Summer exam session:
- Monday, June 8-th 2020, at 11:00 am;
- Wednsday, June 17-th 2020, at 11:00 am;
- Friday, June 26-th 2020, at 11:00 am.
All the calls in the summer exam session will take place on-line in our virtual Google Meet classroom:
as described here.
Autumn exam session: To be established.
Teaching material on Joomla:
- The Internet is a computer network = a network topology (that is, the hardware component representing the computing devices/nodes and the eventual direct communication channels/links among them. It is mathematically modelled as a graph) + a communication protocol (that is, the software component given by the language spoken by the nodes). The communication protocol of Internet is the TCP/IP or Internet Protocol Suite and relies on the client-server model.
- The URL addresses/URI, file systems, directory structures and paths.
- The World Wide Web is a particular service of Internet.
- Definition of text file and text editor.
- Definition of CMS.
- What is Joomla.
- Site of Joomla (where to find the current Joomla 3 software release to download).
- Sites of documentation for the installation, operation and customization of Joomla:
Teaching materials on Automatic Communication Theory:
- The etymological meaning of economics :-). Economics as resource allocation and management.
- The meaning of technology as way of doing. Technology and Science. Various scientific disciplines each characterized by its method of incresing knowledge.
- The objective communication technology given by Mathematics. The primitive notion of set. Ordered pairs and the cartesian product of sets. Relations, equivalence relations, order relations and functions. Partial functions, total functions, injective, surjective and bijective functions. One way functions. Infinite sets.
- The Graphs,
- The Trees rooted trees and application of Trees in Computer Science.
- Communication, Computer Science and Automatic Communication.
- What is a Computer and the Computer Science.
- Turing machines and the concept of automatic work.
- Artificial intelligence and Machine learning. Neural networks of artificial neurons (ANN), Feedforward neural networks and the backpropagation learning algorithm. Genetic algorithms, Evolutionary algorithms. Turing test (i. e., can machines simulate human thinking ?).
- Hierarchy of computational capabilities of various computer models. Formal languages, formal grammars and Chomsky hierarchy.
- What is communication.
- Multimedia, interactivity and hyper-multimedia.
- The Signals. Analog signals versus digital signals. The resolution of a digital signal.
- Andrew McAfee's talks: are droids taking our jobs (at TED), the future of jobs.
- Example of (very very) near future cultured people.
Material on Programming Languages :
- Alan Turing.
- The Turing Machine.
- The concept of algorithm and program.
- John von Neumann: from the ENIAC to the stored-program computer EDVAC computer.
- The Computer and the modern architecture of von Neuman (see also the von Neumann machine and modern computers on wikipedia).
- Formal languages (= languages "interpreted" by the machines) versus natural languages (= languages "interpreted" by humans).
- Programming languages: Machine languages versus high level programming languages.
- Compilers and interpreters.
- Client-side scripting and Web Browsers.
- Server-side scripting and Web Servers.
Material on PHP:
- What is PHP.
- Official PHP site.
- PHP manual at php.net: section Getting Started and section "Language Reference". The interpreter Symbol table. The regular expressions. The call stack.
- PHP Manual on wikibooks.org.
- Object orientation, Object oriented programming and PHP OOP basics techniques. The Encapsulation/Visibility technique.
- PHP reference guide search on Google.
Material on MySQL:
- What is MySQL.
- What is a Database and a Database Management System (DBMS).
- What is a Relational database.
- The Structured Query Language (SQL) = Data Definition Language (DDL) + Data Manipulation Language (DML) + Data Control Language (DCL).
- SQL Manual on wikibooks.org.
- The MySQL PHP drivers (API) ( = PHP interface functions with MySQL). Manual of the original MySQL-PHP API.
- The 5.7 MySQL reference manual on http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/. You may find interesting the following chapters: Language Structure, Data Types, Functions and Operators and SQL Statement Syntax.
Subsidiary Teaching Material:
Material on HTML:
- HTML 4.0 Reference of the Web Design Group (WDG) - (html).
- HTML Documentation of MDN Web Docs (previously known as MDN — the Mozilla Developer Network) - (html).
Material on the CSS:
Documentation on many Web design technologies by the W3Schools.com: