IT 231 Web Development I
Introduction to framework-based web development. Students create interactive, dynamic web sites using a common web architecture and object-based database access. Programming for web development includes control structures, objects, functions, and use of composite data types.
Jonathan Wexler, Get Programming with Node.js, Manning, 2019
Grading Breakdown: Final Project: 50%, Assignments: 25%, Quizzes: 25%.
Grading Scale: 94-100:A, 89-93:A-, 85-88:B+, 80-84:B, 75-79:B-, 70-74:C+, 65-69: C, 60-64: C-, 55-59: D+, 50-54: D, 0-49:F.
Late Penalties on Assignments: -33% per day
Lesson 1. Configuring your environment
Lesson 2. Running a Node.js application
Lesson 3. Creating a Node.js module
Lesson 4. Building a simple web server in Node.js
Lesson 5. Handling incoming data
Lesson 6. Writing better routes and serving external files
Lesson 7. Capstone: Creating your first web application
Lesson 8. Setting up an app with Express.js
Lesson 9. Routing in Express.js
Lesson 10. Connecting views with templates
Lesson 11. Configurations and error handling
Lesson 12. Capstone: Enhancing the Confetti Cuisine site with Express.js
Lesson 13. Setting up a MongoDB Database
Lesson 14. Building models with Mongoose
Lesson 15. Connecting Controllers and Models
Lesson 16. Capstone: Saving user subscriptions
Lesson 17. Improving Your Data Models
Lesson 18. Building the user model
Lesson 19. Creating and reading your models
Lesson 20. Updating and Deleting your Models
Lesson 21. Capstone: Adding CRUD Models to Confetti Cuisine
Class registration is not allowed after the first week of class.
Students must keep backup copies of all submitted assignments.
By itself, an illness is not a reason to eliminate late penalties.
No extra credit assignments.
The goal of the assignments and projects is to practice the concepts taught in class. You are expected to do your own assignment. However, some collaboration with other students is allowed and even encouraged. Some examples are:
Discussing strategies for solving a problem.
Explaining why a script does not work.
Using code provided by the professor and/or textbook.
Examples of collaboration are not allowed. Doing these examples will be considered a violation of the university’s policy on academic integrity. Violators will receive a 0 for the corresponding assignment and will be reported as required by the policy:
Copying someone else’s code
Telling someone what code to write.
Verify that you are submitting the correct version of a project. Submitting the wrong version of a project is not a reason to waive the late penalty.
You are expected to be respectful to your fellow students and to the professor. The following behaviors will not be tolerated in class and you may be asked to leave if you do not comply by being disruptive, sleeping, working on assignments for other classes, cell phone usage or listening to headphones (during lecture and in-class assignments). Please turn all cell phones to vibrate or silent during class time. If you must take an emergency call, please step outside the classroom to take your call in the hallway, and then return to the classroom in a non-disruptive manner. Text messages, IMs, SnapChat, etc., are not allowed during class. Cell phones and other electronics must be off or silent mode.
This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.
Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course
content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The
evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely
separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation.
Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.
This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/ If you
have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.
All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx.
Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that
you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
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Phone number: (312)362-8002