Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module A211. This topic is presented on public courses Deploying LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP
, Linux Web Server
, Deploying Java Applications on Linux / Unix
It's all very well understanding the technologies, but how do you integrate them into an application? This module introduces the prinicples involved, taking you through an example scheme for an online shopping application.
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Choosing the right technologies.
Server side and client side elements.
Design principles - design for the customer.
Development server, test server, live server.
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