Web Application Programming
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
29 April 2019
Requisites for this module
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)
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.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:
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.
. Overview of E-commerce technologies
Server side: Web servers
Serving dynamic content
Java servlets, Java Server Pages (JSP)
. Web-based User Interface Design
HTML form elements
Limitations of HTML forms
. 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
Reasons for using XML
Syntax of well-formed XML documents
Validating XML with DTDs
Designing XML document structures
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
||Progress Test - Week 21
||Assignment 1 Web Client Programming Exercises
||Assignment 2 Client Server Application
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
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
Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
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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