Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 07 Lectures

This week we are looking at Databases and SQL.

Class 13 Introduction to databases

Class 14 Introduction to SQL

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 05 Lectures

This week we are looking at Checksums

Class 09 Checksums

Class 10 Coding checksums in PHP

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 04 Lectures

This week we are looking at forms.

Class 07 HTML forms & sending information to the PHP server

Class 08 Processing information from forms

Thursday, February 15, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 03 Class 05 Exercise Solution

This is my solution to the exercise. See how it compares with your.s

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 03

This week we are looking at functions.

Class 05 Functions in PHP

Don't forget to do the exercise. The solution will be released here on Friday at 1600

Class 06 Functions that return values

Monday, February 12, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 03 Lab

We had a 2-hours-is lab session on Monday night. Nobody asked any questions, but that's OK too.

Quite a few students were able to make the session, so I think Monday nights might be the best time slot for us.

Monday, February 5, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 02

Class 03
Working with numbers


Class 04
Control structures.  If, Switch, Loops. Arrays.


SOFT7008 Exercise 1 Feedback

Not everybody managed to get the exercise done on time.

A common mistake was to close of the list items too soon. When a list is nested inside another, it goes inside the li.  So closing off France with a /li when there are cities inside it, is incorrect.  Lists are not that important, but that exercise illustrates the structure of HTML.

If you struggled with this exercise, this video might help.

The HTML validator at validator.w3.org is a great resource for checking that HTML is correct.  Just because something looks OK in the browser, doesn't mean it's correct. We don't need a lot of HTML for this module.  So we won't dwell on it too much.

Friday, February 2, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 01 Exercise

Please complete the nested list exercise and submit it via Blackboard by Sunday lunchtime.

By now you should have watched the videos for Classes 01 & 02.

You should have your PHP server up an running. If you have not, or it you are not sure, please contact me.

When writing PHP & HTML you can use any text editor that you like. Most CIT students prefer Notepad++ or Programmers Notepad. Mac users like TextWrangler.  WordPad is a poor choice because it really encourages you to save the code as a .doc rather than a plain vanilla text file.

If you feel like you want to skip ahead on occasion I'll be putting the videos into this YouTube channel.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SOFT7008 Week 01

Class 01
Intro to HTML & PHP

Class 02
Variable & string variables.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SOFT6013 Class 13

The remaining students presented their code to me.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

COMP7004 Class 12.3

No customers.

That concludes the bulk of our business.

Don't forget that the paper is due tomorrow at noon.

COMP7004 Class 12.2

No customers today

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

SOFT6013 Class 12

I helped students with the data visualisation assignment.

Some students presented their submissions. Those students do not need to come to class next week.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

COMP9039 Law - Week 11 Data protection & the GDPR

Four and half hours of EU regulations in every dose

Earlier in the week I recorded lectures on the GDPR. Rather than waiting until I had the audio edited and synchronised with the slides in video form I e-mailed the raw audio to students along with the slides.  The files are on Blackboard now also. The audio file is 4.5 hours long. So obviously I don't expect anyone to get through it in one sitting.  It's guaranteed to send you to sleep it you try.

Today I upload e-mailed some articles and notes that elaborate on the "legitimate interest" justification for data processing.  The GDPR isn't especially informative on that.

No one attended the live session tonight.

Although the GDPR lecture largely concludes our business I will be online again next week to answer any questions or help with any issues.

COMP7004 Class 11.3

Nobody turned up.

That's fine too.

COMP7004 Class 11.2

we had an exam from 0930-1100. So there was no class

SOFT6013 Week 11

I helped students out with the assignment.

Some are finished already. Most are nearly there.

But I don't know anything about the students that didn't come to class. And I wasn't able help them.