Databases on the Web
09:30 - 16:30 Tuesday 25th January 2000 Oxford University Computing
Web authors and database users are becoming increasingly aware of the
massive potential for integrating Web and database technologies. There
are many practical uses such as providing cost-efficient information
services or intranets, revitalising legacy database systems, as a means
of managing Web-based information, and for electronic commerce.
This is a practical workshop for users of the World Wide Web who would
like to understand how to connect purpose designed or pre-existing
databases to the Internet. This workshop gives both an overview of the
different tools and techniques available and teaches the practical
skills necessary to use them.
One of the first courses of its kind, it is suitable for anyone
involved in publishing via the Internet or an intranet. Also anyone
involved in database development who wishes to consider integrating Web
interfaces will find this workshop useful.
The workshop will comprise presentations, demonstrations and
hands-on sessions with opportunities for questions and discussion.
Participants will each receive a workbook which contains workshop
exercises, presentation slides and other relevant materials.
Topics covered will include:
* Why integrate databases and the Web
* Static and dynamic publishing using Access 97
* Creating Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASPs)
* Third party tools for dynamic Web publishing
* Accessing databases with Allaire Cold Fusion
* Web databases on Unix
* SQL (Structured Query Language) basics
* Configuring ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) on PC workstations
By the end of the workshop participants will have:
* seen examples of the potential offered by this technology
* produced and formatted both static and dynamic Web pages from
* investigated how to use Microsoft ASPs to connect to any ODBC
* an opportunity to design pages allowing users to search and
'drill-down' any ODBC database
* used Allaire Cold Fusion to connect an ODBC database to the Web
* explored the use of Perl CGI scripts to connect any ODBC database to
In order to gain the most from this workshop, participants will need to
have a basic understanding of: HTML (including the concept of HTML
forms); how to publish files to a Web Server; relational databases e.g
Microsoft Access - they should understand the following terms: table,
field, record, key; the concept of SQL (details not necessary)
The cost of the workshop is £ 105 for participants from higher and
further education. Other participants should contact Netskills for the
Note: Costs include lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea.
A copy of The Internet Users' Guide to Network Resource Tools (2000
Edition), which is an excellent Internet reference book (worth £12), is
provided free to workshop attendees.
For more information about Netskills workshops, including
online booking forms, look at the Netskills event pages on the World
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0191 222 5001
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