Web Based Scripting

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 3280
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

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
  • Hands-on exercises in the lab
Means of Assessment

Assignments/Project(s)

10% - 30%

Quizzes

5% - 20%

Midterm Examination

25% - 35%

Final Examination*

25% - 40%

Total

100%

* Practical hands-on computer programming exam

In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful 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.

OR

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

Requisites

Prerequisites

Min grade C in CSIS 1280

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

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) 2013/01/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 2261 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 1XX (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2XXX (3), Credit granted for one only DOUG CSIS 2380 or DOUG CSIS 3280 2013/01/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2019/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO COSC 2nd (3) 2013/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2013/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CIS 245 (4) 2013/01/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 1XX (1.5) 2013/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34856
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Virani
Rahim
Waitlist
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
35580
Tue
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Virani
Rahim
Waitlist
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
29
6
4
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
15:30 - 18:20