CITS5505 Agile Web Development

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit explores technologies, programming languages and environments that underpin the development of modern web applications. It builds on students' previous programming and data management experience to develop and demonstrate technologies in action. Topics and techniques evolve from year to year to stay at the technological front end of the rapidly changing Web and internet field. Examples include historical milestones of the internet and Web; client/server models; internet protocols; document standards; development environments; client-side, server-side programming; n-tiered application architectures; database access and abstraction; and open-source tools.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the key components that work together to enable the delivery of data and services on today's internet; (2) speak the 'language of the internet', understand the technologies behind the terms and how they fit together, and back this up with examples of hands-on programming experience; (3) demonstrate generic skills in problem formulation and solution; and (4) exercise skills in teamwork and communication.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) mid-semester test; (2) projects; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Wei Liu
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Information Technology (62510)
or
the Master of Data Science (62530)
Advisable prior study:
familiarity with the contents of CITS4405 Relational Database Management Systems
and
CITS4406 Problem Solving and Programming
Incompatibility:
CITS4230 Internet Technologies, CITS3403 Agile Web Development (formerly CITS3403 Web and Internet technologies)
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
Texts

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