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About CPSC 448, Advanced Web Development

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This the first semester we’re offering CPSC 448, Advanced Web Development, but the CS department has offered several Web development courses in the past few years. Our students have been getting some Web development experience in terms of using PHP and MySQL in some courses. We also offered CPSC 348, Web Development this summer.

It is fair to say that this course will be a project-oriented net-centric course.  The process of developing applications for the Web share similarities with software development projects. For this course, students will in teams of two or three depending on individual preferences and the size of the class.  The projects will be approved  by and presented to the class.

It is also fair to say the course has two parts. In the first part we will concentrate on becoming proficient in developing  data-driven Web applications that use PHP and MySQL.

If you’re a student in the class then I’d like you to get a copy of Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL the Fourth Edition. You can Download the first Four Chapters FREE.

In the second part of the course we’ll concentrate on learning about Drupal, a content management system. It is being used by many developers and worth taking a look at. Several folks on campus use it for web development, and we’ll try to get some of those folks to talk with the class as time permits.

It looks like this course will offer several opportunities for some interesting learning and work. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 3:15.

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