MET CS 701 -- Rich Internet Application Development


Suresh Kalathur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept.
Boston Univeristy Metropolitan College
808 Commonwealth Ave, Room 250
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-358-0006
Fax: 617-353-2367

Course Description

The Rich Internet Application (RIA) Development course concentrates primarily on building rich client web applications in the browser for desktop and mobile devices. The course is divided into various modules covering in depth the following technologies: HTML5, jQuery UI & Mobile, and Flex/ActionScript. Along with the fundamentals underlying these technologies, several applications will be showcased as case studies. Students work with these technologies starting with simple applications and then examining real world complex applications. At the end of this course, students would have mastered the latest  and widely used RIA methodologies.

Course Prerequisites

CS520 (Information Structures) and/or CS601(Web Application Development)

Course Grading Policy

The course grade will be based on active class participation and discussions (10%), programming assignments (30%), proctored final exam (30%), and a term project (30% ). Assignments are expected to be submitted by their respective due dates. Late submissions carry a penalty.

Course Web Site

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Student Conduct Code

Please review the academic conduct code

Tentative Course Schedule

Module 1 (HTML5, Part1)
-- Overview of HTML5
-- Canvas and Scalable Vector Graphics
-- Audio and Video
Week 1
Module 2 (HTML5, Part2)
-- Geolocation
-- Communication
-- Web Sockets
-- Forms
Week 2
Module 3 (HTML5, Part3)
-- Drag and Drop
-- Web Workers
-- Web Storage
-- Offline Web Applications
Week 3
Module 4 (jQuery UI)
-- jQuery Review
-- Controls
-- Drag and Drop
Week 4
Module 5 (jQuery Mobile)
-- Navigation
-- Form Elements and Lists
-- Views
-- Server Integration Techniques
Week 5
Module 6 (Flex)
-- Flex Programming elements
-- MXML, Events, Data Access
-- User Interface Components
-- Flex Mobile
Week 6
Project Presentations
Proctored Final Exam