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COMP 3015 - Introduction to PHP

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1850 and COMP 2015. Students who already possess a solid web scripting in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery are introduced to server-side scripting using PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is an open-source, platform independent, web scripting language as well as a general purpose programming language. After learning the basic PHP theory and syntax, topics include: responding to AJAX requests, text file manipulation, cookies, regular expressions, sessions, graphics, and database interactions. By the end of this course, students have learned the major functions of PHP server-side scripting, understand client/server architecture and how to freely obtain a wide variety of open-source software tools and code libraries. COMP 3015 replaces COMP 1920 and is an elective in the “Applied Web Development” associate certificate plus the CST/PTS Diploma. Upon successful completion students are prepared to move on to more advanced web development courses including COMP 4662 MySQL for Data Driven Websites and COMP 4669 Advanced Web Applications with PHP.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1850 and COMP 2015 or equivalent knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$599.00

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 84212

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 382

Instructor

Gary Tong

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. *(A)* REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval. Class will be is session February 12 (Family Day).

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 64697

Mon Apr 23 - Mon Jul 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Jul 09 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 382

Instructor

Gary Tong

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify, locate, download, and install components of a PHP Web Server.
  • Explain the theory behind server-side Web scripting.
  • Explain the architecture difference between client side vs server side software.
  • Develop PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Web scripts with and without HTML content.
  • Explore HTTP request and response headers, manipulate browser behaviour.
  • Leverage Chrome and Firefox developer tools to debug client/server messages.
  • Install, configure and deploy a working web server to serve PHP scripts.
  • Obtain, process, and store user input from Web pages.
  • Use cookies to remember users and user data.
  • Find, process, and validate data with regular expressions.
  • Use server-side resources with web pages including files, databases, images.
  • Authorize users and persist their data across multiple Web pages using sessions.
  • Explore and defend against security vulnerabilities from cross site scripting, SQL injection and session hijacking.
  • Develop a basic CMS system with PHP.
  • Develop procedural PHP scripts, leading to Object Oriented Programming with PHP.

Effective as of Winter 2017

Related Programs

COMP 3015 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Web Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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