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FIT5192 Internet applications and web services - Semester 2, 2013

This unit focuses on the design and development of Internet applications with a focus on web services technology. The unit presents an overview of multi-tier web applications and technologies that operate in different layers of typical web architectures. In particular, the unit will introduce the emergence of web services from middleware and Enterprise Architecture Integration (EAI), the fundamental concepts of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), web services and the key standards that underpin web services: SOAP, WSDL and UDDI. Various service discovery protocols will be evaluated and compared. This unit also teaches a range of web application development technologies focusing on state-of-the-art object oriented scripting languages for mobile and conventional web applications. The unit will provide students with skills to enable web page functionality through scripting, to program and deploy web services as well as to access and consume/use web services. It is assumed that all students have a strong knowledge of object-oriented programming.

Contact Hours

10 hrs lectures/wk, 10 hrs laboratories/wk for 5 weeks

Workload requirements

Student workload commitments are:

  • 10-hour lectures and
  • 10-hour tutorials per week (requiring advance preparation)
  • up to 30 hours per week personal study in order to satisfy the preparation, reading and assignment expectations

Unit Relationships

Prerequisites

It is assumed that all students have a strong knowledge of object-oriented programming, e.g. Java, C# or C++.

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer

Academic Overview

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have -
  • an understanding of web environments and their components;
  • an understanding of the principles of object oriented scripting and the knowledge of the various uses to which scripting may be put;
  • the knowledge and skills to implement web applications, in an applications development environment;
  • an understanding of the principles of large scale, and small scale, web site development including an understanding of advanced design principles;
  • an understanding of the uses of mark-up languages and meta-languages in structuring data, particularly in a web context;
  • the knowledge and skills to implement web sites varying size and complexity, using XHTML and XML;
  • a professional attitude towards the development of web based information systems.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0 Introduction No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 Sessions 1-5 for SOA Introuction, XML Refresher, Web Services Standards  
2 Sessions 6-10 for Web Services Composition, Reliable Messaging, Security, Metrics and Service Level Agreements  
3 Sessions 11-15 for Web Services Advanced Topics, Introduction to C# and ASP.NET Assignment 1 due on Monday 12 August 2013 at 11:55PM
4 Sessions 16-20 for ASP.NET Server Controls and Data Source Controls  
5 Sessions 21-24 for Web Site Creation Using ASP.NET MVC, Revision and Discussion Assignment 2 due on Wednesday 28 August 2013 at 11:55PM; Examination on Friday 30 August 2013
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  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
academic/education/assessment/
assessment-in-coursework-policy.html

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your learning system.

Assessment Summary

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Assignment 1 - Create and Consume Web Services Using Java 25% Monday 12 August 2013 at 11:55PM
Assignment 2 - Web Application Development Using ASP.NET 25% Wednesday 28 August 2013 at 11:55PM
Examination 1 50% To be advised

Teaching Approach

Lecture and tutorials or problem classes
This teaching and learning approach provides facilitated learning, practical exploration and peer learning.

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Faculty Policy - Unit Assessment Hurdles (http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/staff/edgov/policies/assessment-examinations/unit-assessment-hurdles.html)

Academic Integrity - Please see the Demystifying Citing and Referencing tutorial at http://lib.monash.edu/tutorials/citing/

Assessment Tasks

Participation

  • Assessment task 1
    Title:
    Assignment 1 - Create and Consume Web Services Using Java
    Description:
    This task will assess students' practical and programming skills in web services development, deployment and invocation.
    Weighting:
    25%
    Criteria for assessment:
    1. The level of accomplishment in each task.
    2. The degree the programs meet the specified requirements. 
    3. How well the code is written and maintained. 
    Due date:
    Monday 12 August 2013 at 11:55PM
  • Assessment task 2
    Title:
    Assignment 2 - Web Application Development Using ASP.NET
    Description:
    This is a group assignment of maximum two students for each group, to develop and deploy a web site for a fictitious company, which allows user registration, login and searching, using both the traditional ASP.NET event driven model and the ASP.NET MVC model. Students have options to do this assignment as an individual work, or as a group work with another student. Each member of a group work should demonstrate 50% contribution in application design, development and documentation construction, and will be marked accordingly.
    Weighting:
    25%
    Criteria for assessment:
    1. The level of accomplishment in each task.
    2. The degree the programs meet the specified requirements. 
    3. How well the code is written and maintained. 
    Due date:
    Wednesday 28 August 2013 at 11:55PM

Examinations

  • Examination 1
    Weighting:
    50%
    Length:
    3 hours
    Type (open/closed book):
    Closed book
    Electronic devices allowed in the exam:
    None

Learning resources

Reading list

  • Alonso G., Casati F., Kuno H. and Machiraju V. (2010) Web Services: Concepts, Architectures and Applications, Springer.
  • Hansen, MD (2007) SOA Using Java Web Services, Prentice-Hall.
  • Evjen B., Hanselman S., Rader D. (2010) Professional ASP.NET 4 In C# and VB, Wrox Press Ltd. Birmingham, UK.

Monash Library Unit Reading List
http://readinglists.lib.monash.edu/index.html

Feedback to you

Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:
  • Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
  • Graded assignments with comments
  • Interviews

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/plagiarism-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an online quiz).

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the learning system for this unit, which you can access via links in the my.monash portal.

Required Resources

Please check with your lecturer before purchasing any Required Resources. Limited copies of prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library, and prescribed software is available in student labs.

  • NetBeans IDE (freeware downloadable from netbeans.org)
  • Glassfish Server Open Source Edition (downloadable from glassfish.java.net)
  • MySQL (freeware downloadable from www.mysql.com)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

Other Information

Policies

Graduate Attributes Policy

Student services

Monash University Library

Disability Liaison Unit

Students who have a disability or medical condition are welcome to contact the Disability Liaison Unit to discuss academic support services. Disability Liaison Officers (DLOs) visit all Victorian campuses on a regular basis.

Your feedback to Us

Previous Student Evaluations of this Unit

Previous feedback has highlighted the value of using the ASP.NET MVC model for web application development, which was designed as a bonus component of Assignment 2. In this offer, developing an alternative web site using ASP.NET MVC will be a compulsory component of Assignment 2. However, concerned about the limited time availalble to students, this will be a group assignment formed by maximum two students for each group. 

If you wish to view how previous students rated this unit, please go to
https://emuapps.monash.edu.au/unitevaluations/index.jsp

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