This unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop an application system that uses a web interface to a backend database. The unit assumes a sound basic knowledge of programming and database concepts and skills as developed in the introductory units in these areas. The emphasis in the unit is on mastery of the key concepts and the basic knowledge and skills required to build this kind of application. The unit will provide students with an awareness of the wide range of technologies that are used to support this kind of application, but will examine only a limited number of these technologies to demonstrate the key concepts and their application. 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 (backend) and client-side (frontend) code are examined. Students will study the use of markup and scripting programming languages to connect to databases via a network. Students are introduced to some of the most common security issues involved in the development of web-based software, including secure coding practices, secure database access, secure data communications, and the security of web applications. Students are provided with a range of practical exercises to reinforce their skills, including authenticating and authorising users programmatically, performing user input validation, and developing secure data-driven web applications.
|Unit name||Web Programming Fundamentals|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Lawrence Sambrooks|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Design frontend web interfaces using industry standard tools and techniques to satisfy user experience requirements in accordance with best practice
- Program functional websites that employ secure backend data management techniques
- Construct cross-platform secure web applications using collaborative approaches
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PrerequisitesKIT101 or KIT107 or KIT103
On-campus enrolments in Hobart and Launceston:
Lectures (online): 2 hours per week
|Assessment||Test (20%)|Weekly Tutorial Tasks (20%)|Assignment 1 (25%)|Assignment 2 (35%)|
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