WEB700 - Web Programming

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Subject Title
Web Programming

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 Node.js JavaScript runtime is introduced with Express.js to enable client / server communication within a web application. Students will learn to use the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to define the structure and content of documents within context of a "template engine". To affect and modify the appearance and formatting of this content, students learn and apply the foundations of the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language.  Database connectivity will then be discussed using an Object-Relational Mapper (ORM) with a relational database to enable data persistence within an application.  Finally, AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is discussed with several security considerations including HTTPS and data encryption.

Credit Status

1 credit in the DAD program.

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


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


       Explain the purpose and general functionality of the World Wide Web, and its foundation protocol, HTTP and HTTPS.

       Demonstrate advanced JavaScript skills to create objects, functions / methods, callbacks, asynchronous patterns, and to debug an application.

       Construct a web app server, using widely-used open source software (including Node.js, and Express.js), to provide a solution to a business problem or opportunity.

       Demonstrate proficiency with the HyperText Markup Language in composing documents for the web.

       Demonstrate competence with Cascading Style Sheets to affect the appearance of web documents.

       Design programmatically-generated web documents, using a view engine configured on a web app server

       Demonstrate competence connecting to / working with a relational database using an ORM (Object Relational Mapper) on a web app server


Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.