Course Syllabus CPSC 6175 Web Site Development and Technologies

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CPSC 6175

Spring 200
8

2
0279

Course Syllabus

CPSC 6175 Web Site Development and Technologies

Online

Instructor

Dr. Shamim Khan

E
-
mail:

khan_shamim@colstate.edu

Office:

CCT 44
4

Office Hours:




Mon

& Wed

10
:00 AM
-

12:00 PM,
1.30

PM


4.30

PM

Contacting Me:

If you need to discuss something which does not
require a face
-
to
-
face meeting, please e
-
mail me. If you need to
see me face
-
to
-
face but cannot meet during the scheduled office
hours, please e
-
mail me so
we can make arrangements to meet at
my office at a more convenient time.

Office Phone:
(706) 565
-
35
19

Department Phone:

(706) 568
-
2410

Department Fax:

(706) 565
-
3529

Web Site:

http://csc.colstate.edu/khan




Required
Textbook


Title
:

Murach's Java Servlets and Jsp:
Training & Reference

Author:

Andrea Steelman, Joel Murach

Publisher:

Mike Murach & Associates Inc.

Year:

2003

ISBN:


1
-
890774
-
18
-
9







Recommended
Reading


Title:

Murach's Beginning Java 2 JDK 5

Author:

Andrea Steelman

Publisher:

Mike Murach & Associates, Inc.

Year:

2001

ISBN:


1
-
890774
-
29
-
4




You must purchase the "required" textbook for the course.
Purchasing the recommended textbook is optional, but is
highly encouraged if you are not familiar with the Java
programming language.

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Course
Description

This course teaches the funda
mentals of Web technologies and Web
site development. This course covers many open technologies
including XML and its related standards.







Course
Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:



implement Hypertext Markup Lan
guage (HTML)



develop JavaServer pages



develop Java servlets



structure a Web application



work with sessions and cookies



create and work with JavaBeans



install and configure Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, and PHP



use Java and MySQL to work with a database



use JavaMa
il to send e
-
mail



implement Web site security



create Web applications that use XML



create Web applications that use PHP




Assessment
Methods

Grades in this course will be based on the following assessments:



Responses to discussion questions
-


3
5%

(inc
luding 10% for
co
mmen
ts to other students' responses)



Programming assignments
-

25%



Final Project Proposal (team)
-

5%



Final Project Design (team)
-

10%



Final Project Implementation and Documentation (team)
-

25%

T
he final project grades may be scaled acc
ording to individual
assessments of team members.



Final grades will be assigned according to the following schedule:

Percentage

Grade

90


100

A

80


89

B

70


79

C

60


69

D

<60

F


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How to Access
the Course

This course is being offered

through
CougarView (
WebCT
Vista
)
. You
can access
CougarView

at:

http://webct.colstate.edu/



At this page, click on the "
Columbus State University
"
link and then

o
n

the "Log
-
in" link
for

CougarView

to activate t
he
CougarView
logon
dialog box. Your
CougarView

username and password are:

Username
: lastname_firstname

Password
: ddmmyy

where "ddmmyy" is your birthdate: 2 digits for day, month, and year.

If you try the above and CougarVIEW will not let you in, please

click
on the new
Online Support Center

for CougarVIEW available to you
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are still having problems
gaining access a day or so after the

class begins, please e
-
mail me.

Once you've entered
CougarView
, you will see a list of courses, one
of which should have CSPC 6175 in its name. If you do not see a
course with CPSC 6175 in its name, please e
-
mail me.

Once you have clicked on the course'
s name and accessed the
particular course itself, you will find a home page with links to other
sections and tools. The first thing you should do is read the "Welcome
(read first)" information. This information will give you a feel for
what's available in
the particular
CougarView

classroom environment
and explain in more detail how the course will work. Once you've
read this information, please feel free to explore the other areas,
particularly the Course Content and Discussions.






How This
Course Wi
ll
Work

This course will consist of readings, discussion questions,
programming assignments, and a final project. On a weekly basis,
you will need to:

1.

review the week's lesson (approx. one hour per week);

2.

complete the weekly readings (approx. two hours per

week);

3.

submit responses to weekly discussion questions based on the
readings (approx. t
wo

hours per week);

4.

comment on other students' responses to the discussion
questions (approx.
one hour

per week); and

5.

complete the programming assignments (approx.
5

ho
urs per
week).


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In addition to the weekly requirements, you will need to:

6.

work with your team to decide on and complete a final project
(approx. one hour per week).

Expected workload: 1
2

hours per week




Student
Responsibilities

As a student in this co
urse, you are responsible
for
:



manag
ing

your time and maintain
ing

the discipline required to
meet the course requirements,



complet
ing

all readings,



actively participat
ing

in weekly discussions,



complet
ing

and
submitting

programming assignments,



work
ing

with your team to decide on and develop a final
project, and



read
ing

any e
-
mail sent by the instructor and respond
ing

accordingly.

“I didn’t know” is not an acceptable excuse for failing to meet the
course requirements. If you fail to meet your responsib
ilitie
s, you do
so at your own risk.




Instructor
Responsibilities

As your instructor in this course, I am responsible
for
:



post
ing

weekly lessons outlining the assignments for the
week;



post
ing

weekly discussion questions;



read
ing

all responses to d
iscussion questions and comments
to responses;



actively participat
ing

in weekly discussions;



grad
ing

discussion questions, comments, programming
assignments, and the final project deliverables and post
ing

scores within one week of the end of the week in w
hich they
are submitted; and



read
ing

any e
-
mail sent by students and respond accordingly
within 48 hours.

Although I will read every posted discussion question and response, I
will not neces
sarily respond to every post.




Attendance
Policy

Regularly
participating in the class discussions and posting your
responses as early as possible is important. If you do not respond to
discussion questions or comment on other students' responses for
two or more

weeks in a row, you may receive a WF. If an emergency

prevents you from responding to discussion questions or commenting
on other students' responses, please contact me to make alternative
arrangements.

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Tentative
Schedule

The following is the tentative schedule for the course. It is subject to
change.
A current schedule
of due dates for assessment work
will be
maintained in the
CougarView

calendar. The first week of the course
will be used to ensure everyone has the required software and
textbook, and is properly prepared to complete the course.

WEEK

D
ATES


READINGS/TOPICS


1

1/
7

-

1/1
3





1/
21

Martin Luther King Holiday
-

no assignments
or discussions

2

&
3

1/1
4

-

1/2
7

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Web
Programming

Chapter 2: How to Install and Use Tomcat

Chapter 3: A Crash Course in HTML

4

1/2
8

-

2/
3

Chapter 4: How to Develop JavaServer Pages

5

2/
4

-

2/1
0

Chapter 5: How to Develop Servlets



2/1
0

Final Project Proposal Due

6

2/1
1

-

2/1
7

Chapter 6: How to Structure a Web
Application

Chapter 7: How to Work with Sessions and
Cookies

7

2/1
8

-

2/2
4

Chapter 8: How to Create and Use JavaBeans

Chapter 9: How to Work with Custom JSP tags

8

2/2
5

-

3/
2

Chapter 10: How to Use MySQL to Work with a
Database

Chapter 11: How to Use Java to Work with a
Database

9


3/
3

-

3/
9

Spring Break
-

no assignments or dis
cussions

10

3/1
0

-

3/1
6

Chapter 12: How to Use JavaMail to Send
Email

Chapter 13: How to Use SSL to Work with a
Secure Connection



3/1
6

Final Project Design Due

1
1

3/1
7

-

3/2
3

Chapter 14: How to Restrict Access to a Web
Resource

Chapter 15: How to Work

with HTTP Requests
and Responses

1
2

3/2
4

-

3
/
30

Chapter 16: How to Work with XML

Chapter 17: An Introduction to Enterprise
JavaBeans

1
3

3
/
31

-

4/
6

Introduction to PHP

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1
4

4/
7

-

4/1
3

How to use PHP with MySQL

15/16

4/1
4

-

4
/
27

Work on Final Project



5
/1

Final Project Implementation and
Documentation Due







Online
Discussions

To maximize your learning, you are expected to participate actively in
the weekly discussions. This means posting responses to discussion
questions, commenting on other stud
ents' responses, commenting on
other students' comments, and responding to comments made to
your responses and comments.



To earn maximum credit for responses to discussion questions, you
must post a response to EACH discussion question of at least 150
wo
rds. In addition to the minimum word count, your responses will
also be graded based on their quality
--
that is, their thoroughness,
clarity, conciseness, and relevance to the discussion question.



To earn maximum credit for comments to other students, you

must
post at least one substantive comment to another student's response
or comment for EACH discussion question. In other words, for each
discussion question, you must post either a comment to another
student's response to the discussion question or to a
nother student's
comment to another student's response. Keep in mind that replies to
comments made to your responses to discussion questions do not
count as comments.



There is no minimum word count for comments, but the comments
must add value to the dis
cussion to receive the maximum points.
That is, comments must consist of more than "Good response" or "I
agree." Your comments should add to the substance of the posting,
request clarification, provide a different perspective, or challenge the
assertions m
ade by providing real or hypothetical scenarios that the
original posting does not adequately address. Remember, the
purpose of course discussions is to stimulate academic debate.
Critical thinking is highly desirable! If you do not agree with
someone's po
st, say so. Just do so with respect (see the Discussion
Etiquette section below).

As previously stated, I will read every posted message, but I will not
necessarily respond to every

response or to every comment. I will,
however,

interject comments where n
ecessary for clarification.






Discussion
Etiquette

Open, frank, and insightful dialogue in extremely important in an
online course such as this. As part this dialogue, students are
encouraged to be respectful of the diversity amongst other members
of

the class and to refrain from inappropriate commentary. Should
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such inappropriate comments occur, I will intervene as I monitor the
dialogue in the discussions. I will request that inappropriate content
be removed from the discussion and will recommend Un
iversity
disciplinary action if deemed appropriate. Students as well as faculty
should be guided by common sense and basic etiquette. The following
are good guidelines to follow:



Never post, transmit, promote, or distribute content that is
known to be ill
egal.



Never post harassing, threatening, or embarrassing
comments.



If you disagree with someone, respond to the subject, not the
person.



Never post content that is harmful, abusive; racially,
ethnically, or religiously offensive; vulgar; sexually explic
it; or
otherwise potentially offensive.

In addition to the above, a
positive attitude

is essential to a healthy
learning environment. Not only should your posts be respectful and
insightful, but they should also be positive in order to benefit the
entire
class.






Final Project

As today's Web sites become more and more complex, the need to
develop these sites as teams becomes more and more apparent. As
such, the final project will be a team effort where each team will
consist of 3
-
6 members. The team
will be responsible for deciding on
the scope of the project. Details of the project requirements will be
posted within
CougarView
.






Assignment
Due Dates

All assignments are due on the day given in the assignment and no
later than 11:59 PM (23:59) (
Eastern Time).

Assignments submitted
or modified after the assignment due date will assessed a late penalty
as described below.




Late
Assignments

If circumstances prevent the timely posting of assignments, please
notify me by e
-
mail within
CougarView

Vista. Unless you make prior
arrangements with me, any assignment submitted after its assigned
due date will be considered late. Late assignments may be submitted
up to three days beyond their assigned due date. However, late
assignments submitted within
the three days following their assigned
due date are subject to a 10% reduction in points for each day they
are submitted beyond the assigned due date. Assignments not
submitted by the assigned due date or within the three days following
the assigned due d
ue will be assessed a grade of zero (0).



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Because of course grade reporting requirements,
the final project
must be submitted by the assigned due date

--

no exceptions!
Any final project not submitted by the assigned due date will be
assessed a grade of
zero (0).






Extra Credit

There are no provisions for extra credit in this course.






Incompletes

If unusual circumstances preclude you from completing the course
and you have satisfactorily completed all the other course
requirements up until t
hat point, I will award you a grade of
"Incomplete" provided you contact me regarding the unusual
circumstances and you agree to certain conditions for removal of the
"Incomplete." You must, however, contact me and arrange for the
Incomplete as soon as you

are aware that you will be unable to
complete the course and before the last day of class.






Software

You will need the Java Software Development Kit (J2SDK) to
complete programming assignments and your final project. The
J2SDK is part of the Java 2

Platform Standard Edition (J2SE), which is
available on the CD that comes with the course text. The J2SE is also
available from:

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp


The J2SE will r
un on just about any platform including Windows and
Linux. If you work on your programs in the CSU labs, the J2SE is
installed. Note that the CD that comes with the text are version 1.4.
If you prefer to use version 5.0, some additional installation
inform
ation is available on the Murach Web site
(
http://www.murach.com
).

You will also need an editor to compose your Java source code.
Although you can use Notepad or any Java editor, TextPad, JBuilder,
or Eclipse are the r
ecommended editors.


The CSU labs are equipped
with these particular editors. The CD that comes with the course text
also includes a trial version of TextPad. You can also download
TextPad from:

http://www.textpad.com/
download/index.html


You will also need to create Web pages as part of this course. You
can choose to use NotePad, TexPad, FrontPage or any other editor.
You may also use Homesite which is available on the CD that comes
with the course text.

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You should a
lso install Tomcat (version 4.x or above), MySQL
(version 3.23 or above), and PHP (version 4.x and above). Tomcat
and MySQL are also available on the CD that comes with the course
text. Alternatively, you can install Tomcat from:

http://jakarta.apache.org/site/binindex.cgi#tomcat



and MySQL from:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/



PHP is available from:

http://www.php.net/downloads.php


Installation instructions for the software that comes with the course
text is available in Appendix A of the course text beginning on p. 599.
The sites given above also provide installation instructions for

the
versions provided with the course text as well as newer versions.



To draw Web site dataflow and design diagrams, you should use
Microsoft Visio. If you do not have Microsoft Visio, you can obtain it
free from the MSDNAA site as described below.






Obtaining
MSDNAA
Software

Free Microsoft software development software is available from the
MSDNAA site at:

http://msdn08.e
-
academy.com/colstate_cs


If you live or work in the local Columbus area
, you can drop by the
Department of Computer Science on the fourth floor in the new
Center for Commerce and Technology building and check out a copy
of the CDs for Microsoft Visio. If you do not live or work in the local
Columbus area, you may either downl
oad the software or request
that the CDs be mailed to you.

Downloading the software.

Shortly after the semester begins, you
will receive a message that describes a process for downloading or
checking out software from the Department of Computer Science as

part of the MSDNAA agreement. Visio 2000 or above will be among
those available.

Once the software has been downloaded, it must be
installed in accordance with the MSDNAA Agreement
(
http:/
/www.msdnaa.com/programusage.aspx
).

Requesting the CDs be mailed to you.

As an alternative to
downloading the software, you may request the software CDs be
mailed to you. Simply send an e
-
mail message to our department
secretary Dianne Phillips (cs@colst
ate.edu). Include in the message
your name, address, and the name and number of this course. Once
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you have received the CDs, you must install the software in
accordance with the MSDNAA Agreement
(
http://www.msdnaa.com/programusage.aspx
). Once you have
installed the software, you must place the CDs back in the box they
came in (or a suitable container) and return them to the Department
of Computer Science. There should be a return label in t
he box the
CDs weren't sent to you in, but you will have to pay for the return
postage.







Student Web
Server Space

As part of this course's requirements, you will need to submit
programming assignments and a final project that uses the various
techn
ologies discussed in this course. While you should create and
debug projects locally, assignments that are to be graded should be
posted on the designated CS Web server. To access this server, you
must first request a CSU Web account if you do not already
have one.
To request this account, simply go to
http://students.colstate.edu

and click on the "Get Free Web Pages" icon, then click on the link to
request the account. Under normal circumstances, the

account and
space will be created in a matter of seconds. If you experience any
difficulties during the account request process, please e
-
mail the CSU
webmaster (
webmaster@colstate.edu
).

Following the account

request process above will create a CSUWEB
domain account on the studentwebs.colstate.edu Web server. This
server does not support Java Server Pages (JSP), Java servlets,
MySQL, or PHP. During the first week of the course, you will be
provided instruction
s on how to access and use a CSU Web server
that does support the technologies discussed in this course.






Technical
Support

You must have the ability to administer your own computer
system(s), and to install and configure your own software. Ordinar
ily,
I can only provide limited support.

However, for this course, since a
good portion of the software we will use needs to be installed, we will
spend some time, particularly the first week, discussing installation.






Academic
Honesty/

Plagiarism
Policy

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, activities such as
cheating and plagiarism
(
http://aa.colstate.edu/advising/a.htm#Acad
emic
Dishonesty/Academic Misconduct
). It is a basis for disciplinary action.
Any work turned in for individual credit must be entirely the work of
the student submitting the work. All work must be your own. For
group projects, the work must be done only b
y members of the
group. You may share ideas but submitting identical assignments (for
example) will be considered cheating. You may discuss the material
in the course and help one another with debugging; however, any
work you hand in for a grade must be yo
ur own. A simple way to
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avoid inadvertent plagiarism is to talk about the assignments, but
don't read each other's work or write solutions together unless
otherwise directed by me. For your own protection, keep scratch
paper and old versions of assignments

to establish ownership until
after the assignment has been graded and returned to you. If you
have any questions about this, please contact me immediately. For
assignments, access to notes, the course textbooks, books and other
publications is allowed. Al
l work that is not your own, MUST be
properly cited. This includes any material found on the Internet.
Stealing or giving or receiving any code, diagrams, drawings, text or
designs from another person (CSU or non
-
CSU, including the
Internet) is not allowed
. Having access to another person’s work on
the computer system or giving access to your work to another person
is not allowed. It is your responsibility to prevent others from having
unauthorized access to your work.

No cheating in any form will be toler
ated. Penalties for academic
dishonesty may include a zero grade on the assignment or
exam/quiz, a failing grade for the course, suspension from the
Computer Science program, and dismissal from the program. All
instances of cheating will be documented in w
riting with a copy
placed in the Department’s files. Students will be expected to discuss
the academic misconduct with the faculty member and the
chairperson. For more details see the Faculty Handbook:
http://aa.colstate.edu/faculty/FacHandbook0203/sec100.htm#109.14

and the Student Handbook:
http://sa.colstate.edu/handbook/handbook2003.
pdf
.

In programming courses such as this, you must be particularly
diligent in submitting only your own work. In completing the
assignments for this course, you may not copy

any other
coding from any other source other than the course text and
material pr
esented in class. Doing otherwise will be
considered plagiarism and will result in the sanctions
described above.




Confidentially
of Information
Shared by
Students

CSU does not guarantee the confidentiality of information shared by
students in the cou
rse environment. Therefore, students should not
share any confidential information from employers unless explic
itly
released for public use.




ADA
Accommodation
Notice

If you have a documented disability as described by the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973

(P.L. 933
-
112
Section 504
) and
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

and would like to request
academic and/or physical accommodations please contact Joy
Norman at the
Office of Disability Services

in the Center for
Academic Support and Student Retention,
Tucker Hall (706) 568
-
2330, as soon as possible. Course requirements will not be waived
but reasonable accommodations may be provided as appropriate.



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