The focus of this course is to provide students with the fundamental concepts necessary to better engineer Web applications.The course covers fundamental concepts behind Web engineering, approaches in web usability and web application testing, and technologies supporting Web engineering
The course has no formal prerequisites but students are expected to have some programming experience.
Emilia Mendes and Nile Mosley (Eds.). Web Engineering(Recommended)
- Class participation [10 points]
- Assignments [30 points]
- Assignment 1: Usability (due Feb 7)
- Assignment 2: Build a game (due Feb 28)
- Assignment 3: APIs (due April 11)
Monday 3:00-4:00, 709 Information Science Building (135 North Bellefield Avenue)
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
- Web Usability
- Web application testing
- Client-side and server-side technologies
- Developing Web applications
- Research methods in Web engineering
|1||Jan 10, 2013||Introduction and overview||Introduction to course|
|2||Jan 17, 2013||Need for Web Engineering||Web application vs software applications|
Definition of terms
|3||Jan 24, 2013||Web usability||Usability principles|
|4||Jan 31, 2013||Model based Web application development||OOHDM approach|
Design to implementation
|5||Feb 7, 2013||Client side technologies|
Assignment 1 due
Document Object Model
|6||Feb 14, 2013||No class|
|7||Feb 21, 2013||Web application testing||Testing the functionality of a Web application|
|8||Feb 28, 2013||No class|
Assignment 2 due
|9||March 7, 2013||Developing Web applications||Web application architecture patterns|
|10||March 14, 2013||Spring break - No class|
|11||March 21, 2013||Midterm|
Midterm project presentation
|12||March 28, 2013||Server side technologies||PHP|
Mysql DBMS access
|13||April 4, 2013||Intorduction to AJAX|
|14||April 11, 2013||Web 2.0|
Assignment 3 due
|Features of Web 2.0|
Web 2.0 engineering
Web 2.0 technologies
|15||April 18, 2013||Empirical research methods in Web and software engineering||Overview of emprirical methods|
|16||April 25, 2013||Final project|
Final project poster session
Academic Integrity: You are expected to be fully aware of your responsibility to maintain a high quality of integrity in all of your work. All work must be your own, unless collaboration is specifically and explicitly permitted as in the course group project. Any unauthorized collaboration or copying will at minimum result in no credit for the affected assignment and may be subject to further action under the University Guidelines for Academic Integrity. You are expected to have read and understood these Guidelines. A document discussing these guidelines was included in your orientation materials.
Attendance: Class attendance, while not mandatory, is required if you want to succeed in this course, especially since the course does not have any course book and it involves a lot of in-class discussions. If you have missed the lecture, make sure that you have a copy of the slides. All the lecture materials will be uploaded online. The class participation credit is engineered to encourage your attendance.
Late Submissions: Homework or projects submitted after due date will be accepted, but your objective grade will be scaled so that you lose 10% of the grade for every late working day. I.e., if you will submit your work one week late, you will lose 50% of the grade.
Concerning Students with Disabilities: If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216 William Pitt Union, (412) 648-7890/(412) 383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
An important note on plagiarism: Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive no credit for the assignment on which the cheating occurred. Additional actions -- including assigning the student a failing grade in the class or referring the case for disciplinary action -- may be taken at the discretion of the instructors. You may incorporate excerpts from publications by other authors, but they must be clearly marked as quotations and properly attributed. You may obtain copy editing assistance, and you may discuss your ideas with others, but all substantive writing and ideas must be your own or else be explicitly attributed to another, using a citation sufficiently detailed for someone else to easily locate your source.