PHP701 - PHP Scripting

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Subject Title
PHP Scripting

Subject Description
Through theoretical and hands-on laboratory exercises students learn how to build web pages using dynamic content via the PHP (Personal Home Page) language in a Linux development environment.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CTY program

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

1. Learn a variety of predefined PHP functions, if statements, loops (for and while loops)

2. How to handle information in arrays both indexed and associative

3. How to maintain state between different pages

4. Introduction to classes and object oriented programming

5. Installing the PHP module with Apache and MySQL

6. Document and comment code

7. Observe how PHP works with HTML

8. Sessions variables implementation

9. Create templates using Smarty

10. Develop a programming style for the language

11. Use text files for reading and writing (create and analyze log files)

12. Connect, Query, Add and Update data in a MySql database.

13. Create web pages that generate content based on dynamic requirements

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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