BTI225 - Web Programming Principles

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Subject Title
Web Programming Principles

Subject Description
This is an introductory course in web programming for standard browsers. Students begin by learning JavaScript, the programming language of the Web, and the focus of this course. Then, the Document Object Model (DOM) is studied, and with it, documents that use the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to define their structure and content. To affect and modify the appearance and formatting of a document, students learn and apply the foundations of the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language. Throughout this progression of topics, JavaScript is continually used to access and modify the content and appearance of documents through the DOM interface.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Complete simple standards-compliant web client programming tasks for a variety of browsers and devices.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with an editor, inspector, console, and debugger to develop web client programs.
  3. Explain the essential history and current context of web standards, technologies, content, and data to inform peers, and enable future learning.
  4. Demonstrate JavaScript language competence, including typing, functions, scope, objects, and prototypal inheritance to implement common programming tasks.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency using a document object model, including document structure, hypertext markup, event processing, and document modification to present content for end-user consumption and/or interaction.
  6. Integrate basic principles regarding user interface, interaction, experience, and styling to design and format content for end users.
  7. Design algorithms that solve basic and common web client tasks, including layout, navigation, forms, and rendering text content and media types, to create coding plans.
  8. Create solutions that combine web programming technologies to implement coding plans.

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