In this course you will learn how to create dynamic, data driven web sites using the LAMP stack. The course focuses on the integration of the LAMP components (especially MySQL and PHP) to create a complete working site. Throughout the course, a lending library that needs a web application to track its books and borrowers provides a scenario for discussion and demonstration.
Harvard Extension School—a cornerstone of Harvard University for a century—represents the University’s dedication to extending its rich academic resources to the public, locally, nationally, and internationally. 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.