If I use objects in my application... will i be penalized? Since OOP (object orientated programming) isn't in the Masterskill study book (god knows why Unisa doesn't improve this course from PHP4 to PHP5) would I lose marks if I used objects in my project? (not sure if php4 even supports objects)
Registered: 14 years ago
This is an INTRODUCTORY course. There are many reasons why we prefer to start with PHP4. AT the level of this course ther is not much difference between 4 and 5. It makes sense to start with 4, then you learn what you need to add to make code work in 5, because the skills learned here will stand you for good when PHP6 comes out soon! Most of all, OOP is not easy to understand for many people - our undergraduate degree students find this the most difficult concept top master in the programming modules.You can OOP in 4 as well, but obviously 5 is more geared towards OOP. If we wanted to include OOP this would be an ADVANCED course. In any event, one doesn't start with OOP until you understand the basics. Which is exactly what we offer, putting you on your way to progress to OOP when you are ready for it, and that can never be within 5 months of learning PHP.
So we don't want OOP in the project. We're looking for you to apply what was offered in the course )