|CS 332, Spring 2016
M/W/F 11:40 - 12:40
|Prof. Lisa Torrey
Many of the programs we use are web services rather than local applications, and many professional software developers are specifically web developers. To build interesting web applications, we need a whole collection of tools: markup, styling, client-side and server-side scripting, and database interaction. This course will introduce one of the platforms for modern web development. You will learn to:
CS 256. This course assumes that you are an experienced programmer.Textbook
There is no required textbook for the course. Instead, I will regularly direct you to reading materials online.Office hours
These are some times when I'm likely to be in my office. Come by at any of these times and you will probably find me, though I may occasionally be pulled away unexpectedly. You can also use email to make an appointment.
If your learning or participation in this course may be affected by a disability or any other factor, please talk to me early in the semester so that we can arrange appropriate accommodations. I will do my best to ensure that everyone can learn effectively.Attendance
Being in class is crucial for your learning in this course. Absences will leave holes in your understanding of course concepts. If you must miss a class, you are expected to work to get caught up before the next class.
Your final grade will be a weighted average of quizzes (30%), homework (30%), a project (30%), and reading (10%). This table shows how averages translate to the 4-point scale. Please note that I set a high bar for a 4.0 and there is no such thing as extra credit.Academic integrity
It is important to me that you conduct your work in this course with academic integrity. That means abiding by the specific policies outlined below, as well as the general guidelines in the Student Handbook. It is my responsibility to report violations of these policies to the Dean.Homework
Programming assignments will be due approximately once per week during the first half of the course. They will help you practice using the tools you will need for the course project.
There will be a quiz every few weeks during the first half of the semester to check your mastery of tools and concepts. These will be announced as they approach.Reading
For each assigned reading, you may be asked to submit responses to some questions. The deadline for each response will be the start of the first quiz after it was assigned.Project
The second half of the semester will center around a course project. Along with a small team of your classmates, you will develop a substantial web application.