CMT112: Web Application Development
|School||Cardiff School of Computer Science and Informatics|
|External Subject Code||I100|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Martin Chorley|
How the module will be assessed
Coursework: The coursework will allow the student to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills and to apply the principles taught in lectures.
The potential for reassessment in this module
Interactive Web Application Development Project
How the module will be delivered
This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, supervised lab sessions, example classes and tutorials, as appropriate.
Outline Description of Module
This module is intended to introduce students to modern web development tools and techniques and to give them the skills needed to create interactive web applications. The module will examine the basic structure of the internet and the key technologies and programming languages required to create websites. The module will cover many types of website, from simple static HTML pages to complex interactive applications involving both server side and client side processing.
On completion of the module a student should be able to
1. Recognise the process by which webpages are delivered to users, from first browser request, through DNS lookup, server-side processing to final HTML response.
2. Create static HTML pages and apply CSS rules to style and position elements.
3. Describe, create and manipulate HTML page and element structure (the Document Object Model)
5. Access web APIs and data sources, retrieve, manipulate and display data.
6. Use browser debugging tools to understand performance and execution of code in the browser.
7. Assess the role of web frameworks in web application development.
Skills that will be practised and developed
Accessing data and displaying it to users
|Written Assessment||70||Interactive Web Application Development||2|
|Written Assessment||30||Static Website Development||N/A|
Essential Reading and Resource List
Please see Background Reading List for an indicative list.
Background Reading and Resource List
The following textbooks and websites provide a good overview of the topics covered in the module:
Programming HTML5 Applications, Zachary Kessin, O’Reilly
Beginning HTML & CSS, Rob Larsen, Wiley
The following codecademy tracks complement the basic skills learnt in the module:
Basic web site development using HTML and CSS
Libraries for interactive web development
Retrieving and storing data (JSON)
OAuth and API access