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COMP 3015 - Introduction to Web Applications with PHP

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This hands-on course follows on from COMP 1850 and (COMP 2015 or COMP 2132) and is aimed at students who already possess a working understanding of web scripting with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Beginning with basic client/server concepts, students are introduced to server-side scripting, PHP theory, basic syntax and the difference between synchronous/asynchronous calls for responding to AJAX requests. There is a review of basic front end development concepts and JavaScript. Students who want to learn more about advanced JavaScript are also encouraged to complete: COMP 2909 -Angular and Vue.js Fundamentals, COMP 2912- Node.js Fundamentals and COMP 2913 -React and Modern JavaScript. COMP 3015 participants are provided with a front-end web application to connect to the back-end to serve the front end applications. Topics include: caching, Content Delivery Network (CDN), and external libraries to understand how to deal with these topics in the back end. Additional topics include: MySQL, password hashing and SSL/TLS. HTTP vs HTTPS, HTTP status codes, verbs, headers, cookies, and sessions as also discussed. Labs and exercises include different encoding types for transport between browser and server application, basic web application security and the dangers of cross site scripting, session hijacking. Participants gain experience with the major functions of server-side scripting, client/server architecture and a variety of open-source software tools. This course is required in several programs including Applied Web Development (AWD) plus the CST/PTS Diploma. It is also the prerequisite for COMP 4669 Advanced Web Applications. Upon successful completion of COMP 3015 students will able to write browser independent server-side scripts and develop a web application.

Prerequisite(s)

COMP 1850 and (COMP 2015 or COMP 2132)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$623.13

Winter 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 88335

Fri Jan 08 - Fri Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$623.13

Notes

  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____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Cancelled

CRN 84212

Mon Jan 11 - Mon Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Gary Tong

Course Outline

Cost

$623.13

Notes

  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____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. Class is in session on February 15 (Family Day).

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Create a basic PHP 7.3 web application, setup a web server for web application development.
  • Explain basic HTTP concepts.
  • Describe basic web application security.
  • Make use of cookies, headers and how client side plays a role.
  • Explain the theory behind server-side applications.
  • Explain the architecture difference between client-side vs server-side software.
  • Explore HTTP request and response headers, manipulate browser behaviour.
  • Leverage Chrome and Firefox developer tools to debug client/server messages.
  • Obtain, process, validate and store user input.
  • Find, process, and validate data with regular expressions.
  • Use server side resources with web applications including server side files and MySQL.
  • Perform basic MySQL CRUD operations with PHP.
  • Authorize 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.
  • Develop procedural PHP scripts, leading to Object Oriented Programming with PHP.

Effective as of Winter 2021

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
  3. Web and Mobile Application Development
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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