Recommended: HTML (PROG1390), Problem Solving and Programming Concepts (PROG1330) and Dreamweaver I (DMED1060) or equivalent experience. Basic experience in writing SQL queries and working with relational databases is recommended. PHP is an increasingly popular server-side HTML-embedded scripting language; it is used in millions of web sites worldwide. This course allows students to develop basic skills in PHP scripting, including writing queries to MySQL databases for dynamic, database-driven Web content. The course covers basic skills required for job responsibilities in PHP Web application coding and MySQL database administration. Topics covered include common PHP script elements, file and directory handling, and working with HTML forms. Students also learn PHP techniques that address the stateless nature of HTTP; these techniques include hidden form fields, cookies, and PHP session variables.