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Dec 2, 2011 <cit597> About This Course
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2 CIT597 The formal title of this course is “Programming A better title (this semester, at least) would be “Web technologies” Some of these technologies are specific to Java Most of the technologies are language-independent This course, however, uses Java Prerequisite: CIT594 or equivalent proficiency in Java Translation: you had better already be a pretty good Java programmer!
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3 What this course is about The explosive growth of the Web has greatly changed the face of computing Before, we wrote programs under these assumptions: We could use whatever language was convenient We could write programs for the computer we happened to have available at the moment We could design our own data formats and database schema We did not have to interact with the rest of the world Today, all of these assumptions are wrong! Sun’s slogan, “The network is the computer,” is becoming true Platform independence is no longer a luxury, but a necessity There is a large and growing need for information interchange
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4 Platform independence The Internet has become extremely popular It connects millions of computers together These computers run on all kinds of computers, with all kinds of operating systems Interoperability of programs and data has become a serious issue There are two possible solutions: Microsoft’s preferred solution: Force everyone to use Windows Much of Microsoft’s software is designed with this end in mind
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