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I highly recommend PostgreSQL instead of MySQL. The stored proc code is object oriented. The whole thing is very logical. The only thing good about MySQL is that it is a little more available on web hosting services.
I recommend going toward Node.JS. It's fast and efficient and it's got a lot of good libraries and frameworks to support it. If you are comfortable with NoSQL databases, I'd recommend using MongoDB as your back end database. If you are more of a SQL guy, I'd recommend MySql. As far as AI goes, if you go with Node, you can use Tensor Flow!
Well, it gets funnier. So, I'm on a conf call with IT Support. Seems they can't get Skype for Business to work for me. He fires up team viewer, and the first thing he does? Closes Edge, runs IE11. I wonder what he knows I don't?
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
Indeed. At least the original structure stopped the developer (and other, later developers) from omitting the first instance; or putting extraneous code after possibly hitting the end. Defensive programming...