COMPX575-21A (HAM)

Programming Tools and Techniques

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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: rachael.foote@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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A paper in programming techniques applicable to a range of research applications in Computer Science.
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Paper Structure

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This is a lab-based course held in R block. There are a total of 6 hours of supervised lab each week. There is an attendance mark. It is expected that you will need to spend at least 6 hours in the lab each week.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • use Git version control systems
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  • write Linux shell scripts
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  • write regular expressions
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  • work with MySQL, SQLite and MongoDB databases, and write Java programs to interact with them
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  • use XML and JSON techniques to generate dynamic web pages
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  • use simple data structures (e.g. list, set, queue, map) and basic programming techniques (e.g. sorting, lambda and recursive functions) to solve problems
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  • set up a web server and build a simple web application using Java Servlet, AJAX, and jQuery JavaScript libraries
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  • develop a simple Android app and use the built-in SQLite database to store, retrieve and search data
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  • solve interview style programming problems
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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 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Attendance
10
2. 12x Lab Tasks
60
  • Hand-in: In Lab
3. 3x Tests
30
  • Hand-in: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Online Support

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All online resources, support and discussion forums are available via Moodle.
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Workload

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6 -10 hours per week
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Prerequisite(s)

Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Masters programme in Computer Science (MSc or MSc(Research)) or Design (MDes); or permission of the Chairperson of Computer Science.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP575, COMP589

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