CSAS 4083 VU: Java and Network Programming
- Course Organization
- This is a virtual course. It meets from May 28 until the end of June. Each Wed. there will be a meeting in Fahy 252, from 5:30 until about 7:30. In addition, there will be email assignments, online discussion groups, regular chat meetings, online lecture notes, assignments, and more. Please watch the General Announcement Area regularly, and make sure you check your email at least once per day for updated announcements.
- Course Objective
- The course Java and Network Programming will try to accomplish three goals:
|to familiarize students with the Java programming language, including object oriented programming techniques, programming with a Graphical User Interface, and Java's built- in network support|
|to teach about designing larger software projects and general program design principles|
|to teach about existing client/server protocols commonly used on the Internet and how to program your own including an introduction to SQL databases|
Other goals may be added if desired and needed.
Participation: Participation is based on the contributions that participants make to the discussion area and to the chat rooms. Remember that those contributions are all 'logged', so it will be easy to judge who contributed how much.
Portfolio: each class participant must produce a portfolio that satisfies the following criteria:
|The entire portfolio must be available online|
|Your final portfolio must include at least four applets or programs but no more than six. You must include full documentation as well as fully commented source code online. Each program or applet must be completed by you alone. You can use programs based on the assigned exercises or on your own ideas.|
|Your portfolio must include at least two non- programming works but no more than four. These pieces could include short papers on Java, object- orient programming, SQL databases, client/server applications, an expanded news report, graphical designs such as an image map or buttons, audio clips, video clips etc. If you decide on a non- traditional piece such as an audio or video clip, you must include a description on how you produced your work, why you did it, and what you see as the usefulness of your work.|
|If you are taking the course for 3 credits, your final portfolio must include at least one "major work" but no more than two. This could be the finished version of our class project, a large other applet or program, a written paper of at least five pages, or anything else that is relevant to our class topics. A major work could be a collaboration of up to three people. You need to obtain approval for your major work before you start working on it.|
Note: Sciris is not backed up regularly. You must make sure to backup your items yourself (hints for doing this will be provided). It is not a valid excuse to claim that some items in your portfolio were lost because of a system crash.