IST 411– Distributed-Object Computing

Section 31 (3 credits)
Spring 2014

Instructor

Bill Cantor                                  

E-mail:                

Phone: (717) 771-4143

Office: 226 ISTC

Office Hours:

  • I will be available for most of the day on Monday and Wednesday with the exception of my scheduled classes. Feel free to drop by on these days if I am in my office. Otherwise, my scheduled hours are as follows:
  • Monday 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • by appointment

Class Meeting Time

Monday 104 ISTC 5:15 - 6:30 PM

Wednesday:

104 ISTC

5:15 - 6:30 PM

If the campus is operating under a two-hour delay, the class time will not change.

Description

Advanced Java programming with an introduction to enterprise computing including web based and distributed-object techniques. Database integration with Java will also be covered.


Prerequisites

  • IST 311

Objectives

  • To understand and to be able to program using threads, sockets and JDBC.
  • To be able to utilize threads, sockets and a database in a single project.
  • To understand and to be able to create interactive web pages using JSF.
  • To be able to utilize JSF in conjunction with a database in a single project.
  • To understand web services technology.
  • To be able to program and consume web services using Netbeans or Microsoft Visual Studio.

Required Materials

Java How to Program 9th Edition

Java How to Program, 9/e
Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
ISBN-13:  978-0132575669



Other Requirements

  • *PSU computer system User ID & Password
  • Familiarity with Angel

*These items can be obtained in room 106 ISTC.


Tentative Schedule

Week

Material

Reading

1

Introduction/NetBeans/Threads Chapter 26

2

Threads Chapter 26

3

Sockets and Networking Chapter 27

4

Sockets and Networking Chapter 27

5

JDBC Chapter 28

6

JDBC Chapter 28

7

JSF Chapter 29

8

JSF Chapter 30

9

Web Services Chapter 31

10

Web Services Chapter 31

11

Advanced topics/Project  

12

Advanced topics/Project  

13

Advanced topics/Project  

14

Advanced topics/Project  

15

Advanced topics/Project  

Note: The reading is to be completed prior to the start of class. Class lectures will not be used to cover everything in the readings. Students are expected to know the material given in reading assignments whether or not it is covered in class.


Test Schedule

Exam 1   February 12th

Exam 2  April 9th


Lecture Policy

During lectures (unless specifically directed otherwise) do not use your computer.


Attendance and Grading Policy

ON-TIME ATTENDANCE is REQUIRED of all students.  Attendance will be taken at all lectures. Students who arrive late must see the instructor at the end of class to ensure that their attendance is counted.

You will be permitted to miss 2 classes without penalty. Any more than 2 missed classes will require giving a formal excuse to the instructor immediately upon your return to class. Excuses will only be granted for legitimate reasons such as illness, family emergency, etc.  Adequate documentation must be provided.

Students are also responsible for all work required by the course unless specifically exempted by the instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed work during an absence. If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to get class notes from another student.

Without proof of emergency or illness, students will receive a zero for missed tests, quizzes or assignments. In order to schedule a make-up exam, the instructor must be notified within 24 hours of the missed class.


Grading

Attendance/Participation

5% (includes participation in IST Spring Event)

Labs/quizzes/assignments

40%

Project(s)

15%

Exams 40%

 

Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale:

94 – 100

A

90 - 93

A-

87 - 89

B+

84 - 86

B

80 - 83

B-

77 - 79

C+

70 - 76

C

60 - 69

D

below 60

F


Assignment Policy

Assignments are due on or prior to the due date. Late assignments will not be accepted.


Academic Integrity

All students are expected to act with civility, personal integrity; respect other students' dignity, rights and property; and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their own efforts. An environment of academic integrity is requisite to respect for self and others and a civil community.

Academic integrity includes a commitment to not engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception. Such acts of dishonesty include cheating or copying, plagiarizing, submitting another persons' work as one's own, using Internet sources without citation, fabricating field data or citations, "ghosting" (taking or having another student take an exam), stealing examinations, tampering with the academic work of another student, facilitating other students' acts of academic dishonesty, etc.

Academic dishonesty violates the fundamental ethical principles of the University community and compromises the worth of work completed by others. A student should avoid academic dishonesty when preparing work for any class. If charged with academic dishonesty, students will receive written or oral notice of the charge by the instructor. Students who contest the charge should first seek resolution through discussion with the faculty member or the campus Director of Academic Affairs. If the matter is not resolved, the student may request a hearing with the Commonwealth College Committee on Academic Integrity at the campus.

Sanctions for breaches of academic integrity may range (depending on the severity of the offense) from F for the assignment to F for the course. In severe cases of academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, stealing exams or "ghosting" an exam, students may receive a grade of XF, a formal University disciplinary sanction that indicates on the student's transcript that failure in the course was due to a serious act of academic dishonesty. The University's statement on Academic Integrity from which the above statement was drawn is available at: http://www.psu.edu/dept/oue/aappm/G-9.html


Where To Find Assistance

  1. Ask questions in class
  2. Ask other students
  3. The Nittany Success Center, Rooms 107 and 108 of the Main Classroom Building
  4. E-mail questions to me:
  5. Office hours (226 ISTC)
  6. Schedule appointment (, 771-4143)

Computer Use and Network Security

Students are expected to abide by the Penn State Policy AD20 Computer and Network Security. Violations of this policy can result in termination of privileges, academic probation, expulsion from Penn State or criminal prosecution.


Students With Disabilities

Penn State is committed to providing access to a quality education for all students, including those with documented disabilities. If a student has a disability and wishes an accommodation for a course, it is the student's responsibility to obtain a University letter confirming the disability and suggesting appropriate accommodation. This letter can be requested from the York campus Disability Contact Liaison, Dr. Cora Dzubak, Nittany Success Center.  

Students are encouraged to request accommodation early in the semester so that, once identified, reasonable accommodation can be implemented in a timely manner.


Disclaimer

This syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor.

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