Building Dynamic Websites

Today's websites are increasingly dynamic. Pages are no longer static HTML files but instead generated by scripts and database calls. User interfaces are more seamless, with technologies like Ajax replacing traditional page reloads. This course teaches students how to build dynamic websites with Ajax and with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP ( LAMP), one of today's most popular frameworks. Students learn how to set up domain names with DNS, how to structure pages with XHTML and CSS, how to program in JavaScript and PHP, how to configure Apache and MySQL, how to design and query databases with SQL, how to use Ajax with both XML and JSON, and how to build mashups. The course explores issues of security, scalability, and cross-browser support and also discusses enterprise-level deployments of websites, including third-party hosting, virtualization, colocation in data centers, firewalling, and load-balancing.

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University

Harvard

Professor

David J. Malan

Lectures

13 Lectures

University

Harvard

Professor

David J. Malan

Lectures

13 Lectures

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Lecture 1

HTTP



Lecture 2

PHP



Lecture 4

XML



Lecture 6

SQL



Lecture 8

JavaScript



Lecture 10

Ajax



Lecture 12

Security



Lecture 13

Scalability