UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CITS3403 Agile Web Development

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Data Science major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
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) a mid-semester test; (2) team projects and presentations; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall 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 Tim French
Unit rules
Prerequisites: CITS1401 Problem Solving and Programming or CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering or CITS2002 Systems Programming or CITS1002 Programming and Systems; for pre-2012 courses: one of CITS1200 Java Programming or CITS1001 Object-oriented Programming and Software Engineering or CITS1210 C Programming or CITS1002 Programming and Systems or CITS2002 Systems Programming or CITS1220 Software Engineering
Advisable prior study: CITS1402 Relational Database Management Systems (formerly CITS1402 Introduction to Databases) or CITS2232 Databases
Incompatibility: CITS4230 Internet Technologies
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/CITS3403/SEM-1/2017
Texts

Sebesta, R. W. Programming the World Wide Web, 7th edn: Pearson 2013

Ruby, S. et al. Agile Web Development with Rails, 4th edn: The Pragmatic Programmers 2011


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