PHP701 - PHP Scripting

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Subject Title
PHP Scripting

Subject Description

Students will be introduced to the skills necessary to design, code, and deploy a client-server web-based application. They will create a database driven value-added user-centric application built using PHP and utilizing an FSOSS XAMPP/LAMP development environment.  Students will learn to develop AJAX-ified applications, that must be deployed for both desktop and mobile platforms.

Solutions will utilize Object Oriented PHP, jQuery, jQuery.UI, CSS and HTML5. All work in the course requires a db backend, usually MySQL and SQLite (for mobile solutions), use of the mysqli class, and session management to supply a persistence framework for application data. will provide the touch-optimized UI framework for mobile solution development in the course.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CTY program

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

1. Use project design and management skills to design and implement a web-based PHP application in a FSOSS LAMP/XAMPP development environment

2. Use management and job tasking skills to participate in and manage a small team on a project

3. Use appropriate User Centered Design to add value to an application

4. Design and develop client-server web-based applications in PHP appropriate to their use in their aesthetics, usability, standard coding practices, and technical requirements and restrictions.

5. Logically separate application design elements from functional elements

6. Write PHP using an Object Oriented Programming and Design paradigm, and adhering to specified guidelines and style when writing source code.

7. Design and concurrently develop mobile and desktop business solutions with reusable PHP code and multiple platform-specific interfaces

8. Use and extend session management in PHP

9. Implement and interact with an application's RDBMS back-end.

10. Use as a framework for the mobile interface.

11. Use jQuery and jQuery.UI as required for dynamic client-side processing

12. Acquire skill with any variety of languages, libraries, and IT assets needed to develop AJAX-ified applications

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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