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Web Application Development

Overview of the unit

Unit code: COS30020

Duration: 1 teaching period

About this unit

This unit is designed to introduce a variety of technologies and techniques typically used in development of contemporary web-based systems, and to enable students to achieve a level of fluency in using these in a thoughtful and considered manner. Two web programming techniques will be introduced. The first is to use web-based embedded scripting language (PHP) on a web server (Apache) and a server-side database (MySQL), and the second is to use Ajax to manage asynchronous client-server communication and XML/JSON as data exchange languages.

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Topics may include:

  • server-side scripting language PHP: variables, data types, operations, strings, functions, control statements, arrays, files and directory access, maintaining state
  • web programming approach by using embedded PHP
  • access and manipulation of MySQL
  • DOM and CSS used in JavaScript
  • design patterns used in web applications.

This unit is found in the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology.

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