CS142: Web Applications (Winter 2020)

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 Building 370 Room 370


Course Assistants

James Carroll
Jeff Woo
Amy Chen
Ben Anderson


Friday 11:30am - 12:20pm in Mitchell Earth Science Room B67
Monday 12:30pm - 1:20pm in Mitchell Earth Science Room B67
Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:20pm in Science Teaching & Learning Center Room 115


Wednesday, February 12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm in Hewlett Teaching Center Room 201


Monday, March 16, 3:30pm – 6:30pm in Building 320 (Geology Corner) Room 105

Contact Staff


Discussion Forum

Office Hours


Upcoming Lectures

Input and Validation

Monday, February 24, 2020

Full stack state management

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Web App Security - Browser Isolation

Friday, February 28, 2020

Web App Security - Browser Isolation

Monday, March 2, 2020

Upcoming Projects

Project #6: Appserver and Database

Due: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:59PM

Project #7: Sessions and Input

Due: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:59PM