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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 and is aimed at students who already possess a working understanding of web scripting with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery are introduced to server-side scripting. Beginning with basic client/server concepts students are introduced to 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 encouraged to complete COMP 2912- Node.js Fundamentals and COMP 2913 -React and Modern JavaScript. 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: when to use local storage vs session storage vs cookie storage. 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. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to write browser independent server-side scripts and use PHP 7.3 for developing web applications. Upon successful completion students will be prepared to move on to COMP 4669 Advanced Web Applications offered once per year in the winter (January) term. COMP 3015 is a required course in Applied Web Development Associate Certificate (AWD) plus an elective the CSC and CST/PTS Diploma.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

3.0

Cost

$623.13

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 44160

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery

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. Class is in session October 12 (Thanksgiving).

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.

In Progress and Full

CRN 47006

Fri Sep 18 - Fri Dec 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 18 - Dec 04 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery

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.

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.

In Progress and Full

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

Armaan Dhanji

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.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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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

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. Class is in session on February 15 (Family Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the 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 JavaScript 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 from Web pages.
  • Obtain, process, validate and store user input from Web pages.
  • Find, process, and validate data with regular expressions.
  • Use server side resources with web applications including server side files and databases.
  • 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 procedural PHP scripts, leading to Object Oriented Programming with PHP.

Effective as of Winter 2019

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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