BTI320 Course Outline

Course Code: BTI320
Course Name: Web Programming on UNIX
Offered Date: Fall - 2017 | Other versions
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Course Description:

E-commerce remains one of the fastest-growing aspects of business in recent years, and there is a great demand for people who can plan and implement complete, database-driven web applications that run in a variety of different environments. Focusing on technologies popular on the Linux/Unix platform, this course will provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to create and maintain commercial-quality web sites suitable for database-driven business transactions. The student will learn to build dynamic web applications using popular web programming languages, while leveraging the power of a SQL database. Coverage of security issues will be included.

Credit Status: 1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
Prerequisite: BTI220 and BTD210 and BTO120
Mode of Instruction:
Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Computer lab (4 hours)
Typical scheduling pattern: Fall term
Learning Outcomes:

1. Design databases and develop applications that process database contents using a DBMS and a scripting language

2. Design, code, test, and implement programs using a server side scripting language

3. Use a web server

4. Continue the life-long learning process of acquiring new skills and knowledge through formal and self-directed means using information and learning resources

5. Develop and deploy Internet-based applications using current technologies to meet client needs

6. Use written, oral and visual communication skills to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences, at levels appropriate for a variety of business settings

Topic Outline:
  • Unix / Linux review
    • Review relevant Unix/Linux commands
  • Web Programming
    • Programmer's perspective of how the web works
    • How web servers work
    • HTTP Request/Response paradigm
  • PHP Language
    • Language Overview and Origins
    • PHP Syntax and Grammar
    • Variables and Data Types
    • Expressions, Operators, and Flow Control
    • Scalars
    • PHP functions
    • Arrays and Hashes
    • PHP Built-in Functions
    • Regular Expressions
    • Special Variables
    • Object-oriented PHP
    • Security
    • Using MySQL with PHP
  • Practical Web Programming
    • Review of HTML form elements
    • Processing forms with PHP
    • Integrating CSS and JavaScript with PHP
    • Use of cookies and sessions
    • Use of HTTP Request/Response headers
    • Advanced topics
    • Using a Web API
    • PHP web frameworks
  • MySQL Overview
    • Basic command syntax
    • Creating tables
    • Accessing tables
    • Updating tables
  • Tools
    • Selected design and development tools
Prescribed Text(s):
Reference Material:
See course web site for links to web resources and reference works.
Promotion Policy:
  • Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  • Pass the weighted average of the exam and the tests
  • Pass the final exam
  • Successfully complete all of the assignments and exercises. Submissions that do not meet specifications will be returned to the student for revision and resubmission.
Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Labs 20%
Assignments 30%
Term test 20%
Final Exam 30%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
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Accomodation for Students with Disabilities
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