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COMP7014 - Script Programming

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Title:Script Programming
Long Title:Practical computing using a scripting language
Module Code:COMP7014
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: PAUL ROTHWELL
Module Description: Students use a popular scripting language (e.g. perl, python, php) to accomplish practical tasks: e.g. processing large quantities of text, extracting information from a database, linking a web server to a database so the information in the database is available to users through a web browser, communication between scripts over a network, and more. Finally, students perform a survey of other scripting languages.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Encode an algorithm as a script.
LO2 Integrate existing software tools through the use of a scripting language.
LO3 Reuse existing modules in the script language.
LO4 Evaluate scripting languages’ appropriateness for a particular task.
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).
103 SOFT6005 Programming Fundamentals I
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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
Introduction
Overview, Resources, Sample Script
Language Basics
File handles, operators, control structures, simple regular expressions, data type & structures, list processing
More Complex Topics
Regular expressions, subroutines, object programming, modules
Practical Scripting
Applications in various areas e.g. Database access, CGI programming, network communications, GUI.
Overview of other scripting languages
e.g. Perl, Python, Rexx, PHP, Ruby, Javacript, VBscript, Tcl
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation On-going assessment of lab work 1,2,3 40.0 Week 8
Project Write a complex server-side script combining tools and techniques learned throughout the semester 1,2,3 40.0 Week 10
Written Report Write a survey of scripting languages, their primary uses and their strengths and weaknesses 4 20.0 Week 11
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 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Lab 3.0 Every Week 3.00
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 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lab Lab 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & directed learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.50
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant 2000, Programming Perl, Third Edition Ed., O'Reilly Media [ISBN: 9780596000271]
  • Tom Christiansen, Nathan Torkington 2003, Perl Cookbook, Second Edition Ed., O'Reilly Media [ISBN: 9780596003135]
  • Mark Lutz, 2011, Programming Python, 4th Ed., O'Reilly Media [ISBN: 978-0596158101]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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