So I have implemented lazy-load connecting to the database - only connecting when a query is actually being done.
Sometimes we end up only using a cache so its a waste to actually open the connection to the DB server...
The problem I have run into is with escaping arguments - mysql_real_escape_string can no longer be used but mysql_escape_string is deprecated.
Does anyone have any suggestions to approach this issue and how I might be able to solve it?
Look forward to all ideas and suggestions!