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Web Technology Overview

Course Number: 528-JK
Recommended Duration: 2-3 days

Intended Audience: Managers, designers, developers, and other people needing an introduction to Web technology and trends.


Students are exposed at a high-level to the concepts and tools of web technology including: TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML, CSS, XML, and others. Comparisons of available technologies including Microsoft .NET, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), and their associated languages and tools will illustrate the respective strengths and weaknesses.

Prerequisites: No prior experience is needed.


  • What is the World-Wide-Web?
  • Client-side vs Server-Side design
  • Standards bodies: IETF, W3C, OMG, ISO, Section 508, and others
  • Typical Web-based Application Infrastructure: TCP/IP, HTTP, and HTTPS
  • High-level introduction to Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and .NET
  • Standard web technologies: HTML, CSS, XML, XHTML, others
  • Client-side Processing: JavaScript, VBScript, Flash, Applets
  • Server-side Processing: Servlets, JSPs, ASP.NET
  • Coming of Web Services: XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI
  • Explosion in Mobile Computing via the web
  • Deployment Issues: Security, Scalability, Concurrent and Parallel Processing Issues
  • Introduction to HTML: Text, Images, Anchors, Lists, Tables, Forms, Frames, CSS
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Patterns
  • Client-Side processing: JavaScript, VBScript, Flash, and other client-side technologies
  • Overview of Java, C# .NET, VB .NET, Perl, C/C++
  • Integrated Development Environments (IDEs); Visual Studio, Eclipse, WSAD, JDeveloper, JBuilder, others
  • Introduction to J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition)
  • Introduction to Microsoft .NET
  • Dynamic Web Pages using JSP and ASP.NET
  • Web/Application Servers: WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat, Oracle AS, others
  • Multi-Tier Web-Based Deployment
  • Databases supporting Web Applications: Oracle, DB2/UDB, Sql Server, MySql, and others
  • Overview of XML: Portability, Validation via DTD and Schema, XML Transformations using XSLT and XSL:FO, Database interactions
  • Portabilty of Code: COM, DCOM, CORBA, SOAP, others
  • Web Services Introduction: SOAP, WSDL, UDDI
  • Web Deployment Issues
  • Future Directions

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