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1 DIG 3134 - Lecture 1: Rules and Organization And Diagnostic Quiz Michael Moshell University of Central Florida Media Software Design
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2 The Objectives: To be employable … or – to become an employer/entrepreneur
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3 The Objectives: To be employable … or – to become an employer/entrepreneur Digital Media objectives: Students need specific technical skills! Students need to know Programming! Students need to know teamwork Students must be problem-solvers.
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4 The Prerequisites: HTML and CSS (DIG2500 ) Javascript and Programming (DIG 3480c) You need courage and time This will be an Intense course
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5 What’s the course? Programming in PHP + mySQL “But . .. I’m not a programmer!” Right. That’s why you are here. When we are done, you WILL be a programmer.
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6 So . .. who ARE you? A Digital Media professional is skilled in TECHNOLOGY, equipped with CREATIVITY and experienced in PROBLEM SOLVING: * Analyzing Problems * Designing and Building Solutions
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7 The Goals: Problem-solving and debugging PHP language mySQL database design and language Improve your HTML skills Understand and use XML
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8 Consequences? You stand out from the crowd. The other people took the easy way. The higher, the fewer!
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9 And the REAL payoff? Learn how to systematically attack and solve complex problems (Even if you never program again. ..)
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10 What you’ll learn Server-side scripting – PHP Form processing Cookies + Validation + Regular Expressions Sessions + Authentication File processing Image libraries + APIs Relational databases / MySQL SimpleXML Objects + Classes Security
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11 Is this a Programming Course? Yes, fundamentally it is. You WILL write four fairly sophisticated Project programs , to pass the course. I WILL help you as much as needed. But if you can't program reasonably well, you will need to spend MUCH TIME with me.
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12 The Fun Part: Working on competitive game projects Learning how to solve puzzles (Why doesn't this work?)
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13 Attendance: Lecture Class attendance is mandatory – Counts for 5% of course grade (that's half a letter grade!)
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