Web Database Programming: Fall 2011


Margaret M. Cusack-Steciuk


University at Albany


Fall 2011


This course covers the application of database technology to the service of Websites. Students learn practical programming skills in a hands-on, project based course, and acquire the ability to develop a database backend to a dynamic and feature-rich Website.

Course covers the use of programming language with PHP and the concepts of database design with MySQL. Students will learn the techniques of gathering data from users through Web forms, storing data in a database on the server, retrieving data from database, formatting and displaying the data on the browser. Solutions for practical online services such as session management and user authentication are also discussed.

Knowledge of HTML is assumed; Prior programming experience is desirable but not required. If this is your first programming course, you are expected to work really hard.

Required Textbook:

Harris, A. 2009. PHP 6/MySQL Programming for the Absolute Beginner.

Link to Syllabus:


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