Charles Russell Severance (Dr. Chuck)

Charles Severance (a.k.a. Dr. Chuck) is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, where he teaches various technology-oriented courses including programming, database design, and Web development. Chuck has written a number of books including Using Google App Engine, and Python for Everybody. His research field is in the building of learning management systems such as Sakai, Moodle, Blackboard, ANGEL, and others. He was the chief architect for the Sakai Project, a learning management system used at about 300 schools worldwide and wrote the book Sakai: Free as in Freedom, that describes his experiences as one of the leaders of the project. In the mid-1990s he was the host of Internet: TCI, a national television talk show about the Internet that ran for several years on the TCI cable system. He was long-time a columnist for the IEEE Computer Magazine writing a monthly column called "Computing Conversations" that features video interviews with famous technology leaders and innovators.

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Uso de bases de datos con Python (Coursera)

Este curso presentará a los estudiantes los conceptos básicos del lenguaje de consulta estructurado (Structured Query Language, SQL), así como el diseño básico de bases de datos para almacenar datos como parte de una iniciativa de varios pasos para recopilar, analizar y procesar datos. El curso utilizará SQLite3 [...]

Estructuras de datos de Python (Coursera)

Este curso presentará las estructuras de datos básicas del lenguaje de programación Python. Veremos los conceptos básicos de la programación de procedimientos y exploraremos cómo podemos usar las estructuras de datos integrados de Python, como listas, diccionarios y tuplas, para realizar análisis de datos cada vez más complejos. Este [...]

JSON and Natural Language Processing in PostgreSQL (Coursera)

Within this course, you’ll learn about how PostgreSQL creates and uses inverted indexes for JSON and natural language content. We will use various sources of data for our databases, including access to an online API and spidering its data and storing the data in a JSON column in PostgreSQL. [...]

Intermediate PostgreSQL (Coursera)

This course covers a wide range of SQL techniques, beyond basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, and Delete) operations in PostgreSQL. You will learn the specifics of aggregation, transactions, reading and parsing CSV files and inserting data into a database. You’ll also take a look at how PostgreSQL handles and [...]

Database Design and Basic SQL in PostgreSQL (Coursera)

In this course you will learn more about the historical design of databases and the use of SQL in the PostgreSQL environment. Using SQL techniques and common commands (INSERT INTO, WHERE, ORDER BY, ON DELETE CASCADE, etc) will enable you to create tables, column types and define the schema [...]

JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON (Coursera)

In this course, we'll look at the JavaScript language, and how it supports the Object-Oriented pattern, with a focus on the unique aspect of how JavaScript approaches OO. We'll explore a brief introduction to the jQuery library, which is widely used to do in-browser manipulation of the Document Object [...]

Building Database Applications in PHP (Coursera)

In this course, we'll look at the object oriented patterns available in PHP. You'll learn how to connect to a MySQL using the Portable Data Objects (PDO) library and issue SQL commands in the the PHP language. We'll also look at how PHP uses cookies and manages session data. [...]

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) (Coursera)

In this course, you'll walk through installation steps for installing a text editor, installing MAMP or XAMPP (or equivalent) and creating a MySql Database. You'll learn about single table queries and the basic syntax of the SQL language, as well as database design with multiple tables, foreign keys, and [...]

Building Web Applications in PHP (Coursera)

In this course, you'll explore the basic structure of a web application, and how a web browser interacts with a web server. You'll be introduced to the request/response cycle, including GET/POST/Redirect. You'll also gain an introductory understanding of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), as well as the basic syntax and [...]

Introduction to CSS3 (Coursera)

The web today is almost unrecognizable from the early days of white pages with lists of blue links. Now, sites are designed with complex layouts, unique fonts, and customized color schemes. This course will show you the basics of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3). The emphasis [...]