Deena Engel

Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Computer Science Minors programs
Department of Computer Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer Street, Room 422
New York, New York 10012
Tel.: 212-998-3131

In this course, we introduce principles and applications of database design. We begin by discussing data manipulation and database design for a relational database and build a database prototype on the desktop. We then introduce and move on to web-based implementations of database applications. Your primary project will use a MySQL database using PHP and XHTML to present a coherent and attractive interface for the users. In addition, we will explore using Python and SQLite for smaller applications; and we will introduce and work with NoSQL (e.g. MangoDB). I encourage students to explore not only the principles of database design but also specific database issues and data complexities in their respective fields of study. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you all.

Pre-requisites: CSCI-UA.4 (Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles) and CSCI-UA.2 (Introduction to Programming)

CSCI-UA.60 can be used as one of the four courses which make up the Web Programming and Applications Minor.

Class hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:15 in CIWW Room 201

Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 AM, Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 PM and by appointment

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