CE212-5-SP-CO:
Web Application Programming

The details
2019/20
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
29 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

BSC L310 Sociology with Data Science,
BSC L311 Sociology with Data Science (including Year Abroad),
BSC L312 Sociology with Data Science (including Placement Year),
BSC L313 Sociology with Data Science (including foundation Year)

Module description

This module will design and implement HTML and JavaScript form-based input systems, Java Server Pages will be implemented, and for example an online shop constructed. Students will design data models, databases, and data classes for web applications.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the principles that underlie the design of web applications, and to provide practical experience of the technologies used in their construction.

Module learning outcomes

After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:

1. Design and implement HTML and JavaScript form-based input systems.
2. Write Java Server Pages (JSPs) and Java classes that implement key web application components (e.g. a shopping basket for an on-line shop).
3. Use appropriate techniques to manage session state.
4. Design and implement data models, databases and data bound classes to support web applications.

Module information

Outline Syllabus

. Overview of E-commerce technologies
Client side: HTML, Java Applets, Javascript, Cascading Stylesheets
Server side: Web servers
Serving dynamic content
Java servlets, Java Server Pages (JSP)
XML

. Web-based User Interface Design
HTML form elements
Designing form-pages
Using JQuery
Limitations of HTML forms
JavaScript and the Document Object Model
Example JavaScript input components

. JSP and Java Servlets
The servlet API and Lifecycle
A hello-world servlet
Servlet input and output streams
Reading parameters and posted data
Session tracking with URL encoding and Cookies
Techniques for dynamic generation of HTML
Enhancing web applications with Ajax

. Databases for web applications
Data modelling for e-commerce applications

. XML
Reasons for using XML
Syntax of well-formed XML documents
Validating XML with DTDs
Designing XML document structures

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures and Labs

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Progress Test - Week 21 33.33%
Coursework Assignment 1 Web Client Programming Exercises 12/02/2020 33.33%
Coursework Assignment 2 Client Server Application 16/03/2020 33.34%
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Mike Sanderson
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Goldsmiths College
Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 81 hours, 20 (24.7%) hours available to students:
61 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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