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.
- Introduction to web application architectures and server technologies
- Introduction to basic PERL or PHP scripting language (data type, variables, syntax & development environments)
- Basics of CGI programming
- Working with forms, patterns, files and associative array
- Text processing and regular expression
- Manipulating files and directories
- Persistent state mechanism and shopping cart
- Extending server side functionality with additional email, ftp and other server technologies
- Object-orientation in scripting language
- Manipulating MySQL / MSSQL database server
- Implementing user authentication with MySQL or MSSQL server
- Implementing secure transaction with MySQL or MSSQL server
Methods of Instruction
- Hands-on exercises in the lab
Means of Assessment
10% - 30%
5% - 20%
25% - 35%
25% - 40%
* 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).
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
- explain the design trade off and portability issues on different web based server-side architecture and technologies;
- administer and configure Apache web servers using PERL or PHP scripting language;
- write Common Gateway Interface (CGI) program using PERL or PHP scripting language;
- extend web server functionality using PERL or PHP scripting language;
- build database driven dynamic web content using server based DBMS technology;
- implement e-commerce features using PERL or PHP scripting language.
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.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.