Introduction to Web Development

MICRODEGREE ( 3-6 MONTHS PART-TIME )



This course investigates how web applications connect with databases to implement features like user registration, posting messages, etc. Web applications exist to allow interaction and content creation that is served to others, as opposed to websites, which are simply one-dimensional static pages.

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 Difficulty
 Intermediate

This course is designed for students who have taken one of Hyperion's beginner courses, or have equivalent experience (6 - 12 month programming experience)



Course Overview


Technologies

Databases are crucial for the function of any major web application. Think of a web application that a retail chain like Pick n’ Pay might use to keep track of stock information. The database that stores the data to be used by the managers is actually the most important thing about such a web application. Information such as suppliers and when they can deliver a certain produce, perhaps the GPS positions of delivery trucks, the current prices of stock, the stock currently held in inventory by the various stores in neighbourhoods, malls, and hypermarkets; must all be stored somewhere. The web site that may be used to view and manipulate this data is just a human friendly interface to the technology that is at the core of the system.

In this course, we are going to focus on the database as the core of a business application. Most courses on dynamic web development approach this subject from the perspective of the programming language used to build dynamic web applications. We’re going to focus on the database, exploring the space where the scripting language PHP is used to interact with a database.

We place a major focus on working the the database directly through SQL statements. We will build a database and interact with it through a terminal to give you a hands on and well grounded understanding  of the practical side of databases. However, we also place an emphasis on the theoretical understanding of databases, as we do in all our courses, to give you well rounded experience and the knowledge you need to design and implement your own database from scratch.

This course is studied in the context of a major running application which we will build with each task along the course. The project is a school management system for a fictitious high school. We will implement features such as:

- User registration

- Levels of authorisation - learner, teacher, HOD, headmaster

- Adding students to classes

- Recording marks

- Learner behaviour reports


This project anchors all the our lessons as we delve into the specifics of creating these features. We will learn about security, session management, and object oriented programming in the context of our large project, which allows you to see how these technologies are actually applied in an authentic real world problem.





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Course syllabus




Our courses are designed to help you learn programming skills through practice. Here are the practical projects you'll complete with the help of a mentor as part of this course:


1


Establishing the Link

We begin this section with a quick re-introduction of PHP to get you up to speed again on the language. We then delve into how to setup a server with the PHP module to interpret scripts we write. Relational databases are discussed with the practical aspect being done with MySQL. We end off with a project which puts it all together in a web application that interacts with a database through PHP.

2


Databases - The Heart of it All

In this section we delve deeper into databases by exploring the many uses of joins. These statements allow us to link data from two or more tables and are indispensable for any database driven application. We dig deeper into databases with predefined statements and cap it off with a project that implements common dynamic web features around user profiles.

3


Object Oriented Programming

Object-oriented programming is not commonly associated with web development, however, wherever there is complex functionality to implement, OOP will be useful. We explore how PHP handle this paradigm as we transform code we've written in procedural form into this new paradigm.

4


Building Big Projects

The last section of those course is geared towards teaching you the tools and technologies to manage a larger project. We discuss some front-end development using jQuery and Bootstrap. To help you manage your project we delve into some UML modeling tools. This section also contains the major project you need to complete, which will assess the progress you have made and level of mastery of the topics we've covered in this course. You're required to design and implement a data driven web application from scratch.

1. Establishing the Link

We begin this section with a quick re-introduction of PHP to get you up to speed again on the language. We then delve into how to setup a server with the PHP module to interpret scripts we write. Relational databases are discussed with the practical aspect being done with MySQL. We end off with a project which puts it all together in a web application that interacts with a database through PHP.

2. Databases - The Heart of it All

In this section we delve deeper into databases by exploring the many uses of joins. These statements allow us to link data from two or more tables and are indispensable for any database driven application. We dig deeper into databases with predefined statements and cap it off with a project that implements common dynamic web features around user profiles.

3. Object Oriented Programming

Object-oriented programming is not commonly associated with web development, however, wherever there is complex functionality to implement, OOP will be useful. We explore how PHP handle this paradigm as we transform code we've written in procedural form into this new paradigm.

4. Building Big Projects

The last section of those course is geared towards teaching you the tools and technologies to manage a larger project. We discuss some front-end development using jQuery and Bootstrap. To help you manage your project we delve into some UML modeling tools. This section also contains the major project you need to complete, which will assess the progress you have made and level of mastery of the topics we've covered in this course. You're required to design and implement a data driven web application from scratch.









Part of our Certified Full-Stack Web Developer Learning Path



A combination of 3 courses, from beginner to advanced, getting you started on the type of career you want.




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The learning path consists of:



PHP Programming
Essentials



Introduction to Web
Development



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Developer


Careers this will prepare you for:

Front-End Developer, Back-End Developer, Full-Stack Developer





PayScale
Mobile native app developer
GetMyBoat

Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Cape Town, South Africa

READ MORE
Junior Software Developer
Travelstart

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

READ MORE
DATA ENGINEER/ANALYST
Argon Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

READ MORE

This learning path consists of:

PHP Programming
Essentials

Introduction to Web
Development

Full Stack Web
Developer

Careers this will prepare you for:
Front-End Developer, Back-End Developer, Full-Stack Developer




PayScale





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Why Take This Course?



Dynamic web development is an exciting field. Our most loved social applications like Twitter and Instagram are example of applications that are developed using  By taking this course you will equip yourself to develop applications like these.





1-on-1 mentor support for the duration of your course support, including live chat and code marking within 6 hours of assignment submission

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A MicroDegree is a innovative new concept which goes beyond simply taking an online course. This certification is designed to get you the skills that employers believe are integral to get a job in software development. It focuses on learning by doing, and is typically comprised of 8 to 15 practical programming projects with hundreds of additional programming exercises and course content to support the skills needed to complete these projects.

All our MicroDegrees connect you with a 1:1 mentor, to which your practical programming projects are submitted for feedback. Your mentor works with you in real time to improve your code, solve programming exercises, and craft your learning path to match your intended career. Mentor support is available 24/7 online with face-to-face support offered in selected areas.





Prerequisites and Requirements


Prior programming experience requirements

- You’re required to complete the PHP programming essentials course prior to enrollment into Certified Database Developer

General

- You are motivated to learn and apply your mind to more complex tasks in programming.

- You have no problems communicating fluently in English.
 

Technical Proficiencies

- Sound programming skills

- Experience with back-end scripting language. PHP is preferred

Equipment and Technologies

- Access to a computer and a broadband internet connection.*

- We will be using a text editor to write scripts, and a terminal to interface with MySQL and Apache, so no special requirements are needed except for those required by these applications above

- An email address where course content and other important course information can be delivered.

*The use of Dropbox means you’re not required to be always online while taking this MicroDegree. Even if you don’t have internet - perhaps due to some loadshedding - you can still access your Dropbox folder and continue to edit/update files. As soon as you have internet again, your Dropbox will sync with your trainer and he or she will see your changes. Dropbox and our own website is also available on everything from Blackberry to Apple tablets - so you will be able to learn while on the move.





 

Course Leads






Riaz
Moola

Course Director


Yazeed
Peters

Careers Consultant


Masood
Gool

Lead Mentor


Sobane
Motlomelo

Assistant Mentor


Jared
Ping

Assistant Mentor



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