Information systems can become very boring if one is only reading about them. The fun part is in the do-it-yourself approach that is advocated in this textbook. The student is encouraged to go through these four tutorials to get a good practical understanding of the concepts discussed in the book.
- Create a blog. This is the first step in doing something practical, constructive and useful on the web.
- Practise SQL. Relational databases and SQL are the most fundamental building blocks in any information systems.
- Create a Cloud Application. Use a free, simple tool to build your own application in the cloud.
- Install a Web Application. Learn how to install a free, open source customer service application on the web.
The tutorials are in the form of Google Docs presentations that may be modified depending on the feedback from users.