COMPX222-18B (HAM)

Internet Applications

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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This paper provides a broad overview of the principles and technologies used in Internet Applications, with practical experience of client-side and server-side programming. Client-side topics include HTML, CSS and Javascript to support the development of interactive web pages containing a variety of media. Server-side topics focus on the development of database-driven web sites using PHP and MySQL to dynamically generate web page content. Topics covered include: Web page creation and styling using HTML and CSS. Protocols and standards supporting Internet Applications design and security issues. Client-side and server-side programming, with practical work in JavaScript and PHP. Database-driven web applications.
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Paper Structure

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The laboratory for this course is Computing Laboratory Six. The programming environment for the majority of the course will be Linux. Printing, email and web access is available but will be charged for through the Unicash charging system. Other software will be made available as required. Class attendance is expected. The lecture material is an integral part of the course. Failure to attend any timetabled sections of the paper means the student may miss material not presented elsewhere.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Use HTML to develop interactive web pages that contain a variety of media and elements
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  • Use CSS to control page layout and the appearance of elements within a page
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  • Implement client-side functionality by programming in Javascript
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  • Understand the architecture of an internet application and the relationship between client-side and server-side components
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  • HTTP request and response protocols
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  • Implement server-side functionality by programming in PHP, writing scripts that dynamically generate HTML pages
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  • Interact with a database server to manage an internet application's persistent data
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 67:33. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 33% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 67:33 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 33% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
12
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. In class test
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Assignment 3
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Exam
33
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required Readings

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Links to appropriate readings and reference materials will be provided on Moodle as the paper progresses.
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Online Support

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All necessary resources will be provided on Moodle.
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Workload

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Students should expect to spend about 12 hours per week on this paper, in the following proportions: Lectures 3 hours Private Study 9 hours (including optional attendance at supervised labs)
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Linkages to Other Papers

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interact with a database server to manage an internet application's persistent data
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: At least one of COMP103, COMPX101, ENGEN103, or ENGG182.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP233

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