PRO684 - E-Commerce Fundamentals using Java Web Application

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Subject Title
E-Commerce Fundamentals using Java Web Application

Subject Description
This subject is designed to introduce the student to build end-to-end web applications using HTML/JSP/Servlet, with an emphasis on server-side Java application development.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards certificates and diplomas in the Computer Studies credit program as outlined in the Computer Studies Program Information Package.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand the different server-side programming techniques (JSP,/Servlet)

2. Create Java Server Pages

3. Code Servlets effectively

4. Develop end-to-end web applications using HTML/JSP/Servlet together

5. Debug and test Servlet-based applications

6. Use Java Web Server to test and host web applications

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

JAC444 and INT222 

Topic Outline

Overview of end-to-end web applications 2%
What are the components in a web application?
Introduction to webservers
Seeing a web application in action
Introduction to different server-side programming techniques 3%
Web server plug-in
Introduction to Servlet Programming in Tomcat 10%
Configuration & Deployment of applications
Creating Servlets
Loading and running servlets
Servlet Programming 10%
Servlet Life Cycle
Request Headers
Response Headers
Introduction to Http Session
Server-side template coding 5%
Introduction to JSP and JavaBeans 10%
Session Tracking 10%
Use of cookies
Session APIs
End-to-end web application 15%
Designing end-to-end solutions
Using JavaBeans with JSPs
Integrating servlets and JSPs
Accessing dynamic data 10%
Servlet access to database via JDBC
Communicating with external systems
Connection Pooling
Advanced servlet programming/JSP programming 10%
Servlet chaining
Introduction to TAG libraries
Servlet security and test/run considerations 15%
JSF , life cycle, convertors, validators

Mode of Instruction
This subject will be taught via class lectures and discussions, augmented with visual aids and supplemented by hands-on exercises in the classroom. Typically the first half of the class will involve the introduction of new concepts, while the second half of the class allows the student to apply these concepts. 

It is the student's responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided on BlackBoard or in class. Students will not be able to access BlackBoard as of the last day of the student’s class.

Prescribed Texts
Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2nd edition
by Marty Hall; Prentice Hall
ISBN#0130092290, 9780130092298 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.


  • Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.
  • Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.
  • Assignments must be handed in on the scheduled due date. Late assignments are penalized.
  • For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.

Absenteeism and Tests
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Some of the progress tests and quizzes may not be announced in advance and details of the assignment requirements may be explained in class.
  • There is no formal provision for make-up tests to replace tests you miss.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor within one week. If your reason is accepted, the weighting of that test will be added to that of the final exam. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.

Term Work and Final Exam
  • Students must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on term work and the final exam. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the subject
  • For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Labs (4)
Midterm     (1)
Final Examination 

Approved by: Denis Gravelle