So far we've been hard-coding our ships in the ShipLoader class. In this tutorial we'll take things up a notch by fetching that information from a database. First we're going to create a new database to hold our data, using PDO. (If you are not familiar with working with databases in PHP, you can check out the PHP for Beginners Part 3 series, which covers database fun.) Once we have the database created and filled with some ship data, we'll learn how to fetch that data back out again as an object our app can work with.