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SEBA Master - Web Application Engineering

Last modified May 25

News

  • Guest Lecture is final for 11.06.2018
  • Date changed for first presentation: 2-4. May 2018
  • IMPORTANT: Students who study according to the renewed examination regulations (FPSO 2018) receive 8 ECTS for this course. The others receive 5 ECTS, however with a reduced workload.
  • For the next semester we switch from Angular to React 16
  • We introduce a new opportunity for all students to review their development code together with their assigned mentors.
  • Plan for sommersemester is fixed and shown below

 

Organization of the exercise

The lecture's exercise is a project where students develop a web application applying the concepts presented in the lecture.

The project will be done in teams, that consist of exactly four students. In general, the registered students are randomly assigned to the teams. However, students can also form a team by writing an email containing the names and matriculation numbers of all team members to Martin Kleehaus until 12. April 2018 (Subject: “SEBA Master – team proposal”). Only one email per team is required.

Please make sure that each of the team members is registered for the lecture in TUMonline.

 

Content

The master course Web Application Engineering provides the necessary theoretical foundations to design and develop state-of-the art web applications. Next to the technical aspects to develop applications for the web, business aspects are covered with the most common business models and explained with real-world examples.

The students learn how to design web sites from the scratch including patterns for recurring problems. Technical aspects for the development of web applications are presented along with generic platforms and architectures. Students participating in the exercise apply this knowledge in individual projects that cover all aspects from the lecture with the design and development of a web application.  

  1. Web Site Genres
    • Business Models in the Web
    • Web 2.0 and Social Software
    • Anything as a Service (XaaS)
  2. Web Site Design
    • Key Issues of Customer-Centered Web Design
    • An Overview of Web Design Patterns
    • Knowing Your Customers
    • Involving Customers with Iterative Design
    • Processes for Developing Customer-Centered Sites
    • Additional Viewpoints and Aspects
  3. Patterns for Web Site Design
    • Explaining your Value Proposition
    • Creating a Navigation Framework
    • Basic E-Commerce
    • Advanced E-Commerce
    • Helping Customers Complete Tasks
    • Designing Effective Page Layouts
    • Making Site Search Fast and Effective
    • Making Navigation Easy
    • Speeding Up Web Sites
    • Supporting a Wide Range of Devices (Responsive design)
    • Integrating Multiple Touchpoints (Mobile apps, progressive web apps, and hybrid apps)
    • Integrating Independently Developed Web Services, Content, and Processes
  4. Developing serverless Single-Page Webapplications
    • HTML Concepts and Evolution
    • CSS Concepts and their Link to HTML
    • JavaScript Basics
    • SVG and Canvas
    • Web Components
    • Single-Page Applications
    • Component-based Frameworks
  5. Developing Single-Page Webapplications with React
    • Web Application Framework Comparison
    • Basic Concepts of the Chosen Framework
    • State Management
    • Navigation and Routing
    • Client-Server Communication
    • Consuming RESTful Services
  6. Building REST-enabled back-end service
    • Target architecture and development environment
    • Event-driven architecture and asynchronous I/O operations with node.js
    • Creating REST interfaces using express.js
    • Using document oriented database storage: mongoDB example
    • Enabling user authentication on the web service using JSON web token (JWT)
  7. Advanced Topics in Web Application Engineering
    • Transcompilers for the web
    • Real-time Web Applications
    • Hybrid Web Applications  
  8. High Performance Web Applications
    • Database options for web applications
      • NoSQL databases
      • Multi-model and polyglot persistency
    • Scaling web applications
      • Bottlenecks
      • Scalability patterns
      • Scaling with MongoDB

At the end of the lecture participants will have a solid understanding to contribute to scientific and development projects in this area:

  • Participants know successful patterns of customer-centric web sites, and they are able to explain their business and social impacts.
  • They understand the technological challenges that arise in the implementation of industrial strength web applications.
  • They are able to address purposeful these technological challenges using commercial and open source systems and technologies and proven technical architectures.

 

Lecture and exercise dates

Number  Date Time Room Topic / Content
L01 09.04.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2

0 Introduction

1 Web Site Genres

L02 16.04.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2

1 Web Site Genres

2 Web Site Design

L03 23.04.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2

2 Web Site Design

L04

30.04.2017

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2

4 Developing serverless Single-Page Webapplications

P01

02.05.2018

08:00 -

18:00

MI 01.12.035

Presentation: Business Idea, VPC and BMC

03.05.2018

04.05.2018

L05

07.05.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2

5 Developing Single-Page Webapplications with React 16

D1

 

07.05.2018

18:15 -

19:45

Interimshörsaal 1

Demo: Introduction to overall structure and included files

L06

14.05.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2

6 Building REST-enabled back-end service

D2 14.05.2018

18:15 -

19:45

Interimshörsaal 1 Demo: Developing with single-page web applications with React 16
P02

15.05.2018

08:00 -

18:00

MI 01.12.035

Presentation: UML and Mockups

16.05.2018

17.05.2018

L07

Part 1

28.05.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2 7 Advanced Topics in Web Application Engineering
D3 28.05.2018

18:15 -

19:45

 Interimshörsaal 1  Demo: Building rest-enabled backend services
R01 29.05.2018

 08:00 -

18:00

 tbd  Review: First Prototype
30.05.2018
05.06.2018

L07

Part 2

04.06.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2  7 Advanced Topics in Web Application Engineering
Special Guest 11.06.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2

Mustafa Isik (Head of Software Development Product)

at Bayerischer Rundfunk

L08 18.06.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2 8 High Performance Web Applications
R02

19.06.2018

08:00 -

18:00

tbd

Review: Second Prototype

20.06.2018

21.06.2018

P03

03.07.2018

08:00 -

18:00

MI 01.10.011

Final Presentation

04.07.2018

05.07.2018

L09 09.07.2018

14:15 -

15:45

Interimshörsaal 2

9 Presentation of Top-Teams

Legend:
Lecture Presentation Demo Lecture Special Guest Prototype Review

 

Assessment Method / Exam

There will be neither a written nor a oral exam at the end of the semester.

The student's performance is primarily assessed on the basis of presentations and deliverables in the context of a project work assignment consisting of three milestones.

Furthermore, prior to every presentation, each student has to answer one "exam-like" question. The questions will cover the content from the finished lectures (scope: beginning of the lecture until the current date).

The individual milestones are defined as follows:

  1. Business Idea, Business Model and Use-cases (25%)
    Contents of the assessment:
    • Identifying, explaining and developing business models in the web
    • Develop your business model with BMC and describe your product's value proposition
    • Presentation of your specific business model
  2. UML, Software Architecture and Mockups (25%)
    Contents of the assessment:
    • Selecting and applying patterns for web application design
    • Explaining a user-centered, iterative development process and applying it in a team
    • Create your software architecture by using UML standards
    • Explaining and selecting state-of-the-art technologies for the implementation of web applications
      (This encompasses both client- and server-side aspects)
    • Explain the main features of your web application by creating use cases
    • Create first Mockups which covers your main use cases
  3. Final Presentation (50%)
    Contents of the assessment:
    • Quality and complexity of your developed web application
    • Explaining web based integration techniques
    • Presenting scientific topics to an audience.
    • Presentation of the final prototype of your web application

Additional skills: Presentation, rhetoric, team communication, project work

Each team writes a report on project activities and results prior to each presentation. The report has to clearly document individual contributions and accomplishments of each team member. Subsequent to each presentation, there is a short question and answer sessions for the examiners.

 

Prerequisites

Knowledge and skills at the bachelors level (Informatics/Business Informatics) in software engineering, programming and databases.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module students understand successful patterns of customer-centric web sites, and they are able to explain their business and social impacts. They understand the technological challenges that arise in the implementation of industrial strength web applications. They are able to address purposefully these technological challenges using commercial and open source systems and technologies as well as proven technical architectures. At the end of the lecture they have sufficient knowledge to contribute to scientific and development projects in this area.

 

References

“Exploring ES6” – Axel Rauschmayer, Ecmanauten, http://exploringjs.com/es6/

“Setting Up ES6” – Axel Rauschmayer, Ecmanauten, https://leanpub.com/setting-up-es6

“Business model generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changes, and Challenges” - Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, John Wiley & Sons, 2010

„The Back oftheNapkin: Solving Problems andSellingIdeaswith Pictures“ – D. Roam, Portfolio Hardcover, 2012

“Don't make me think! Web Usability: Das intuitive Web” - Steve Krug, New Riders Press; 2 edition, 2005

“Designing the Obvious. A Commonsense Approach to Web Application Design” - Robert Hoekman, New Riders Press; 1 edition, 2006

“JavaScript: The Definitive Guide” – David Flanagan, O’Reilly Media, 2011

“DoublasCrockford’s JavaScript” - http://javascript.crockford.com/

„Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture” – Martin Fowler, Addison-Wesley Professional; 2002

„Express – Web Framework for Node.js“ – http://expressjs.com/

„React Official Tutorial “ – ReactJS.org, https://reactjs.org/tutorial/tutorial.html

„React.js Essential Training“ – Eve Porcello, Lynda.com, 2017, https://www.lynda.com/React-js-tutorials/React-js-Essential-Training/496905-2.html (free access for TUM students)

“Building Scalable Web Sites” – Cal Henderson, O´Reilly; 2006

“Web 2.0 Programming” – Eric Vliest, Danny Ayers, Erik Bruchez, Joe Fawcett, Alessandro Vernet, Wiley Publishing, 2007

„Enforcing Strict Model-View Separation in Template Engines“ - Terence John Parr, Proceedings of the 13th international conference on World Wide Web, New York, 2004.

“Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture Volume 1: A System of Patterns” - Frank Buschmann, RegineMeunier, Hans Rohnert, Peter Sommerlad, Michael Stal, Wiley, 1996

„A description of the model-view-controller user interface paradigm in the smalltalk-80 system“ - G. Krasner and S. Pope, Journal of Object Oriented Programming, 1(3):26–49, 1988.