I'm going to have some free time in the next couple of days and wanted to write a simple news section update script for my brother. He basically has a news section that he edits manually (actually edits the html). He pretty much deletes the oldest test at the bottom of the file and adds a new one at the top. I wanted to make a database for him and have some code in the news section that says for example, show the 10 most recent entries. Simple right? Well i have limited experience and a google search gave me a ton of different ways to accomplish a database. What would be the way to go to learn me some knowledge? I've noticed a lot of mysql + php combos. Would this be a good area to invest my free time? Or is there another language I should try learning?