COP 4813 - Spring 2016 - Web Application Programming



Francisco Ortega, Ph.D.
University Park, ECS 263.

Office hours: Wednesday 10:30am to 12:00pm and 2:00 to 4:30pm, or by appointment

Web Site:

Web Site:

Web Site: FranciscoRaulOrtega.Com

Lecture time: Tuesday and Thursday 18:25-19:40

Final Exam Date: TBA

Location:Viertes Haus - VH 133

Pre-requisites: CGS4854 and COP4005


Required Text Book:

  • Eloquent Javascript
  • Node.js Book TBA
  • Other Resources TBA

    Suggested Text Book:

    GRADING (1000 point scale - 100% = 1000 points):

  • Final Exam 25%. No make-up final.
  • Mid Term 25%. No make-up Mid-term. If you miss the mid-term, you can use the final grade to replace your mid-term (Only if you miss the exam).
  • Quizzes 10%. 5 Quizzes. You can drop the lowest grade.
  • Projects 30%. You can drop the lowest grade. (4 projects each 100 points for a total max of 300 points)
  • Participation 5%. This means coming to class and points for participations. You can miss up to 3 classes without penalty.
  • Topic Presentation 5% (Alone or per group). Must present a topic given by instructor related to the class. This may or may not include a report.
  • Extra Credit: The extra credit is a final project worth 100 points. This can be done by group or individually. The project must be approved by the instructor.



    Optimistic Tentative Objectives (depending on time):

    (tentative order)


    Tentative Outline of Class:


    Student Conduct and Learning Enviroment

    Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and to honestly demonstrate the quality of their learning.

    Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Handbook:


    Can I change this document?

    From Faculty's handbook:

    Instructors retain the right to modify the course syllabus for any reason throughout the semester provided that:

  • Fair and adequate notice is given to enrolled students either by e-mail, in writing, or through online publishing.

  • Modifications to the syllabus are not arbitrary or capricious.

  • Students are not unfairly disadvantaged by mid-semester changes to grading standards, attendance standards, or performance measures.

    NOTE: In most cases, I will only change this document to acommodate the entire class. I will let you know if there are any changes.


  • Code of Academic Integrity:
  • University Policies: academic misconduct, sexual harassment, religious holydays, and information on services for students with disabilities
  • If you have any disability make sure you let me know with time to make any accommodation. Also, please make sure you check the FIU Disability Center web site at : I will be more than happy to accommodate any part of this class, based on the recommendation of DRC.

    Incomplete Grade Policy:

    See "About Course" section (above).

    Important Dates:

    Holidays (university will be closed)

    How to do well in this class (applies to all classes)

    The following items are what I found during my studies to help me. Maybe some will help you


    You will need to submit your homework via moodle. When submitting homework to moodle, you will need to upload ONE compress file (zip,rar) with the following format: (or .rar) Each homework will stay if you need to print out the homework or not before coming to class.


    Go to moodle for lectures


  • I will try to accommodate legitimate, verifiable cases of illness and emergencies. I do accomodate religious holydays.

  • Link to undergraduate student misconduct.

  • Link to graduate student misconduct.


  • News will be posted in moodle.