CIS 197 - JavaScript (Spring 2018)

Course Description

This course meets Thursdays from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Location Towne 307.

This course provides an introduction to modern JavaScript: frameworks, design patterns, techniques, and best practices used to create robust applications both server-side and client-side. The emphasis will be on sampling a wide range of JavaScript use cases. The topics covered will include:

This course is most useful for students who have some programming and web development experience and want to develop moderate JavaScript skills to be able to build complex, interactive applications.



Homework will be graded out of 25 points: 15 for correctness (automatically graded), 5 for JavaScript best practices (automatically graded), and 5 for code style (manually graded). Grading will follow the style guide for the course - please ask on Piazza if you have a specific question that is not covered here.

Please note that the code style grade is additive, not subtractive; if you do not complete a homework, you will not receive 5 style points for ‘making no errors,’ but rather 0 style points for writing no code at all.

You have two free late days to use throughout the course. After this, late submissions will be docked 20% for every day late. Additional extensions will only be granted in truly extenuating circumstances.

If a submission doesn't run (i.e. has syntax errors), we will not be lenient -- you will likely receive zero credit. Please start assignments early and use office hours to your advantage.

See the course syllabus for more detailed policies and grading info.