• Standards-first approach in both text and exercises – Encourages students to develop standards-compliant software.
– Helps students understand material that will be relevant and more useful in their careers.
– Formal standards followed include XHTML 1.0, CSS 2, ECMAScript Edition 3, DOM Level 2, XML 1.0, XPath 1.0, XSLT 1.0, and XML Schema 1.0.
• Java-based representatives – Chosen to detail Web capabilities that can be provided by several competing technologies, enabling students to focus on the concepts rather than on learning new languages.
• Related Technologies sections – Found in chapters covering a single representative of related technologies.
– Informs students about other popular technologies within the class.
• All software used in examples and needed for exercises and projects is available via free download for multiple platforms – Enables students to run examples and develop assignments on their own machines rather than in a lab.
• Web Services coverage includes several technologies such as SOAP, WSDL, and Java-based development tools that are likely to increase in importance in coming years.
• End-of-chapter “My Own Blog” case study sections – Shows how the material covered relates to the ongoing development of a web log (blogging) application.
• Multiple types of exercises in each chapter – Includes exercises, research/exploration problems, and projects.
• Numerous examples illustrate nearly every concept covered – Examples are often small, illustrating a single concept, with larger examples provided as needed to demonstrate how concepts can be integrated and/or to provide motivation.
• End-of-chapter online references to primary source material – All freely available on the Web for further study or research assignments.
Web Technologies: A Computer Science Perspective is ideal for courses in Web-based Systems (aka Web/Internet Programming/Systems) in Computer Science, MIS, and IT departments.This text introduces the key technologies that have been developed as part of the birth and maturation of the World Wide Web. It provides a consistent, in-depth treatment of technologies that are unlikely to receive detailed coverage in non-Web computer science courses. Students will find an ongoing case study that integrates a wide spectrum of Web technologies, guidance on setting up their own software environments, and a variety of exercises and project assignments.
1. Web Essentials: Clients, Servers, and Communication
2. Markup Languages: XHTML 1.0
3. Style Sheets: CSS
5. Host Objects: Browsers and the DOM
6. Server-Side Programming: Java Servlets
7. Representing Web Data: XML
8. Separating Programming and Presentation: JSP Technology
9. Web Services: JAX-RPC, WSDL, XML Schema, and SOAP
A. Software Installation
B. Storing Java Objects as Files
C. Databases and Java Servlets
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