Summer 2019 - CMPT 470 D100

Web-based Information Systems (3)

Class Number: 4808

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 16, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    (CMPT 275 or CMPT 276) and CMPT 354.



This course examines: two-tier/multi-tier client/server architectures; the architecture of a Web-based information system; web servers/browser; programming/scripting tools for clients and servers; database access; transport of programming objects; messaging systems; security; and applications (such as e-commerce and on-line learning).


This course will examine the architecture and technology of web-based information systems in a variety of application contexts. It will also serve as a practical introduction to the installation, configuration and operation of secure web services.


  • Web server configuration.
  • Web as multimedia and hypertext publication system: markup and style (HTML, CSS); WWW design issues; HTTP.
  • Web as remote user interface in distributed computing systems: client-side scripting; server-side scripting; database integration; security.
  • Various WWW-related techologies of interest which could include collaborative frameworks (Wikis, DAV), computer-to-computer communication (RPC, SOAP), middleware and enterprise, and emerging XML standards.



To be announced in first lecture

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Registrar Notes:

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