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INP6075458, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course track INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY [005PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination WEB APPLICATIONS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge NICOLA FERRO ING-INF/05

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-INF/05 Data Processing Systems 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Prerequisites: Suggested competencies:
- computer networks
- database management systems
Target skills and knowledge: The objective of the course is to learn the methodologies for the design and development of Web applications, practicing them through the implementation of an actual Web application.

This objective calls for:
+ a strong computer science competence on Web engineering, design methodologies and architectural alternatives
+ knowledge of the characteristics of Web 1.0 applications and Web 2.0 application (rich internet application)
+ capability of developing a Web application using Java servlets, Javascript, CSS3 and HTML5
Examination methods: Written Exam:
+ questions on the topics covered during the lectures
+ Web application design exercise

Group project to develop an actual Web application
+ oral presentation of the project outcomes
+ demo of the developed application
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on the comprehension and knowledge of the notions and methodologies about Web application, on the capability of facing the different phases of the design of a Web application, on the comprehension and knowledge of the models and languages for developing a Web application, on the implementation of a project for the development of a Web application.
Course unit contents: + Design methodologies for Web applications
--- Introduction to Web engineering
--- Requirement analysis
--- Modelling Web applications (contents, hypertext, presentation)
--- Architectures for Web applications

+ Development of Web 1.0 Applications
--- Model-View-Controller (MVC) paradigm
--- Web programming (HTML5, CSS3, Javascript)
--- Web server and Web browser architecture
--- Java servlet and Java Server Pages

+ Web Services
--- SOAP Web services
--- REST Web services

+ Development of Web 2.0 Applications
--- Introduction to Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and mash-ups
--- Introduction to JSON and XML
--- AJAX and revised MVC paradighm
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: + Lectures

+ Labs

+ Seminars
Additional notes about suggested reading: The teaching material consists of:
- reference book
- instructor's slides
- suggested readings

Suggested readings:
+ Casteleyn, S., Daniel, F., Dolog, P., and Matera, M. (2009). Engineering Web Applications. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
+ Johnson, D.C., White, A., and Charland, A. (2007). Enterprise AJAX: Strategies for Building High Performance Web Applications. Prentice Hall.
+ Møller, A. and Schwartzbach, M. I. (2006). An Introduction to XML and Web Technologies. Addison-Wesley.
+ Rossi, G., Pastor, O., Schwabe, D., and Olsina, D., editors (2008). Web Engineering: Modelling and Implementing Web Applications. Springer-Verlag, London, UK.
+ Tanenbaum, A. S., and M. Van Steen (2006). Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kappel, G., Pröll, B., Reich, S., and Retschitzegger, W., Web Engineering. The Discipline of Systematic Development of Web Applications. New York, USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  • Shklar, L. and Rosen, R., Web Application Architecture: Principles, Protocols and Practices. New York, USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.