Web Applications for Everybody

Hello and welcome to my site where you can learn to build database-backed web sites using PHP, MySQL, JQuery, and Handlebars. You can take this course and receive a certificate at:

If you log in to this site you have joined a free, global open and online course. You have a grade book, autograded assignments, discussion forums, and can earn badges for your efforts.

We take your privacy seriously on this site, you can review our Privacy Policy for more details.

If you want to use these materials in your own classes you can download or link to the artifacts on this site, export the course material as an IMS Common Cartridge®, or apply for an IMS Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) key and secret to launch the autograders from your LMS.

The code for this site including the autograders, slides, and course content is all available on GitHub. That means you could make your own copy of the course site, publish it and remix it any way you like. Even more exciting, you could translate the entire site (course) into your own language and publish it.

This site uses Tsugi framework to embed a learning management system into this site and handle the autograders. If you are interested in collaborating to build these kinds of sites for yourself, please see the tsugi.org website.


I am using an open textbook The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming written by Michael Mendez and published by OpenSUNY. All of the electronic copies of the book are free. Print copies of the book are available on Amazon.


All this material produced by Charles Severance (including audio and video) is Copyright Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unless otherwise indicated.

-- Dr. Chuck

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