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Web Based Scripting

Commerce & Business Administration
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 2380
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course will introduce students to server-side scripting using popular scripting tools such as Perl or PHP. Emphasis will be placed on training students in applying scripting techniques to build and administer database driven dynamic web content and e-commerce solutions in an Apache web hosting environment.
Course Content
  1. Introduction to web application architectures and server technologies
  2. Introduction to basic PERL or PHP scripting language (data type, variables, syntax & development environments)
  3. Basics of CGI programming
  4. Working with forms, patterns, files and associative array
  5. Text processing and regular expression
  6. Manipulating files and directories
  7. Persistent state mechanism and shopping cart
  8. Extending server side functionality with additional email, ftp and other server technologies
  9. Object-orientation in scripting language
  10. Manipulating MySQL / MSSQL database server
  11. Implementing user authentication with MySQL or MSSQL server
  12. Implementing secure transaction with MySQL or MSSQL server
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar, demonstration, and hands-on exercises in the lab

Means of Assessment
Assignments (Minimum: 4)   20% - 35%
Participation  0% - 10%
Quizzes 15% - 20%
Midterm Examination 25% - 30%
Final Examination 25% - 30%
Tota;        100%
Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1. explain the design trade off and portability issues on different web based server-side architecture and technologies;
  2. administer and configure Apache web servers using PERL or PHP scripting language;
  3. write Common Gateway Interface (CGI) program using PERL or PHP scripting language;
  4. extend web server functionality using PERL or PHP scripting language;
  5. build database driven dynamic web content using server based DBMS technology;
  6. implement e-commerce features using PERL or PHP scripting language.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students


Elizabeth Chang. Practical Perl with CGI Applications. Latest edition. Addison Wesley.


Luke Welling. PHP and MySQL Web Development. Latest edition. SAMS.




No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU INFO 3135 (3) 2009/01/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 2261 (3) 2009/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 1XX (3) 2009/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2620 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 262 (3) 2009/01/01 to 2010/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2009/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2009/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 245 (4) 2009/01/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2009/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.