Web Development - CO539

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) MR IA Utting
Medway Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) DR M Migliavacca
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) MR IA Utting


CO320 and Co323 are pre-requisites. CO523 is an alternative to these and may be taken as a co-requisite.





Building scaleable web sites using client-side and and server-side frameworks (e.g. GWT, CakePHP, Ruby on Rails).
Data transfer technologies, e.g. XML and JSON.
Building highly interactive web sites using e.g. AJAX.
Web services
Deploying applications and services to the web: servers, infrastructure services, and traffic and performance analysis.
Web and application development for mobile devices.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

22 hours of lectures
33 hours spent on coursework

Method of assessment

Examation 50%
Coursework 50%

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Build and deploy highly interactive, scalable and maintainable web-based systems using various tools, platforms and frameworks.
Understand the technologies, and the usability and performance tradeoffs, involved in creating highly interactive web-based applications.
Implement simple web services and understand the relationship between web sites and web services
Build responsive systems for mobile devices, using the web and as applications. ]

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