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INFM 603 - Information Technology and Organizational Context

Fall 2016 - Readings

 

 

Sept 1

 

Topic:  Introduction:   Information Technology and Context

 

For Sept. 8

 

Topic:  Introduction to Web Pages/HTML

 

Elisabeth Robson and Eric Freeman, Head First HTML and CSS (2nd Edition), O'Reilly Media, 2012, available through ProQuest Safari at UMCP.   Chapters 1-5.

 

Alternative:   Andy Harris, HTML, XHTML and CSS All-In-One for Dummies.   Wiley, 2010, ISBN 9780470537558.   Chapters 1-7. 

 

For Sept. 15

 

Topic:  HTML/CSS

 

Robson and Freeman, Chapters 7-8, skim 9-11, 13-14.

 

Alternative:   Harris, all of Book II, skim Book III.

 

See also http://www.w3schools.com/css/ and the “Try it Yourself” tool, and the Bootstrap tutorial and examples at http://www.w3schools.com/bootstrap/default.asp

You may also want to look at the w3schools info on Responsive Web Design and Media Queries

 

For Sept. 22

 

Topic:  Introduction to Programming and Data Structures

 

Eric T. Freeman and Elisabeth Robson, Head First JavaScript Programming, O'Reilly Media, 2014, Chapters 1-2, skim 3-7.

 

Alternative:   Harris, Book IV.

 

From the w3schools site, it’s worth visiting the http://www.w3schools.com/js/

introduction and again working with the “Try it Yourself” tool.

 

For Sept. 29

 

Topic:  Relational Databases and Data Models

 

Lynn Beighley, Head First SQL, O'Reilly Media, 2007, Chapters 1, 4, 7.

 

Alternative:   Harris, Book VI, Chs. 1, 3.

 

For Oct. 6

 

Topic:   Database Implementation

 

Beighley, Chs. 2, 8 .

Lynn Beighley and Michael Morrison, Head First PHP and MySQL, O'Reilly Media, 2008, Chs. 1-2; skim 3-4.

 

Alternative:   Harris, Book VI, Chs. 2, 4.

 

At this point you should also be familiar with the on-line documentation for PHPMyadmin and the MySQL documentation available at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/

Especially Tutorial, Data Types, Functions and Operators, and SQL Statement Syntax

 

For Oct. 13

 

Topic: PHP and Server-Side Scripting

 

Beighley and Morrison, Chs. 1-4

 

Alternative:   Harris, Book V, Chs. 1, 2, 3, 7.

 

For Oct. 27

 

Topic:  Advanced Programming Topics

 

Freeman and Robson, Chs. 4-6

 

http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_ajax_intro.asp

   and the next few sections up to “Live Search”

 

Alternative:   Harris, Book IV, Chs. 4-5 and Book VII, Chs. 1-2

 

For Nov. 3

 

Topic:  Content Management Systems

 

Brian Messenlehner and Jason Coleman.   Building Web Apps with WordPress,

Chs. 1-4.

 

https://cmsreport.com/articles/2015-wordpress-vs-joomla-vs-drupal-infographic-13720

 

See also https://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

 

For Nov. 10

 

Topic:  The IT Business

 

A Survey of Agile Development Methodologies