Prerequisite: CS 287 or permission of instructor. (Course is offered as needed/3 credits)
Examination of issues and techniques in programming for World Wide Web applications. Topics include HTML and the HyperText Transfer Protocol, The Common Gateway Interface (CGI); Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME); programming language options; CGI scripting (designing, building, testing and installing CGI applications); file and database access; and security issues. Perl will be used as the primary scripting language for the course. Class sessions will emphasize interactive exploration and discussion. Student teams will develop a working application as part of the course work.
The department also regularly offers special topics courses in various areas of computer science and information technology. Check the specific course schedule for a given semester to see what special topics courses may be offered that semester.