WWW110 - Database Driven Websites

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Last revision date 2017-05-29 00:32:12.324
Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:41.869


Subject Title
Database Driven Websites

Subject Description
As websites grow more and more complicated, Content Management Systems (CMS) become a needed reality of modern web development. This module sets the groundwork for basic PHP development, and then advances to look at several popular PHP based systems, investigating the strengths and weaknesses of using one as an approach to web development.

Credit Status
1 Credit toward Webmaster Certificate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the history, use and functionality of PHP.
2. Understand the role of PHP within internet technologies.
3. Utilize PHP to implement additional functionality on the web.
4. Understand the role of Content Management Systems in modern web development.
5. Build database driven web applications.
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Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
WWW105

Topic Outline

  • Introduction to PHP and server side programming
  • Set up Apache, mySQL and PHP
  • PHP overview
  • Variables, control structures
  • Reading forms
  • Saving state with Sessions
  • PHP security
  • SQL
  • Database integration
  • Introduction to Content Management Systems

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer, reinforced by assigned readings and assignments between classes.

Prescribed Texts
Spring into PHP 5
(Pearson Education)

Required Supplies
None

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work.  Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.  Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.  Late assignments are penalized.  For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc., from your instructors. 
While attendance and participation in class discussions are not formally a part of this evaluation schedule, you should be aware that absenteeism will almost guarantee your inability to achieve satisfactory grades.  Details of assignment requirements may be explained in class.  There is no formal provision for make-up tests to replace tests that you miss. 

To attain a passing grade for this subject, students must obtain a mark of 50% or higher.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Major Project   100% 

Approved by: Sharon Estok