CIS 5930-08 Spring 2001
Applications of Information Technology II
aka Technologies for an Information Age II

Course Syllabus

The Internet is the most important distributed computer system, and it has spawned the most remarkable and general-purpose software. In studying the Internet we study distributed computing--hardware and software.
The initial IT1 course teachs students the basic programming skills and languages that are needed to implement distributed Web applications. This IT1 Coursework includes basic Java programming with an emphasis on building servlets and server-side Java applications, networking and distributed objects with RMI, and database connectivity using JDBC. It1 also covers some client-side technologies including applets. Background material on Web architecture and networking will be included.
IT2 builds on IT1 and starts with an in depth study of XML and its tools. This is used as a vehicle for discussing ECMASript (JavaScript). We will use Enterprise Javabeans as the basic middle tier building block and use this as an illustration of the more general CORBA approach. SOAP and Jini are described as further distributed object technologies. We will describe Java Micro Edition and programming handheld devices so they can be used to access the emerging "Wireless Web"

Prerequisite: IT1 or equivalent

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Students are expected to understand and conform to the Student Honor Code as set forth in the University General Bulletin and the Student Handbook.

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Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should: Register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC). Bring a letter to the instructor from the SDRC indicating you need academic accommodations. This should be done within the first week of class. (This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.) For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the Assistant Dean of Students:, Disabled Student Services, 08 Kellum Hall, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4066, (850) 644-9566.

Please notify the Department of Computer Science five working days prior to this event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed: 644-2296 (Voice), 644-0058 (Fax). This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.

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