CSci 4608 Principles of Web Programming: Syllabus

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Dates for assignments for the second half of the semester will be added later.
Tuesday Thursday
Week 1: August 30 -- September 3
Introduction.
Elements of a web site: static features (HTML), dynamic features.
Client/server model, Internet protocols:TCP/IP and related protocols; HTTP (GET, POST methods), SSL.
Reading: *R1, *R2 on the resources.
Week 2: September 6 -- September 10
Client-side capabilities; Markup languages: HTML; events. Reading: *R3 DOM, CSS, Web events.
Problem set 1: HTML, CSS, DOM, web events. Due: Thursday, Sept. 23rd
Week 3: September 13 -- September 17
Client-side event processing: JavaScript (embedding in the page)
Javascript, functions.
Week 4: September 20 -- September 24
Forms; CGI languages (survey); GET and POST methods revisited; Perl.
Reading: reference guide on forms (see resources), CGI. Required: *R4
Perl (cont.)
Problem set 1 due.
Problem set 2: JavaScript, cgi (Perl).
Week 5: September 27 -- October 1
Perl (cont.) Database access: security issues.
Week 6: October 4 -- October 8
Perl (cont.) Perl (database access).
Week 7: October 11 -- October 15
PHP (overview)
Problem set 2 due
PHP (cont.)
Problem set 3 (project). Due Tuesday, Nov. 1st.
Week 8: October 18 -- October 22
Fall break, no classes PHP Review for midterm.
Week 9: October 25 -- October 29
Midterm Exam Database access on the client side and on the server side.
Processing results of database queries. Cookies.
Handling databases and cookies with PHP.
Week 10: November 1 -- November 5
ASP, compared to PHP.
XML
Problem set 3 due
XML, XSLT
Week 11: November 8 -- November 12
XML in connection with web languages. Java servlets, Tomcat.
Week 12: November 15 -- November 20
Java servlets. Java servlets, JSP
Week 13: November 22 -- November 26
JSP Thanksgiving, no classes.
Week 14: November 29 -- December 3
Java applets; Java bytecode, JVM. Java applets (cont.)
Week 15: December 6 -- December 10
Other Web technology: ColdFusion, Flash, etc. Selected project presentations.
Week 16: December 13 -- December 15
Last class: discussion and wrap-up.

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