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CMSY 203 Introduction to PHP

PHP is an open source server-side scripting language used to create dynamic, data-driven websites for such applications as web-based content management and display systems. It performs many of the same functions as ASP and ColdFusion. In this course students will learn how to use several features of this scripting language. Students will write scripting code within the class and in assignments outside of class.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CMSY 172

Hours Weekly

3

Course Objectives

  1. Identify PHP’s capabilities as a server-side scripting language, and the reasons for its popularity.
  2. Use a text editor for editing and saving HTML documents and PHP scripts.
  3. Manipulate variables and data in PHP.
  4. Pass data to PHP documents by using URL parameters and forms.
  5. Process strings, numbers, arrays, dates and Boolean values with PHP.
  6. Write flow control statements within PHP scripts.
  7. Use regular expressions and work with files in PHP.
  8. Use PHP to input and output data into a MySQL database to and through a web server.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify PHP’s capabilities as a server-side scripting language, and the reasons for its popularity.
  2. Use a text editor for editing and saving HTML documents and PHP scripts.
  3. Manipulate variables and data in PHP.
  4. Pass data to PHP documents by using URL parameters and forms.
  5. Process strings, numbers, arrays, dates and Boolean values with PHP.
  6. Write flow control statements within PHP scripts.
  7. Use regular expressions and work with files in PHP.
  8. Use PHP to input and output data into a MySQL database to and through a web server.