Understanding Web Application Development: A Technical Overview

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Description

This course is designed to provide technical leads, project managers, testing/QA personnel, and other stakeholders with a fundamental understanding of the Internet, its underlying technologies, and the architectural implications of web-based applications. You will explore the terminology and concepts associated with these rapidly evolving areas, including Ajax, Web 2.0, HTML5, CSS3, responsive web design, and web application security. You'll learn the details of the key web technologies and how to leverage the strengths of each. At the same time, you'll be learning about the big picture in terms of using the Internet and what is needed to deliver web applications that are robust, efficient, secure, and maintainable. If you are focused on delivering an application on the web, you'll find this course essential.�

Audience

  • Web application project stakeholders who want to develop well defended web applications

Prerequisites

  • Experience working knowledge in the IT industry
  • Basic understanding of web applications and the associated technologies
  • Actual development working knowledge is helpful but not required

Learning Objectives

  • Application of the Internet and web architectural models to their own application domain
  • The most appropriate model for their intended application
  • Work and interact with developers using the terms and concepts of the Internet domain
  • Key technical features available for key web technologies
  • Common Internet and web architectures
  • Internet and web protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, and so forth)
  • Content delivery mechanisms and technologies such as HTML5, XML, CSS3, Browsers, etc.
  • Issues associated with web application security
  • Service-oriented architectures and web services
  • Software vulnerabilities, defenses for those vulnerabilities, and testing those defenses for sufficiency

1. Internet Foundations

  • Internet Overview�
  • TCP/IP�
  • HTTP�

2. Content Delivery

  • Client-side Rendering�
  • Client-side Functionality�
  • Enhanced Delivery: XML
  • Enhanced Delivery: jQuery, JSON, and AJAX

3. Web Design

  • Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • Web Accessibility
  • Challenges for Mobile Development

4. Server-Side Development

  • Web Architectures�
  • Java and JEE�
  • .Net
  • Agile and Test-Driven Development
  • Agile Rationale and Concepts
  • Agile Iterative Development
  • Test-Driven Development

5. Services and SOA

  • SOA Overview
  • SOA: the Business Proposition
  • Web Services Overview

6. Web Application Security

  • Security Overview
  • Security Concepts
  • Principles of Information Security
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Understanding What's Important
  • Secure Software Development (SDL)
  • Personal Security
  • Prevention