KF6012 - Web Application Integration

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn how to write robust, secure server-side applications using reusable components written in Object Oriented PHP to access, process and output structured data from databases, and services returning data as xml and json. You will then learn how to author client-side Single Page Applications (SPA) using the MV* pattern which will use the structured data returned from your server-side application. The SPA will use an appropriate development framework, like Google AngularJS framework

How will I learn on this module?

The module comprises a series of workshops which normally start with a very short lecture introduction to the topic and continue with guided learning and practical exercises using the module web-site. The web-site has explanatory material, supported by screencasts, to help your understanding.

If you are studying a Degree Apprenticeship you will also learn at work, by reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the module to your practice in the workplace. The classes and module website will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. The workplace provides an opportunity for you to put your own knowledge and skills into practice and review your learning with your manager/mentor. The standard delivery is Newcastle Campus class room based, however if your employer has a contract with the university that indicates you may study remotely then you will be able to attend the classes virtually. In this case, you will follow lectures via webcasts and attend online seminars / workshops. The use of Blackboard collaborate (or similar) will be employed to enable this. Normally the delivery of this module focuses upon Object Oriented PHP. You are normally expected to complete the assessed tasks using this language. However if in your workplace you make use of a comparable programming language, subject to negotiation with the module teaching team, you may complete the assessments using a different programming language.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be introduced to the relevant theoretical underpinning to the subject area and will be given advice and feedback on your work and progress during the timetabled classes. In addition, the module web-side has very extensive support materials, it also makes use of an online discussion board, which students find very useful for both asking questions (anonymously if you wish), and sharing discoveries.

If you are studying for a Degree Apprenticeship additional support will be available from your work place mentor who will encourage you to reflect upon how you work and studies interact and complement one another.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Ability to develop a multi-tier system for data processing over the web using mixed data sources, including databases, taking into account security and transaction integrity.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Plan and manage a development project and critically evaluate tools, software architecture and technologies appropriate for it.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
3. Demonstrate professional and reflective practitioner attributes managing time and evaluating progress aiming for continuing development in the design, build, and testing of a secure web application.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take the form of a piece of coursework (an individual development project) involving the creation of a web-based application that will provide learners with the opportunity to address the modules learning outcomes.

Formative assessment will be carried out through workshop exercises, making use of relevant tasks and scenarios.

Students will be given verbal and/or written feedback for both the summative and formative assessments which they can feed forward into future work.

Normally the delivery of this module focuses upon Object Oriented PHP. You are normally expected to complete the assessed tasks using this language. However if you are a degree apprentice and in your workplace you make use of a comparable programming language subject to negotiation with the module teaching team you may complete the assessments using that programming language

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

You will learn how to write robust, secure server-side applications using reusable components written in Object Oriented PHP to access, process and output structured data from databases, and services returning data as xml and json. You will then learn how to author client-side Single Page Applications (SPA) using the MV* pattern which will use the structured data returned from your server-side application. The SPA will use an appropriate development framework, like Google AngularJS framework. You will be assessed by an individual development project involving the creation of a web-based application.

Course info

UCAS Code G406

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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