CSC 615 Web Services
Spring 2016

Course Description

CSC 615 Web Services (3.00)

Course Overview

We cover principles of distributed computing systems, service-oriented architecture, and web services on both the Java and .NET platforms. We also cover RESTful web services and RESTful clients on both Java and .NET, and SOAP-based web services and clients.

Instructor Accessibility

My office is in Carnegie Hall 311 B. You can stop by in person, or call my office at 630-637-5174. If I am not at the office and you need immediate attention, you can call me at home at 630-759-2110. You can email me at Spring term office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30- 6:30 pm; Thursdays 2:30-3:30pm.

I can also see you by appointment.

Course Textbooks

Arun Gupta, Java EE 7 Essentials: , 2006

Course Outline

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change as the term progresses.

Week Course Topics Reference
1-3 Introduction to web services, SOAP-based Web Services Chapter 5
4 Working with XML and JSON data formats Chapter 6
5 Introduction to RESTful services
6 Building RESTful Clients
7 Using JAX-RS to build RESTful Web Services Chapter 19
8 Using ASP.NET Web API to build RESTful Web Services
9 Current Topics on Web applications and Web Services
10 Additional Topics; Student Presentations

Schedule of In-class Quizzes and Tests

All tests and quizzes will be on Mondays unless otherwise announced.

Class Event Date Percent Weight
Quiz 1 Week 3 5%
Test 1 Week 5 12.5%
Test 2 Week 8 12.5%
Final Exam Week 11 20%

In addition to the tests, there will be a number of homework/ programming assignments. These will account for 40% of the course grade. They will be designed to help you understand course concepts and prepare you for the in-class quizzes and tests. Some of the tests and quizzes may involve writing short programs based on the concepts covered in lectures and in the programming assignments. 10 % of the course will be a course project related to web applications / web services, consisting of a 10 page written paper and a 1 hour oral presentation to be given week 10.

Email Communication

All assignments and projects must be submitted via email using your College email account. and must have a subject that begins with CSC 615 Homework Submission, followed by the assignment or project being submitted. For example, CSC 615 Submission of Project 1, or CSC 615 Submission of Homework 3. When asking a question or requesting help via email, your subject must begin with CSC 615 Help: ...

Late Policy

All assignments and projects should be turned in by midnight on the day due. A 10% penalty will be assessed on projects turned in late, but in general this penalty will not be levied if the assignment is turned in before I have completed grading the batch of assignments to which it belongs. No assignment/project turned in after the due date for the next assignment/project will be graded. I will make an exception to this rule for students who have been coming to see me for help, where I judge that the student is reasonably close to getting the assignment or project done.

Policy on Missed Quizzes and Tests

In-class tests and quizzes missed without a legitimate excuse cannot be made up. If you have to miss quiz or test (for some legitimate reason) please let me know at least a week before and I will make arrangements for a make up. In the event some unexpected reason beyond your control prevents you from being in class on the day of a test, contact me as soon as possible by phone or email to arrange a make up.

Ethics Policy / Academic Dishonesty.

No student should turn in for grading work that has been done by someone else, or work on which they have received help but which they do not understand. Any work turned in by a student will be considered to have been plagiarized if the student can not explain it when requested to do so by the instructor. It will also be considered to have been plagiarized if there is clear evidence that the work has been copied from another source, even if the student can explain it.