You are a software engineer and have been working on varied projects for most of your career, mostly client-server. Recently you have been asked more and more frequently to deliver stuff for the web. You have figured out some dynamic web application techniques using jsp or php but your results dont really seem to cut it.
This course is designed to take experienced programmers and turn them into web application developers. It will give participants the tools, skills, mindset and confidence to produce cutting edge web applications.
Cost: Price on application
Duration: 4 Days
This course is not available as part of our public schedule but can be provided on a customised client specific basis.
Experience of software development any language will do. This course is designed for people who are experienced in software development who now need to deliver cutting edge web applications.
It assumes no knowledge of programming for the web but any experience will be beneficial. The 'Getting Started' module will be tailored to suit the participants' prior knowledge.
Module 1 Getting Started:
The right editor (syntax highlighting, intellisense, code completion)
The right environment
The right debugger
Programming for the Web
So what is a web application?
What does a webserver actually do?
What happens when a http request is made?
What does a webbrowser actually do?
Static Content HTML/XHTML/CSS
Enough HTML to get started
Creating a fluid 3 column layout
Dynamic Content with your choice of server side language (php, jsp, other)
Dynamic web content basics
HTML forms the backbone of traditional web applications.
The difference between GET and POST requests.
Maintaining state in a stateless protocol
Form variables / hidden variables
Processing a form submission
Module 2 Getting Productive:
Understanding client-side programming
Server side form validation
Client side form validation
Why use one or the other or both?
Connecting to your choice of database
Add, Edit, Delete using forms
Eliminating page refreshes
Module 3 Getting Good:
What is a web service?
Creating a restful web service
Making calls to the web service
Processing the response
Visual effects and animations
Dynamically loaded popup divs
Edit in place
Suggestion dropdowns for text edit boxes
What frameworks are available?
Introduction to jQuery (or other framework if preferred)
Web Application Security
Denial of service
Ajax specific concerns
Introduction to other concerns
Search Engine Optimisation