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Term: Winter 2009
Course No.: EECS 485
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor: Dr. Scott D. Wood,
Prerequisites: EECS 484 recommended

Course Description:
This capstone course is a contemporary exploration of modern web-based information systems. It will integrate concepts from multiple computer science topics used in the design, development, systems. While broad in scope, it will also cover several key concepts in depth, including:

  • web databases and applications
  • information architecture and search
  • system security
  • site analysis and design
  • web usability and testing
  • n-tiered architectures
  • web services
Students will learn how to incorporate these concepts into an engineering process that includes design, analysis, development and testing, using technologies such as HTTP, XML, SQL, Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, RSS, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. Students will form project teams to implement assignments on Linux-based Apache web servers using open-source components. At the end of this course, students will understand the science behind web-based information systems and the engineering principles for integrating key web technologies. [Full Story]