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Week (lecture)

Lectures

Week (lab)

Labs

Week 1

Introduction to Networks
  1. Internet Demo page
  2. Internet Demo page (more)


Reference

  1. Networks Reference [REFERENCE]

  2. Internet Reference [REFERENCE]


 

Week 2

The Internet
  1. Hosts and IP addresses

  2. DNS

  3. Remote and Network Computing [REFERENCE]

Week 3

  1. How to find your IP address

  2. Network tools

Week 3

The Web
  1. Aspects of a modern web site:
    1. HTML
    2. XML
    3. XHTML
    4. HTML5
    5. CSS
    6. SSI
    7. CGI
    8. PHP
    9. Javascript
    10. Ajax
    11. JSON

  2. How to set up and maintain Web pages


Week 4

  1. Lab - Web

Week 4

The Web
  1. The Web


Dynamic pages - server-side

  1. Dynamic pages - server-side

  2. CGI scripts (server-side)
    1. Chaos Theory (Demo of a C++ CGI script)
    2. Perl


My CGI search engine:

This is written in Shell. Shell is not part of this module, so this may be hard to understand. Consider this as "background reading" that may help explain CGI. Not part of the main course.

  1. My CGI search engine
  2. How to write a CGI search engine in Shell
  3. Lab to write search engine in Shell


Week 5

  1. CSS and SSI

Week 5

Dynamic pages - server-side
  1. My "404 Not Found" Handler (.htaccess plus server-side program)

  2. PHP
    1. Reference
    2. Debugging

  3. PHP demo page
  4. PHP mini test

Week 6

  1. Lab - PHP

  2. How to debug a program


Launch PHP practical.

Week 6

Dynamic pages - client-side
  1. Dynamic pages - client-side


JavaScript

  1. JavaScript
    1. Reference
    2. Debugging


JavaScript demos

  1. Javascript page change demo
  2. Minimal size demo of changing page

  3. Javascript menu demo
  4. Javascript environment variables demo
  5. Javascript syntax highlighting
  6. Javascript - doing calculations on client side

Week 7

  1. Lab - Javascript

  2. How to debug a program

Week 7

JavaScript
  1. JavaScript (More)

  2. OOP in JavaScript


Week 8

  1. Get Javascript demos working
  2. "Powerpoint-ify" exercise

Week 8

Ajax
  1. JavaScript Ajax - JavaScript's 2nd life

  2. Ajax demos
    1. Javascript Ajax demo
    2. Javascript Ajax demo - calling a server-side program
    3. Minimal size demo of calling a server-side program
    4. Javascript Ajax - Parsing XML on the client side

  3. JavaScript Ajax (More)


Comparison of different ways of putting a program online

  1. Client v. Server - Putting a program online


Week 9

  1. Lab - Ajax

Week 9

jQuery
  1. jQuery
    1. Anonymous functions

  2. jQuery - test page

  3. Minimal size demo of calling server-side program with jQuery
  4. Minimal size demo of fetching server-side resource with jQuery


JSON

  1. JSON


Week 10

  1. Lab - JSONP using Flickr feeds


Launch Javascript practical.

Week 10

Web architecture
  1. The Web - Overview

  2. REST APIs


Web services and APIs

  1. Web services and Service-oriented architecture

  2. Web APIs

  3. RPC APIs

  4. Asynchronous APIs


Week 11

  1. Lab - SOAP using Flickr API

Week 11

Cloud computing
  1. Cloud computing


Machine readable v. human readable data

  1. Binary v. Text


XML and HTML

  1. XML and HTML (Machine readable and human readable content)

  2. RSS


Week 12

No lab.

Week 12

WED LECTURE: HAND UP PROJECTS


Email

  1. Email


NO THUR LECTURE


 
  



Extra notes - Not on course this year

  
Networks
  1. Network classes

  2. Transport Layer


JavaScript graphics (3D graphics rendering on client-side, JavaScript's 3rd life)

  1. JavaScript graphics notes





Practical

Do as individuals.

Do in your own time.

Deadline week 12, last lecture.


MECB do one practical, 35 percent of module. PHP.

  1. PHP search engine practical


Other students do two practicals, 15 and 20 percent of module. PHP and JavaScript.

  1. PHP search engine practical

  2. Javascript YouTube API practical



Repeat Practical 2017

Do the Practical again.
Deadline Fri 4 Aug 2017.

Bring your printouts to L125 on Fri 4 Aug 2017 at 2 pm.
You will demo your work and I will query you on it.




Reading

Networks


PHP and Javascript




Library categories

Networks


PHP and Javascript



Wikipedia

Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I need to write something in defence of this.

On the one hand, Wikipedia is deeply flawed, so you should use all links to Wikipedia with extreme caution. Many people refuse to link to it.

On the other hand, it is often clearly the best thing to link to on a topic. I say: Link to it, but use with caution and scepticism.




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