Calendar and specifications for the assessments on the course
Review the fundamental structure of html5 documents, including templating techniques. Explore the basics of CSS + how to incorporate a CSS framework to simplify and enhance web site styling.
Explore a CSS Framework in detail, leveraging it capabilities to delivers rich UI experience.
Learn how to invoke REST services in JQuery using ajax features. Explore github and fouresquare APIs in this context.
Introduction to node development, framing the origins of node and its role in modern applications. Explore some simple node code and identify its unique features
Explore the role of the HAPI application framework. Examine routing, connections, handlers and views within HAPI. Explore HAPI views in depthReview the DRY principle and the role of layouts. Employ the handlebars templating engine, incorporating partials and other constructs.
Review the role of Sessions in web applications. Incorporate the hapi-auth-cookie plugin into HAPI application to manage sessions. Review session strategies, protected and unprotected routes, cookie passwords, timeouts and other configuration options.
Introduce Persistence layer technology, specifically via a NoSQL databases. Explore the role of an ODM in this context and review the fundamental modeling techniques.
Detecting incorrect or invalid input, and alerting the user as to the nature of the errors, is essential to a modern web application. Validation components are focused on this, and HAPI has an elegant and useful component called joi to provide a robust and efficient approach to this.
Moving the application from a local development machine to a public servers is called deployment. There are a range of options available. We will focus on heroku and zeit.
As models increase in complexity, seeding the database with an object graph is a useful technique, enhancing developer productivity. It facilitates exploratory development + early validation of model decisions.
Exposing a programmatic interface to a service can facilitate more diverse client. These can include test clients to exercises the application, a mobile application or alternative front ends.
Test Driven Development is a keystone technique in modern application development. It comprises of a range of techniques, anchored but the XUint range of libraries and tools.
APIs are said to be Restful if the adhere to a set principles encompassing url patterns, payload and general structure.
Explore the basics of SPA applications, and build a simple SPA using Aurelia
Compose aurelia applications using independent view models. Establish shared state via EventAggregators
Client side routing is a feature of most SPA frameworks. It facilitates a more flexible and consistent user and developer experience.
Explore how to connect an aurelia app to a rest API.
Securing APIs requires different approach from session based strategies, as we may not have browser on the client. Json Web Tokens is a well established authentication mechanism for APIs.
Incororate API/JWT authentication mechanisms into an Aurelia app.
Explore the Retorfit library, and use it to build java clients of our REST API
Using the java classes already built using retrofit, enable the donation android app with the facility to access the donation web API.
Explore how our JWT security mechansim can be incorporated into the android client