On 11 Dec 2006, at 13:45, Cormac McClean wrote:
> I am thinking of including a section on web application development
> with PHP/MySQL. Start off installing some existing PHP/MySQL-based
> applications (phpBB2, wiki, blogs) and then spend 6 weeks teaching
> HTML and PHP where they would build their own web-based app.
> (Students' experience of web development in ther other subjects is
> using 3rd part tools such as Dreamweaver - they don't see any html
> at all. I find that when they get to their Final Year Projects they
> want to explore PHP/MySQL but are starting from scratch).
>> How useful do you think this would be to a Linux Sys Admin, or are
> there other items not covered that should be? Bear in mind that due
> to network restrictions I cannot include DNS, Mail Server or Web
> Proxy except as theoretical topics, and as much as possible I want
> the students to have practical experience of everything we cover.
For my money, I'd much sooner see a Linux SA having exposure to the
above rather than PHP / MySQL app. development. You could easily
build DNS and mail servers in a walled garden.
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