INFS 650 – MICROSOFT .NET DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
PROF. R. BAUM
OFFICE: ENGR 5323
DEPARTMENT OFFICE: ENGR 4300
PHONE: (703) 993-1530; DEPARTMENT FAX: (703) 993-1710.
EMAIL: RBAUM@GMU.EDU. ALWAYS include a subject title.
CLASS WEB SITE: http://courses.gmu.edu
OFFICE HOURS: Thursday, 3:30 - 4:00 pm and by appointment
NOTE if faxing assignments, there MUST be a cover sheet stating your name, the class, instructor, and the number of pages.
PREREQUISITE: SWE 510; INFS 519 (may be taken concurrently)
Principles and methods of building commercial applications within a high-level framework. Tools for system construction are considered, along with a variety of programming languages, component integration, and design methods. Applications are investigated through program construction in varied settings, such as database systems, graphical user interfaces, and prototyping. Programming projects are required.
This course will primarily use Microsoft .Net. Both the Visual Basic and C# programming language will be covered. All assignments will be PC based. All student questions are encouraged
Class Notes, Course Assignments and Class Files from the class website
FINAL EXAM: Thursday, May 9, 4:30 - 5:45 P.M.
GRADE: The course grade will be determined as follows:
COMPUTER PROGRAMS: 800 POINTS
FINAL: 200 POINTS
TOTAL: 1000 POINTS
(The program total may decrease if fewer programs are assigned).
The grading scale range is:
900 - 1000 A
800 - 899 B
700 - 799 C
600 - 699 D
< 600 F
ALL EXAMS MUST BE TAKEN AT THE SCHEDULED TIMES.
CLASS ATTENDANCE: Class attendance will not be taken. However, the student is responsible for all material presented in class, and any changes made in class, including modifications in material covered, homework, examinations, or course schedule.
PROGRAM ASSIGNMENTS: Students are expected to complete all programming assignments on their own. While obtaining general information from other students is permitted, IT IS NOT PERMITTED TO DIRECTLY COPY FROM ANOTHER STUDENT'S PROGRAM OR TO COLLABORATE ON AN ASSIGNMENT. This will be STRICTLY ENFORCED.
The link to the CS department Honor Code statement is:
BOTH THE PROGRAM LISTING AND PRINTOUT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THE PROGRAM TO BE GRADED. A PROGRAM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF IT DOES
NOT RUN (I.E. PRODUCE OUTPUT).
Program assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the due date or at the class break, but NOT at the end of class. Except for the last program, a program will be accepted UP TO ONE WEEK LATE ONLY (the next class) with a late penalty of 5 points per day (including weekends). The LAST program is due the last day of class. Electronic submissions can NOT be accepted.
Please o name, class, and student ID on assignments, and STAPLE pages together.
If an assignment is submitted late, either fax it or give it to the ISE Secretary and ask for the date to be placed on it. Do NOT slide ANY work under an office door.
Assignments should be picked up the week after submission in case of problems. It may not be possible to consider problems otherwise.
If you are on any travel (business or personal), ALL DEADLINES still apply.
Note: No side conversations are permitted.
ALL cellular telephones MUST be turned off during class.
COURSE WORKLOAD: This course will require a great deal of work (well beyond the usual 3 hour course), due to the programming assignments and the amount of text material covered.
INCOMPLETE grades will NOT be given for this course.
This course uses Microsoft products, available at no charge through the MSDNAA program. You should have received notification of your access to this program when you first registered for a course in the Volgenau School of Engineering. If you can't find it now, please read the MSDNAA FAQ on http://labs.vse.gmu.edu for instructions on activating your account or resetting your password.
Microsoft does not make versions of most of its software for the Mac.
have a Mac, you will have to use Boot Camp or a Virtual Machine product and
then install Windows. Volgenau School students may obtain a renewable one year
license for VMWare Fusion through a program similar to MSDNAA. Information on
that program is also in a FAQ on the same web site. There are some hints on
getting Microsoft Windows for Mac users in
the MSDNAA FAQ.
The dates listed in the course outline are tentative. The schedule may be revised at the discretion of the instructor. The lecture notes should be brought to each lecture for reference.
General Policy on input:
Input is specified for all assignments, and the specified input must be used for each assignment.
Do NOT make up your own input
for an assignment; this will result in a loss of grade points.
WEEK TOPIC ASSIGNMENT POINTS
Jan 24 Introduction to Using Visual Studio and .Net
Jan 31 Syntax (Visual Basic and C#)
Feb 7 Control Structures; Structured Exceptions Assignment 1 30
Feb 14 Subprograms; Redirection Assignment 2 50
Feb 21 Object-Based Programming Assignment 3 70
Feb 28 Streams; Array Classes; Collections
Mar 7 Inheritance Assignment 4 90
Mar 14 NO CLASS — SPRING BREAK
Mar 21 Object-Oriented Programming Assignment 5 100
Mar 28 Class Libraries; Windows Programming
Apr 4 Windows Programming Continued; Assignment 6 100
Apr 11 Multiple Forms; Designed Controls; Assignment 7 120
Intro to Web Programming;
Intro to ASP.NET
Apr 18 Components; Deployment Assignment 8 120
Overview of Application Security
Apr 25 XML Basics; ASP.NET AJAX;
Graphics and WPF. Web Services and WFC
May 2 LINQ and EF; Dynamic Data; Assignment 9 120
Workflow Foundation, MVC
May 9 FINAL 200