate package for linux.
An ER diagram is just a conceptual model of a database, you can create one with any graphing solution you please (visio, gliffy, whatever).