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Web Application Development with PHP COMP 3015

Computer Systems Course

Course details

​This hands-on advanced course follows COMP 2132 –Web Development with JavaScript and is aimed at students who already possess a solid understanding of web development and who have client-side programming experience. COMP 3015 begins with basic client-server concepts. Participants are then introduced to server-side programming with PHP and a variety of open-source software tools. Topics include: data encoding, regular expressions, input sanitization, dependency management with Composer, and common components to a typical web application. MySQL, password hashing, and TLS are also discussed. Labs and assignments include using: file I/O, password hashing functions, plus uploading images and other files to a server. Participants gain hands-on experience developing and deploying server-side software in an Object- Oriented Programming (OOP) approach Students practice obtaining and processing user input, basic web application security and how to mitigate the dangers of cross site scripting, session hijacking, and SQL injection. COMP 3015 is a required course in the Web and Mobile Application Development (WMA) Associate Certificate, and the CST FLEX Diploma, which have significant coding prerequisites. Note: Applied Web Development (AWD) students without Java or C# programming language experience are advised to complete COMP 3012 -Back-End Web Development with Node.js, prior to this course. Upon completion, successful students will be able to develop commercial quality web applications and move on to COMP 4669 -Advanced Web Applications with PHP.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$648.01

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of COMP 3015 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 88335

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 03 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 88335
  • $648.01
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 03 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 382
Instructor

Christian Fenn

Course outline

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Cost

$648.01

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours on campus. Late registration is not permitted. No class on February 20 (Family Day).
Status

In Progress and Full

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between client-side and server-side software.
  • Configure and use tools to debug applications.
  • Use browser developer tools in order to debug client-server applications.
  • Use Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) to develop a simple server-side web application.
  • Write unit tests using PHPUnit.
  • Build database driven web applications using PHP 8, which are capable of obtaining, validating, and safely storing user input.
  • Describe the differences between HTTP and HTTPS.
  • Explain HTTP status codes, verbs, request/response headers, cookies, and sessions.
  • Authenticate users and persist their data across a web application using cookies and sessions.
  • Explore and defend against security vulnerabilities such as cross site scripting, SQL injection and session hijacking.
  • Describe Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) fundamentals.
  • Configure a web server for serving PHP applications. ​

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

Web Application Development with PHP (COMP 3015) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Web Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time
  3. Web and Mobile Application Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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