Web-Enabled Databases: Summer 2014


Vedat G. Diker


iSchool at Maryland


Summer 2014


Contemporary web applications go beyond plain HTML pages, providing interfaces to dynamic databases, and adding several other key functionalities to websites. These functionalities enrich the user experience, and facilitate porting of many information tasks to web environment. INFM 747 Web-Enabled Databases will introduce tools and methods for developing database driven websites. The course will introduce initial steps of building a dynamic website, such as installing
and maintaining a web server and a database server, as well as developing web interfaces and server-side applications that provide added functionality to the website.

Required Textbook:

Ullman, L. 2011. PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, 4th ed.
Beighley, L., Morrison, M. 2008. Head First PHP & MySQL.
Williams, H., Lane, D. 2004. Web Database Applications with PHP & MySQL, 2nd ed.
Welling, L, Thomson, L. 2008. PHP and MySQL Web Development, 4th ed.

Link to Syllabus:


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