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Online class teaches benefits of open-source software

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If you’ve always wanted to learn how to use PHP and MySQL open source software, now’s your chance. This winter Portland Community College will offer an online, non-credit, introductory class that will have you creating dynamic Web pages using the PHP programming language and the MySQL database server in no time.

In the course, PHP and MySQL: Level I, you will learn to build dynamic, data-driven web sites using two of the most popular open source technologies available. Instructor Richard Blum will demonstrate essential programming concepts by designing and building a full-featured Web site powered by PHP and MySQL. The class will consist of clear, step-by-step, instructions demonstrating how to create a complete Web site capable of dynamically displaying data from a MySQL database.

Held entirely online, the class will be offered three times this winter: Jan. 16 through Feb. 22, Feb. 20 through March 28 or March 19 through April 25. Cost is $89. To register, e-mail ddavis@pcc.edu, or visit www.OurCoursesComeToYou.com.

For more information, contact the PCC Community Education office at (503) 731-6619.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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