CS142: Web Applications (Spring 2018)

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 Gates Computer Science Room B01


Course Assistants

Ellen Blaine
Caitlin Go
Andrew Han
Don Mai
Austin Poore
Jeff Pyke
Hao Wu
Xiaoyan Wu
Yuguan Xing


Friday 11:30am - 12:20pm in Education Room 128
Monday 12:30pm - 1:20pm in Mechanical Engineering Admin. (Building 530) Room 127
Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:20pm in Mechanical Engineering Admin. (Building 530) Room 127


Wednesday, May 9, 7:30pm – 9:00pm in TBA


Tuesday, June 12, 8:30am – 11:30am in TBA

Alternative Final

Friday, June 8, 7:00pm – 10:00pm in TBA

Contact Staff


Discussion Forum

Office Hours

Upcoming Lectures

Intro to Front End Programming

Friday, April 20, 2018

Introduction to AngularJS

Monday, April 23, 2018

Single Page Applications

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Responsive Web Design

Friday, April 27, 2018

Upcoming Projects

Project #3: JavaScript and the DOM

Due: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:59PM

Project #4: Page Generation with AngularJS

Due: Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 11:59PM