Serving up server side programming

Author: Nesbit, T.; Raizis, R.

Date: 2004

Publisher: CPIT

Type: Conference paper

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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology


This paper explores what content should be focussed on in the teaching of a level 7 server side programming course (covering PHP) that is part of the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies (BICT) and the Graduate Diploma in eCommerce (Grad Dip eCommerce) at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). Opinions were sought from members of a variety of PHP user groups about the importance of various topics that could be included in such a course. The project reports of students from both BICT and Grad Dip eCommerce who had completed their major projects using PHP were analysed, to determine which content in the course was the most useful for their projects. The outcome of the research includes some recommendations for increased coverage of some topics in the course under review, and the possibility of changing one of the other courses in the Grad Dip eCommerce from being strongly recommended to being compulsory. The findings of this research will be of use to CPIT and other institutions that are already teaching or are contemplating teaching web-programming courses using PHP at this level.

Citation: ["Nesbit, T. & Raizis, R. (2004). Serving up server side programming. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, Christchurch, New Zealand."]