Course number: CSPP51038
Meeting times: June 18, 2007 - Aug 20 (mondays) 5:30-8:30pm
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Professor: Andrew Siegel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Course description: This course focuses primarily on using XML to greatly simplify application design. Examples in the course will be driven by real-world programming tasks (however modest) that aim to remove inefficiencies in non-automated processes. These examples will set the background and context for studying XML in depth. In the first part of course the XML standard is studied and assignments are geared toward learning how to best design sophisticated schema to describe complex data. The second part of the course will focus on using these XML schema to simplify the messaging layer of distributed applications. Finally, higher level XML-based programming strategies will be applied to more easily solve more complex problems.
Course Format: Instructor lecture with small interspersed written assignments, an end of class quiz, and signficant student participation. Please bring several sheets of paper and something to write with for quiz and assignments (a laptop is helpful but not necessary).
Pre-requisites: Strong programming skills preferably in Java, but C#, Python, Perl, or C++ will be ok also.
Getting Help: The course listhost is the best place to get help quickly. I will monitor it as frequently as possible and often be able to answer immediately. Students are encouraged to help their peers on the listhost by contributing when it is convenient.
Text editor and compiler for your favorite language
XSLT processor (many good free ones)
Server side programming model
There are too many reasonably good links for me to keep this up alone. If you find something that is useful for any of the topics below, send link to me and I will add to this list for the benefit of others.
|June 18||SOA concepts and definitions; overview of distributed architectures||notes1||--||exercises|
|June 25||Intro to XML and XML Schema: XML types, namespaces, imports, keys, etc.||notes2||Any introductory XML Reference||homework1||exercises|
|July 2||XML Schema in depth; overview of RelaxNG, DTD, ...|| notes3 |
|July 9||XML Transformation: XSLT, XPath|| notes4 |
|July 16||SOAP, RPC mechanisms (this was skipped and included at beginning of WSDL lecture)|| notes5 |
|July 23||XML Parsing Models, auto language bindings using JAXB, etc.|| notes6 |
|July 30||Intro to WSDL||notes7||exercises||quiz2|
|August 6||WSDL in depth, UDDI, ...||continue notes7||homework4||no exercises||no quiz|
|August 13||WS-*||notes9||--||no exercises||quiz2_makeup|
|August 20||Discussion of REST; Final homework presentations||notes10 (Costello)||no exercises||no quiz|