BTI420 - Web Programming on Windows

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Subject Title
Web Programming on Windows

Subject Description

This course addresses the concepts, technical skills, and business knowledge required to develop data-driven web sites hosted on the Microsoft Web Platform. The course will focus on server-side ASP.NET programming technologies and the C# language. Students will also work with current and full-featured data access technologies, and interact with local and remote data stores.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

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

  • Analyze the requirements for a web application, and use ASP.NET and web client technologies to program a solution to the problem
  • Formulate a web site design that will meet the given requirements
  • Design and implement a suitable data access strategy
  • Analyze the business requirements and constraints provided, and select suitable resources and technologies
  • Explain the key design concepts essential to the development of web applications
  • Implement the chosen design to a professional standard
  • Explain the function of each web app component using domain-specific terminology
  • Use the design and productivity tools provided with the Visual Studio environment
  • Use relevant technical documentation to obtain the details necessary to apply ASP.NET to the solution of web application design and programming problems
  • Use existing components to enhance programs
  • Test the completed code for correct functionality under common conditions of use
  • Deploy completed code to a production environment, and test the application as a whole
  • Write online documentation and instructions clearly explaining the operation of a web application to non-technical users
  • Compose technical program documentation for ASP.NET programs

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

BTI320 and BTP200

Topic Outline
The general topic theme is ASP.NET MVC web applications.

  • ASP.NET technologies
    • server requirements
    • execution model
    • client requirements
    • developer requirements, and Visual Studio
  • C# language
    • syntax, data types, control flow, variables, objects
    • collections, and language-integrated query
    • development techniques
  • The .NET Framework Class Library
    • purpose, organization, navigation
    • documentation
    • using classes; creating classes
  • Web applications
    • request processing life cycle
    • state management
    • security environment and its configuration
    • client-side development enhancements (including Ajax)
  • Persistent Storage
    • classes for file and directory input and output
    • security considerations in web applications
    • SQL Server introduction
    • entity data modelling, and the Entity Framework
    • development techniques
  • Data-driven web applications
    • data presentation fundamentals
    • customization
  • Web Services Introduction
    • web services overview
    • designing and coding a web service server
    • consuming a web service

Mode of Instruction
Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Classroom, and computer lab
Typical scheduling pattern: Winter term

Prescribed Texts
Professional ASP.NET MVC 5
by Jon Galloway, Brad Wilson, K. Scott Allen, David Matson 
Published by Wrox, an imprint of Wiley 
ISBN 978-1-118-79475-3

Reference Material

Course web site:

An extensive reading list of online and print material is provided with the detailed weekly outline. The student is expected to use this material extensively during the semester.

Required Supplies

Student Progression and Promotion Policy
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:

  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  •     Pass the weighted average of all tests
  •     Successfully complete all of the assignments. Submissions that do not meet specifications may be returned to the student for revision and resubmission.

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.

Registrar's office

Modes of Evaluation

Tests (approximately 10) 50%
Assignments (approximately 10) 50%

Approved by: Mary-Lynn Manton