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COMP8003 - Advanced Web Publishing Apps

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Title:Advanced Web Publishing Apps
Long Title:Advanced Web Publishing Applications
Module Code:COMP8003
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: GARY COUSE
Module Description: This module is concerned with the programming involved in both customising the look and adding to the functionality of commercial or open source web applications
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 create a theme for a popular open source or commercial web publishing application
LO2 develop a plugin or module to add new functionality to a popular opensource or commercial web publishing application
LO3 integrate data from several sources into a web publishing application
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
5668 SOFT7008 Server-Side Web Development
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Programming
Application Architectures, Application APIs, Coding Standards, Database Abstraction Layers, configuration, callback mapping, dispatching, hooks
Themes
Creating template pages (single pages, index, headers, footers, sidebars, etc), layouts, integrating CSS, creating links, filters
Modules/Plugins/Filters
Events, hooks (action hooks, filter hooks), database integration, installation and activation, widgets
Combining applications
RSS. ATOM, Syndication, Parsing feeds, mashups
Case Study
Developing a theme/plugin from scratch
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Create a theme for a web application 1 40.0 Week 8
Project Create a plug-in for a web application 2,3 60.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • John K VanDyk, Matt Westgate 2007, Pro Drupal Development, Apress [ISBN: 1-59059-755-9]
  • Hasin Hayder 2006, Wordpress Complete, PACKT [ISBN: 1-904811-89-2]
  • Paul Hudson 2005, PHP in a Nutshell, O'Reilly [ISBN: 0-596-10067-1]
  • Thord Hedengren, 2010, Smashing Wordpress: Beyond the Blog, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 0470684151]
  • Hal Stern, David Damstra, Brad Williams, 2010, Professional WordPress, Wrox [ISBN: 0470560541]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KDNET_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Development and Computer Networking 7 Elective
CR_KWEBD_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Web Development 8 Mandatory

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