GLOSS Expanding its HORIZON
By Dwarakanath J on Mar 23, 2009
GLOSS has become a very active club at SASTRA,but on the other hand I felt that my university's branch at Kumbakonam,had a very few exposure to the world of Open Source Technologies and Sun's Technologies.Our Dean has requested me to do a small application project in that campus,so I thought I will introduce them with Web Technologies-PHP and MySQL which could help them doing the application project.
I planned for the event on March 5(Thursday) at 11.30am.(Because i have some free hours on Thursday : P).The session was aimed at Pre-Final years as they will be mature enough to do the projects using these Technologies.
I started the session with the basics of Open Source,Open Source for Students and cited some real time examples(Inspired by Joe Hartley).
I started with basic components of Internet,and then moved on to basics of PHP and MySQL and then showed them a basic login page and then made a small page,attached it to a CSS(Cascading Style sheet using Netbeans 6.5) and then created a page which could take up their name,email-ids,Contact no.
The session went on really cool,where I was asked to show the differences between .NET and Netbeans and other perfomance statistics between PHP/MySQL and ASP.NET/MS SQL.
I have also made intiatives to start the small application project in SASTRA SRC(Srinivasa Ramanujam Centre) campus.I am immensely happy that GLOSS and SASTRA OSUM is expanding its horizon.
Prof.Vaidhyasubramaniam(Dean Planning and development)
Prof.Hariprakash (H.O.D CSE,SRC campus).