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Tutorial Details: Web Database Development

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2005, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 585 Walter
Instructor(s): Wen Dong, MSI

Building a web interface for your database will expand the use of the database. A web-based database is more convenient for viewing and sharing data, especially in the field of bioinformatics. This tutorial will introduce you to building a web database using CGI/PERL and PHP in the Unix environment. We will cover the dynamic web page development using CGI or PHP, as well as how to connect databases such as Oracle and mySQL using DBI. SQL will also be introduced in the tutorial.

This is a hands-on workshop. Attendees will have the opportunity to create a simple web database during the workshop.

Prerequisites: Basic PERL programming skills; SQL and HTML knowledge is preferred but not necessary