CS142: Web Applications (Winter 2017)

Course Description

Although the World-Wide Web was initially conceived as a vehicle for delivering documents, it is now being used as a platform for sophisticated interactive applications, displacing the traditional mechanism of installable binaries. Web-based applications offer numerous advantages, such as instant access, automatic upgrades, and opportunities for collaboration on a massive scale. However, creating Web applications requires different approaches than traditional applications and involves the integration of numerous technologies. This class will introduce you to the Web technologies and give you experience creating Web applications. In the process you will learn about markup languages, scripting languages, network protocols, interactive graphics, event-driven programming, and databases, and see how they all work together to deliver exciting applications.

General Information


MWF 10:30-11:20am at Bishop Auditorium


Course Assistants

Alex Leishman
Don Mai
Jeff Pyke
Kevin Shin
Kunmi Jeje
Shannon Kao
Whitney LaRow


Friday 11:30am - 12:20pm in Building 380 (Math Corner) Room 380Y
Monday 5:30pm - 6:20pm in Mitchell Earth Sciences Room B67
Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:20pm in Thornton Center Room 110


Wednesday, February 15, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location TBA


Thursday, March 23, 8:30am – 11:30am
Location TBA

Contact Staff


Discussion Forum

Office Hours

Upcoming Lectures

JavaScript Basics

Friday, January 20, 2017

JavaScript Programing

Monday, January 23, 2017

Document Object Model (DOM)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DOM - Events

Friday, January 27, 2017

Upcoming Projects

Project #2: JavaScript Calisthenics

Due: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:59PM

Project #3: JavaScript and the DOM

Due: Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:59PM