Javascript technology 2015

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PRE-MEETING FOR THE SEMINAR ANNOUNCED: Feb 2. 15:00-16:00 meet in front of the seminar room 

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Description

The anatomy of a javascript system - participating students get hands on experience with designing and building a modern client side javascript web application. the student will research the literature on design concepts and available technologies including the use of common js libraries. The students will prepare presentation and introduce the libraries and concepts they chose to use. Each talk is summarized by student in a seminar thesis.

In this seminar you will be asked to program a mini web-application which demonstrate a javascript capability chosen from the topics listed below. This is a completely hands-on seminar which means that you should be building your own app (no ripping off code from somewhere on the internet), prepare a presentation explaining what you did and describing the javascript concepts you were using and writing a seminar report at the end of the term.

Presentations are due for comments 3 weeks before the presentation date.

The mini web app should be ready and functional at the dat of the seminar. All code should be available for other class participants to check out. You are highly encouraged to use git hub as the repository for your code.

Tips for your presentation

The presentation should:

  1. introduce to the class the javascript concept you are using in your web-app,
  2. focus on why you chose to use one technology over the other, if you tried more then one concept show the way you experimented and measured key software engineering metrics such as code performance, readability, reusability etc.
  3. while you are requested to show your work do not show us heaps of code, instead focus on the interesting parts of your code that highlight implementation decisions.
  4. A demo of the working app is required

Learning outcome

In the end students know about typical components of a Java Script based system, they can communicate sophisticated technological matters to their peers and they can summarize this in a written report.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

READ THIS PAGE: Hints and Rules for the seminar

Important Dates

Feb 2. 15:00-16:00 : Seminar pre-meeting.

TBD - presentations due.

Seminar Dates: March 16 - March 20 Seminar dates

Seminar Times: 10:00 - 11:45

Room: Rostlab seminar room I12

Presentation Schedule

Date Time Topic Assigned to
Date March 16 Time 10:00 Language basics -- variables, loops, conditionals etc.
Date March 16 Time 11:00 Object Oriented javascript
Date March 17 Time 10:00 Javascript Module Pattern
Date March 17 Time 11:00 Data processing and validation using javascript
Date March 18 Time 10:00 Javascript and the DOM - using jQuery and other foundation libraries to construct and manipulate the UI
Date March 18 Time 11:00 The Angular.JS MVW Framework
Date March 19 Time 10:00 Data visualization using Raphael, D3
Date March 19 Time 11:00 Server side JavaScript with Node.js
Date March 20 Time 10:00 Build tools, continuous integration and distribution
Date March 20 Time 11:00 EcmaScript 6 (es6) language features

References

  1. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 6th Edition http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596805531.do
  2. (Highly recommended:) JavaScript: The Good Parts http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596517748.do
  3. http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/javascript/some-javascript-object-prototyping-patterns.html
  4. http://www.adequatelygood.com/JavaScript-Module-Pattern-In-Depth.html
  1. http://jquery.com
  2. http://d3js.org
  3. http://raphaeljs.com
  4. http://nodejs.org
  5. http://jqueryui.com
  6. http://www.jslint.com/lint.html
  7. http://jsfiddle.net
  8. http://www.crockford.com
  9. http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/files/ECMA-ST/Ecma-262.pdf
  10. Advanced Reading JavaScript Garden - the most quirky parts of the JavaScript programming language https://github.com/BonsaiDen/JavaScript-Garden/tree/master/doc/en
  11. RECOMMENDED VIDEO http://www.paulirish.com/2010/10-things-i-learned-from-the-jquery-source/
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