Information

Instructor: Chris Sexton

Office: Online Zoom Tu/W 12:00-13:00 or by appointment

Phone: 812-341-3465 (This is an answering machine.)

Email: cwsexton@ius.edu (Email is best!)

Meetings: Online, asynchronous. Streamed on twitch.tv/ProfessorSexton

Text: Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development by Dayley, Dayley, & Dayley; ISBN: 978-0134655536

Status

Course

P422 Web Enterprise Systems (4 cr.) Prerequisites: CSCI C202

This course covers concepts of client/server web programming using the JavaScript and python programming languages. The techniques covered in this class are the fundamentals of modern software design for the web including MVC, REST, and single-page client-side applications.

Online instruction

This semester is, obviously, very different than those of the past. In moving this course online, we will primarily have online video as lecture content and supplimental slides/notes to go along with that content.

It is my intent to stream myself recording lectures on Twitch as I record. This class is asynchronous so you have no obligation to watch live, but you are welcome to do so. I will do my best to answer questions posed in chat. The video lectures to be posted in the calendar are vital for the course.

As an aside, we may find technical issues precluding the streaming setup. I am hopeful that it won’t be an issue. I will address it as we go.

The primary resource for this class is the website, https://p422.chrissexton.org. Assignments are posted there with due dates and mirrored in Canvas. That said, homework assignments will be turned in via GitHub as we would do if we were in class. Other assignments such as quizzes and tests will be handled within Canvas. There will be a video to provide an introduction to properly using Git, but keep mind mind that it is not the focus of this class, so online resources may be vital to you.

Office hours will be held via Zoom. As we do not have in-person classes, these office hours are an important component of the class. Please attend office hours whenever possible to check in and ask questions. I will always be happy to meet one-on-one via Zoom. Please feel free to email me to set up a meeting.

One last resource I am making available is a Discord chat that I intend to leave open whenever I am available at a computer. I intend this resource to be helpful for students to chat together and also to reach me. You can find the signup link inside Canvas (I do not wish to publish a signup link here). As with Twitch streams, this is not a requirement but a resource I hope will be useful to you.

Remember, this semester is an outlier. Some of these resources and practices may need to change as the semester progresses. We will need to work together to ensure our success.

I reserve the right to change and/or modify this document at any time.

Schedule

Note: Many of these links may be dead or locked. They will be live when we reach the content represented. Please ask via email if there is a particular file missing from the course that should be live.

Day Topics Notes

1

Intro

2

Development Environments

3

Node.js

4

JS Events

5

Data Structures & Filesystems

6

HTTP/Express

7

HTTP/Express Continued

8

Mongo

9

Mongo and Node

10

REST

11

Mongoose

12

Potpurri

13

More Express Tricks

14

Typescript

15

Midterm

16

Intro to Angular

17

More Angular Details

18

UI Libraries

19

No Class/Stream

20

Expressions/Databinding

21

Directives

22

Routing/Services/???

23

Services

24

Full-Stack with two-way data

25

Testing

26

Security

27

Deployment

28

Hosting

29

Vue.js?

30

Other backend options

31

Final

Assignments

Given Due Date Assignment

08-25

08-27

Student Profile: Survey

08-27

09-03

Exercise: Setup: Canvas

09-01

09-15

Assignment: A JS Library: GitHub Classroom

09-15

09-22

Exercise: ExpressJS: Canvas

09-29

10-08

Assignment: Servers: GitHub Classroom

10-09

10-23

Assignment: Data-backed REST API: GitHub Classroom

10-19

11-09

Project Prototype 1: Canvas

10-13

10-27

Project: Proposal: GitHub Classroom

10-27

11-10

Assignment: Angular Website: GitHub Classroom

10-09

11-20

Project Prototype 2: Canvas

10-20

12-18

Project: Finished: GitHub Classroom

These events are in a public calendar you may add to your own calendar software: Published iCal Link

This schedule is tentative.

Resources

Grading Scale

Grade Percentage

Letter Grade

90-100

A

80-89

B

70-79

C

60-69

D

0-59

F

A +/- will be added for the upper/lower two points of each grade respectively.

Note that a C is the minimum grade accepted for Natural Science Degrees.

Course Evaluation

Quizzes

10%

Exercises

10%

Homework

35%

Project

15%

Midterm

20%

Final

20%

Homework

  1. Homework assignments cover areas you need to know and practice.

  2. Submit homework at the beginning of class or by time posted in Canvas if online.

  3. Your submission must be your own work.

In-Class

  1. Each class may have an in-class element that counts towards the in-class evaluation.

  2. These assignments will not be graded, but participation points will be awarded.

  3. Class participation will also be assigned in this category.

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct

You are responsible for knowing the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. http://www.iu.edu/~code/

Student responsibilities outlined in the code include Academic Misconduct and Personal Misconduct. Academic Misconduct includes cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, violation of course rules, and facilitating academic dishonesty. Personal Misconduct includes acts of personal misconduct both on and off university property. Ignorance of the rules is not a defense.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other students, as one’s own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged, unless the information is common knowledge. What is considered "common knowledge" may differ from course to course.

A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, opinions, theories, formulas, graphics, or pictures of another person without acknowledgment. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge indebtedness whenever: Directly quoting another person’s actual words, whether oral or written; Using another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories; Paraphrasing the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of others, whether oral or written; Borrowing facts, statistics, or illustrative material; or Offering materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgment. Cheating:

Cheating is considered to be an attempt to use or provide unauthorized assistance, materials, information, or study aids in any form and in any academic exercise or environment.

Penalties

  • Cheating on homework assignments - loss of all points for that homework and if severe, a failing grade for the course.

  • Cheating on quizzes - loss of all points for that quiz and if severe, a failing grade for the course.

  • Cheating on exams - loss of all points for that exam and if severe, a failing grade for the course.

Course Policies

  • Please do not hesitate to email me at cwsexton@ius.edu if you need to get in touch outside of campus or outside of office hours. I will be happy to resolve issues via email or set up a video call. I will do my best to respond to your emails within 24 hours during business hours Monday through Thursday. It may take me longer to respond on the weekends.

  • Feel free to use your laptop during class. Taking notes and following along with exercises is a great way to stay engaged with class. Please avoid allowing any technology use to become a distraction. Participation points may be lowered in this case.

  • Please keep your personal computing devices on silent or vibrate.

  • If problems occur or if you become ill, please contact me immediately so we can determine your best options.

  • If you have problems with equipment, please let me know but you should also contact a person at the computer helpdesk immediately at (812) 941-2447. Technical issues are not an excuse for late work. Assignments are given with plenty of lead time to proactively solve technical issues.

  • Please proof all assignments and email messages to ensure the use of Standard English, proper grammar, and correct spelling. You will lose points for problems in this area. If you have concerns about your writing, contact the Writing Center for a consultation.

  • Class Attendance: At IU Southeast, attendance is required. Participation points are non-recoverable for absences.

  • You’re probably used to seeing many policy statements on a syllabus.  Faculty include these statements to ensure you understand course expectations so that you can succeed in your courses.  At IU Southeast, we have placed all university policies on a single website easily accessed from every Canvas course site. Simply look at the left navigation bar and click on Succeed at IU Southeast. You can find links to sites with a great deal of useful information including

    • How to avoid plagiarism and cheating

    • Disability Services

    • FLAGS

    • Tutoring centers

    • Canvas Guides

    • Financial Aid

    • Sexual Misconduct

    • Counseling

    • Writing Center and much more!  

      My expectation is that you review university policies carefully to ensure you understand the policy and possible consequences for violating the policy.  Please contact me if you have any questions about any university policy.

  • All labs/assignments/forums/quizzes/tests/etc. will be open for a time window, at least a number of hours and in many cases a number of days.

    Documented illness is the only acceptable excuse for not completing an assignment during its open window. Other reasons for not completing labs/assignments/forums/quizzes/tests/etc. must be explained to the satisfaction of the instructor, who will decide whether missed assignments may be made up. Being sick on the last few days of an assignment’s due date is NOT an excuse.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to make the above listing complete and accurate, minor adjustments to the schedule are sometimes necessary due to weather, or other problems that crop up. The grading scale and late policy will remain constant.