This unit instructs students in rapid development of web-based, interactive applications using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It then continues with addressing the set up and management of production environment web servers that host such applications.

Content includes: application of an IDE in web application design and development; use of controls in web page development; server-side scripting using object-oriented programming; live production web server set up, deployment and management using relevant technologies/tools.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Apply an IDE to design and develop web applications for real-world clients;  
  2. Use relevant markup/controls in developing web pages;  
  3. Apply object-oriented programming in the design and development of web applications; and  
  4. Apply concepts related to server management in managing a server in a real-world situation.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work Ongoing tutorial tasks 30%
Assignment Case Study - Database-driven web application 30%
Test Two (2) tests 40%

Required reading

All required reading content is available on VU Collaborate for this unit. The following texts are recommended only:

Murach's PHP and MySQL 3rd.
Joel Murach, Ray Harris (2017).
Murach Books

PHP 7 Quick Scripting Reference 2nd.
Mikael Olsson (2016).

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