SILS iSchool

27 AUG 2018

Value Added | daily

Class Schedule

Basics | sessions 01-05

22 AUG | intro

27 AUG | clients | Open Source | VPN | file transfer | SFTP | GitHub | next session

29 AUG | servers
05 Sep | networks
10 Sep | basics lab

Web Development | sessions 06-11

12 Sep | structural layer
17 Sep | presentational layer
19 Sep | working with layers
24 Sep | behavior layer
26 Sep | images & design
01 Oct | website lab

Document Markup | sessions 12-14

03 Oct | object layers
08 Oct | tools that read markup
10 Oct | document markup lab

Spreadsheets | sessions 15-19

15 Oct | spreadsheets
17 Oct | formulas & functions
22 Oct | data display
 18 Oct | Fall Break 
24 Oct | database tools
29 Oct | spreadsheets lab

Relational Database | sessions 20-26

31 Oct | relational databases
05 Nov | tables
07 Nov | relationships
12 Nov | input & output
14 Nov | SQL
19 Nov | complex queries
26 Nov | databases lab
 21 Nov | Thanksgiving 

Presentation | sessions 27-30

28 Nov | presentation design
03 Dec | presentation delivery
05 Dec | presentation lab
12 Dec | 0800-1100 | final in class presentation

We want to be sure we grasp the relationship of clients to servers,
and have a shared vocabulary of terms.

Client-server computing
- the basis of much of what we will be doing

The Internet Book by Douglas Comer

Client-server computing

is the interaction between two programs when they communicate across a network. A program at one site sends a request to a program at another site and awaits a response.

The requesting program is the client.

Assuming we are using our laptops as a client, we might want to know how laptops work.

The program satisfying the request is the server.

Assuming we want to retrieve something from a server over the web, we might want to know how web servers work.

client-server interaction is the basis of distributed computing

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baseline understandings about the tools we will be using

How PCs work

Advice on how to deal with problems as they come up

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It's good to be cognizant of the relationship of memory to storage, and the specific meaning of each term.

What are operating systems? We are familiar with Windows and Apple on our clients, but Linux and Android are starting to become challengers.

Wikipedia lists lots and lots of operating systems.

What does open source mean?

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one simple tool that we will use a lot

Learn how to use the screen capture tool.

PC keyboard with the PRTSC key highlighted

If you want to capture the entire screen, press the Print Screen button and an image of the screen will be saved to your clipboard.

a complete print screen capture

If you want to capture the active window, press the ALT button + the Print Screen button and an image of the active window screen will be saved to your clipboard.

an active window print screen capture

If you want to trim a portion of the screen, find the Snip tool, pick the area you want to snip, and an image will be saved to your clipboard.

an active window print screen capture showing snip instructions

If you use a Mac, there are several keyboard combinations that can be used to take screenshots in Mac OS X

Mac users

We will use Windows computers at the instructor desk. On occasion, the interface in Windows will not match the interface in a Mac. While we will try to have examples for all operating systems, it will be useful if, when you find that the Mac view is different, that you take a screenshot of the Mac environment and send it to the instructor. The instructor will ensure that the Mac screenshot is integrated into the class pages pertaining to the situation in which the screenshot was taken.

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