syllabus - DIG3134MediaSoftwareDesign Fall20113credits

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DIG3134 Media Software Design Fall 2011 – 3 credits Instructor: J. Michael Moshell [ 001 : TR 1030 - 1145 | COMM 108 ] Contacting the Instructor Office Hrs: See instructor website Office: OTC 500 room 156 Phone 407-694-6763 email jm.moshell@cs.ucf.edu Web: http://www.cs.ucf.edu/~jmmoshell/DIG3134 Course Requirements PR: DIG 2000 and COP 2500C with a minimum grade of “B” (3.0) in DIG 2000. Catalog Description Fundamentals of software design in Internet environments.  Introduction to discrete  mathematics, programming/design schema, and computational structures. Course Objectives 1) Students will develop problem solving skills that enable them to analyze and  solve problems in computer software (i. e. "debugging skills"), whether the  software was written by themselves or by others. 2) Students will become familiar with the PHP language and use it to develop a  variety of modules to perform tasks on the web. 3) Students will learn to plan and implement a relational database using the MySQL  DBMS and interact with that database using CRUD operations. 4) Students will learn to design and execute SQL statements to perform queries  across multiple database tables. 5) Students will be able to utilize XML as both a storage and delivery mechanism,  and evaluate the pros and cons of XML-based data storage vs. plaintext file and  MySQL-based data storage. Required Texts None.
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Recommended Texts Powers, D. “PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy”. Friends of Ed, 2006.  ISBN: 1590597311. Lengstorf, J. “PHP for Absolute Beginners”. Apress, 2009. ISBN: 9781430224730. Churcher, C. “Beginning Database Design”, Apress, 2007. ISBN: 1590597699 Gilmore, J. “Beginning PHP and MySQL”. Apress, 2008. ISBN: 1590598628. Technology Policies Technology Expectations for Use E-mail: Students can e-mail the instructor with any questions and expect to  receive a response in a reasonable amount of time (2 business days). KNIGHTS MAIL: Effective immediately, the University only  supports student e-mail communication to and from your  @knights.ucf.edu e-mail address. The instructor will only respond to  e-mails sent from @knights.ucf.edu addresses. Knights Mail: I will only  respond to e-mails received from @knights.ucf.edu  addresses.  Yes, that means that even if you’ve had me in a previous  semester and used your Gmail account, I will no longer be  acknowledging that account for student/teacher communication.  If  you send me e-mail from your non-Knights Mail account, not only  will I not  respond to it, but I will ignore  it and not  notify you that you  forgot to send from the right address.  Attention to detail and 
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