Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Want to Build Dynamic Websites? 13 FREE Video Lectures!

Professor David J. Malan, Harvard

Course Description:
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.

Video Lectures:

I have to admit I am really crap with coding, scripting, database, servers, etc. But, hopefully Professor David J. Malan can enlighten me more about how I can use Ajax beyond cleaning the toilet.

Why pay for a crappy lecture (workshop or course), when you can be taught by a Harvard Professor any time you want for FREE? Interesting question! Tough choice :)

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