ISYS 475 Building Web Applications with Open Source Software

Fall 2023

Zoom MeetingTime:       W 6:30-9:15    
Virtual Office Hours:      Th 5:30-6:30 
Email: sgill@sfsu.edu

This course introduces concepts, techniques, and tools to develop Internet-oriented business application systems with emphasis on the web. JavaScript has come of age. Building an entire web application from front to back with just one language is now possible, using JavaScript. The MEAN stack is comprised of the best-of-breed technologies in this area. It consists of MongoDB for the database, Express for the server-side web-application framework, Angular for the client-side framework, and Node for the server-side platform.

This course introduces each of these technologies, as well as how to get them working well together as a stack. Throughout the course we build a working application, focusing on one technology at a time, seeing how they fit into the overall application architecture. So it is a very practical course designed to get you comfortable with all of the technologies and how to use them together as well a learn how to host applications in the cloud using Google App Engine. A common theme running through the course is best practice. This course is a springboard to building great things with the MEAN stack, so there is a focus on creating good habits, doing things the right way, and planning ahead.

This is an online course and is conducted on Canvas. Enrolled students can access the course at this URL: canvas.sfsu.edu

 You can get the syllabus here.