Fall 2022 - IAT 352 D100

Internet Computing Technologies (3)

Class Number: 6573

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SRYC 5360, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    Completion of 48 units, including IAT 235 and IAT 265, with a minimum grade of C-.



XML technologies, databases and data mining are reviewed as means of storing and extracting knowledge. Server-client and service oriented architectures are examined from the perspective of building interactive systems. Web 2.0 technologies are reviewed, including peer-to-peer systems, social networking portals, and personalization technologies. Students apply conceptual knowledge by programming a web application using AJAX, servlets and a database.


  • Design and implement server-side of a web application using web scripting language (e.g. PHP)
  • Design a relational database using the Entity-Relationship Diagrams, and implement the database using Relational Database Management System (MySQL) to support the web application
  • Develop a web client side of an interactive web application using AJAX
  • Exchange data between web client, web application, and REST-based web services (e.g. Flickr, Twitter)
  • Discuss the main ideas and technologies that enabled and characterize Web 2.0, and consider challenges and opportunities faced by social media and other Web2.0 services
  • Differentiate between personalization and customization, including techniques used, and select suitable recommender system for the task and context


  • Tutorials participation and Homework 6%
  • Online discussions 15%
  • Individual assignments 24%
  • Quizzes 36%
  • Project 19%


This course uses the SIAT standard grading scale for final letter grades, the cutoffs for which are:

A+    95%
A      90%
A-     85%
B+    80%
B      75%
B-     70%
C+    65%
C      60%
C-     55%
D      50%
F <   50%



"PHP and MySQL Web Development" (2016) by Luke Welling, Laura Thomson; 5th Edition; Addison-Wesley Professional (also available via SFU library)

ISBN: 9780321833891


Selected chapters from “The Practical Handbook of Internet Computing” (2004) by Munindar P. Singh; 1st Edition; Chapman and Hall/CRC (available electronically via SFU library)
ISBN: 9781584883814

Registrar Notes:


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