Fundamentals of Web Development, 2nd edition

Published by Pearson (February 8, 2017) © 2018

  • Randy Connolly Mount Royal University
  • Ricardo Hoar
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Help students master the fundamentals of web development

  • Covers both front and back end web development.
    • REVISED! Revisions to overall layout, including several new section types, better guide the reader and help readers distinguish advanced topics from more introductory material, allowing students to focus at a level appropriate for their learning.
  • Focuses on today’s reality of web development and prepares students to anticipate future trends.
    • EXPANDED! Substantial increase in the book’s coverage of JavaScript.
    • EXPANDED! Increased coverage to reflect changes in HTML, CSS, and PHP over the past three years.
    • NEW! New content addresses increasingly popular areas such as CSS3, version control, NoSQL, new tools, virtualisation, and analytics.
    • NEW! New content covering the most vital trends and innovation in the field since 2013.
  • Comprehensive coverage of modern internet development platforms including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and the LAMP stack (that is, Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP).
    • Other important technologies covered include jQuery, XML, WordPress, Bootstrap, and a variety of third party APIs that include Facebook, Twitter, and Google and Bing Maps.
  • The text is the result of over twenty years of classroom experience (in college, university, and adult continuing education settings) teaching web development.

Complete pedagogical features for the student

  • Each chapter includes learning objectives, margin notes, links to step by step tutorials, advanced tips, keyword highlights, end of chapter review questions, and three different case study exercises.
    • UPDATED! Enhanced or created anew end-of-chapter projects, in-chapter exercises and listings, and additional online learning materials bring the content up-to-date.
    • Sophisticated, realistic, and engaging case studies. This book makes extensive use of three case studies: an art store, a travel photo sharing community, and a customer relations management system.
    • For all the case studies, supporting material such as the business cases, use cases, design documentation, visual design, images, and databases are included.
  • Content presentation is visually pleasing and explains complicated ideas not only through text but also through diagrams.

About the Book

Updates and enhancements in this edition include:

  • Increased coverage of JavaScript, from two chapters in the previous edition to four chapters in this edition.
  • Revisited and expanded coverage to reflect changes in HTML, CSS, and PHP over the past three years.
  • Additional new content in several chapters to address increasingly popular areas like CSS3, version control, NoSQL, new tools, virtualization, and analytics (among others).
  • Restructuring or small improvements (and bug fixes) to existing content.
  • Revisions to the overall layout, including several new section types that better guide the reader with advice.
  • Some changes to the page layout to help readers distinguish advanced topics from more introductory material, allowing students to focus at a level appropriate for their learning.
  • All end-of-chapter projects, many of the in-chapter exercises and listings, and additional online learning materials have been revisited, enhanced, or created anew to bring them up-to-date with the changes made throughout the book.

1. Introduction to Web Development

2. How the Web Works

3. Introduction to HTML

4. Introduction to CSS

5. HTML Tables and Forms

6. Web Media

7. Advanced CSS: Layout

8. JavaScript 1: Language Fundamentals

9. JavaScript 2: Using JavaScript  

10. JavaScript 3: Extending JavaScript with jQuery

11. Introduction to Server-Side Development with PHP

12. PHP Arrays and Superglobals

13. PHP Classes and Objects

14. Working with Databases

15. Error Handling and Validation

16. Managing State

17. Web Application Design

18. Security

19. XML Processing and Web Services

20. JavaScript 4: Frameworks

21. Content Management Systems

22. Web Server Administration and Virtualization

23. Search Engines

24. Social Networks and Analytics 

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