Fall 2021 - IAT 352 D100

Internet Computing Technologies (3)

Class Number: 4893

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SRYC 2740, 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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Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.