Coding & Digital Design FT
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Coding 3: Software Development Server

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Students acquire knowledge of the development, testing, and operation of complex database-supported server-side applications.

The students can
- design service interfaces, check them for aspects such as security or performance, and implement them
- design and evaluate software architectures of complex and distributed applications
- evaluate and implement different web service technologies
- assess and implement different and suitable message formats for data exchange
- integrate different database systems in the back-end of an application
- independently operate and administer solutions for server-side data storage

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course contents

Usage and implementation options for internet-based services and interfaces (APIs)
- Implementation techniques for server-side applications using suitable design patterns (MVC, IoC, ORM)
- Aspects of security, performance, and maintainability of server-side applications
- Functionality and configuration of web servers
- Server-side administration of database systems
- Advanced tools in relational databases (indexes, triggers, etc.)
- Database connection to applications (ORM, web service, ODBC, etc.)
- Consolidation through practical tutorials and case studies
- Group discussions of practical results

recommended or required reading

- Hauser, T.; Wenz, C.: PHP 7 und MySQL: Das umfassende Handbuch. Rheinwerk Computing, 2019
- Tilkov, S.; Eigenbrodt, M.; Schreier, S.; Wolf, O.: REST und HTTP: Entwicklung und Integration nach dem Architektur-stil des Web. dpunkt Publishing, 2015
- Pollard, B.: HTTP/2 in Action. Manning, 2019
- Dippold, R; Meier, R.; Schnider, W.; Schwinn K.: Unternehmensweites Datenmanagement. Springer, 2005

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Portfolio review

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentation and discussion, workshop with working on case studies, working on exercises, case study

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integrated lecture

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