Introduction to the principles of commercial e-commerce programming tasks. The unit explores the purposes and approaches in using scripting and markup languages in relation to the client-server paradigm. The role of both server-side and client-side code are examined. The unit will also build upon students previous study of database systems. Students will study the use of markup and scripting programming languages to connect to databases via a network.
At the completion of this unit students will:
- have an understanding of the fundamental principles and breadth of commercial, e-business and e-commerce programming tasks;
- have experience in using their programming skills in a number of different environments such as Linux, Unix or Windows, while being aware that their fundamental programming approaches remain valid;
- have their understanding of and skills in top-down code development enhanced;
- have knowledge of mark-up languages and scripting languages, and skill in creating applications using these;
- understand the client-server paradigm;
- be able to develop and code solutions to typical web-based commercial programming problems using markup and scripting languages, in a client-server paradigm;
- further develop skills in creating suitable and thorough test harnesses;
- have a sound understanding of the fundamental principles of web service strategies;
- be aware of basic security issues when developing and hosting Internet-based applications.
Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:
(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:
- Two hours of lectures
- One 2-hour laboratory
(b.) Study schedule for off-campus students:
- Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions, however should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.
(c.) Additional requirements (all students):
- A minimum of 2-3 hours of personal study per one hour of contact time in order to satisfy the reading and assignment expectations.
BUS1042, CPE3002, CSE2030, FIT2028, FIT2076, GCO2811, MMS2802