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.

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Lectures: MWF 11:00-11:50
Annenberg Auditorium
Instructor: John Ousterhout
Sections: Fri 1:15-2:05, 530-127
Mon 12:15-1:05, Mitchell B67
Tue 10:00-10:50, Hewlett 102
Online discussions: Piazza
Contacting CAs: cs142ca@cs
Midterm Exam: Wednesday, February 18, 7:00-8:30 P.M.
Cemex Auditorium
Final Exam: Friday, March 20, 8:30-11:30 A.M.
Annenberg Auditorium (last names A-M)
Hewlett 201 (last names N-T)
370-370 (last names U-Z)

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