Module Code: H6WAD
Long Title Web Application Development
Title Web Application Development
Module Level: LEVEL 6
EQF Level: 5
EHEA Level: Short Cycle
Credits: 10
Module Coordinator: Eugene McLaughlin
Module Author: Eugene McLaughlin
Departments: School of Computing
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Manipulate and Define Data Structures using a mark-up language.
LO2 Implement server side scripting, and develop advanced server side functionality using databases.
LO3 Critique frameworks, tools, languages, and controls available for developing a rich Internet application.
LO4 Extend the functionality of Web pages using client side scripting languages.
LO5 Evaluate the Pros and Cons of using Client Side Scripting versus Server Side Scripting.
Dependencies
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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Co-requisite Modules
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Entry requirements  
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Use of and Manipulation of Mark Up Languages
• Structure of mark-up languages. • Definition of data structures using mark-up language e.g. XML. • Navigation and selection of data within a file e.g. using Xpath navigation. • Validation of mark-up languages e.g. using a schema.
Server Side Scripting and Frameworks
• Understand the basics of server side scripting. • Work with server side scripting libraries and databases Implement and deploy server side scripting applications. • Explore server side scripting web frameworks and develop applications with a server side scripting language. • Use of frameworks e.g. MVC (Model View Controller). • MVVM (Model View View Model). • Use of server side frameworks e.g. Cake PHP, Lithium.
Document Object Model
• DOM Structure Navigating a DOM Document to manipulate page content
Client Side Scripting and Frameworks
• An introduction to development frameworks that can enhance and speed up development of client side interaction. • Use of MVC and MVVM models for application development Use of data interchange tools for example JSON. • Use of PHP frameworks.
Architectures around RIA applications
• Review of UI controls for RIA Restful API JSON over Http JQuery and JQuery Mobile.
Security
• Evaluate strategies for testing for security (e.g. URL manipulation, injections). • Critically review and assess standard solutions for transporting data securely (e.g. HTML5 Security).
Advanced Topics
• Emerging trends/standards in web application development
Assessment Breakdown%
Coursework100.00%

Assessments

Full Time

Coursework
Assessment Type: Assignment 1 % of total: 50
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Sample Assessment: A project submission covering the areas of the use of mark-up language and it’s manipulation covering the use of client side scripting and server side scripting in depth. This project will incorporate the concept of data persistence and the use of Create, Read, Update and Delete (CRUD) functionality on the data.
Assessment Type: Assignment 2 % of total: 25
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Sample Assessment: You are required to assess and advise a business on the use of tools and languages into the use of the development of a Rich Internet Application strategy for the company. You will be expected to provide prototype samples to demonstrate your understanding of the course material.
Assessment Type: Assignment 3 % of total: 25
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Sample Assessment: Moodle based quiz to assess the understanding of the related course material. This will include analysing and writing stubs of code to answer a series of questions.
No End of Module Assessment
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 4 Every Week 4.00
Tutorial No Description 2 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 15 Once per semester 1.25
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 24 Every Week 24.00
Lab No Description 24 Every Week 24.00
Independent Learning No Description 202 Once per semester 16.83
Total Weekly Contact Hours 48.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Earle Castledine, Craig Sharkie. (2012), jQuery: Novice to Ninja, SitePoint, p.480, [ISBN: 0987153013].
  • Jeremy Keith, Jeffrey Sambells. (2010), DOM Scripting, friends of ED, p.350, [ISBN: 1430233893].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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