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Capt. Horatio T.P. Webb
MIS 3371 Transaction Processing I
Parks -- Spring 2014

Version 1 -- Last Updated 5:07 PM 3/19/2014

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.For Windows 8 users or IE10 or higher users to run VBScript see this
COURSE SUMMARY: This course is the first part of a two course sequence on transaction processing in the client-server environment. This first course concentrates on client side processes involving entry, validation and submission of transaction information across the Internet. The primary technologies employed are: HTML, XML, CSS, DOM, VBScript, Javascript, Ajax, Java applet basics, RSS and WEB 2.0 and an introduction to server-side processing (WSH, ASP, and ASP.NET)
Prerequisites for this course are: MIS 3360 (corequisite -- or COSC Business Option). Students must be either an: (1) MIS major; (2) MIS Minor; or (3) COSC Business Track. Students failing to met these qualifications by the 12th class day will be dropped from the course -- NO exceptions.
TEXTS: Textbooks will NOT be used until FEB 5
Required (later editions of the same textbook if available):
1. VBScript: Programmer's Reference, 3rd Edition
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Kathie Kingsley-Hughes, Daniel Read
Wrox Press Ltd., 2007, ISBN 978-0-470-16808-0
2. Javascript, 5th Edition
Don Gosselin
Course Technology, 2010, ISBN 0538748877 (9780538748872)

Recommended Reading (not required):
3. Alan Turing: the Enigma
Andrew Hodges
ISBN 0-8027-7580-2 (Walker and Company, New York), 2000 paperback (the original hardback 1983 edition is out of print)
4. Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
George Dyson
ISBN-10: 0375422773 ISBN-13: 978-0375422775 Pantheon; First Edition edition (March 6, 2012). The book is mostly about von Neumann.
5. The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
Tom Standage
ISBN: 0425171698, (Berkley Trade), 1999

OFFICE HOURS: MON & WED 1-2:30 PM 280E Melcher Hall
by appointment 713-743-4729
GRADING: All grading issues are handled in-person during office hours. Do not send e-mail to the instructor regarding any grading issue. Grades assigned for drops after WED JAN 29 (last day to drop without receiving a grade) will be based on your current class grade. If you have a failing grade at the time of the drop, you will receive an F otherwise a W.
All assignments are graded at the end of the semester -- Assignments will be turned in on the last day of class (MON APR 28) on CD or DVD. The "Due dates" shown below are just "suggested" completion dates
Exam 1 40%
Exam 2 45%
Programming Assignment #1 5%
Programming Assignment #2 5%
Programming Assignment #3 5%
Dates are suggestions only. All 3 assignments will be graded at the end of the semester and will be turned in only on MON APR 28 in class (see APR 28 below)
MON JAN 13  . Computing to 1954
 . The Alan Turing Home Page by Andrew Hodges
 . Turing at Wikipedia
 . Enigma at Wikipedia
 . The great ideas were done by these people
WED JAN 15  . Post Turing Computing; Traditional TP Models and the Client/Server World
 . The ASCII Table  (Counting by various bases)
 . Other Codes: Morse; Phillips (1,2,3); Baudot; EBCDIC
 . Life saving tip: · · · — — — · · · and of course: 30 12

TUE JAN 21 -- Last Day to Add a Class
WED JAN 22  . The 3-Tier Architecture (the Transaction Flow Model)  . Algorithms, Compiling and Internals
 . HTML Fundamentals I
 . Markup Languages, VBScript and Javascript Overview.
 . The Bare Bones Guide to HTML
Bare Bones Guide to HTML

HTML examples (done in class)

MON JAN 27  . HTML Fundamentals II
 . Web-based Documentation:
        Kevin Werbach's reference for HTML -- all you really need!
     . -- the source for all web documentation
     . Microsoft Developer's Network on VBScript
     . W3Schools References -- Scripting Reference and more
     . DevGuru HTML
     . DevGuru Javascript
     . DevGuru VBscript
     . Microsoft HTML Reference:
       .  HTML Elements
       .  Deprecated Elements
WED JAN 29  . Lynda Weinman's web safe colors
 . HTML Tables (See this example)
WED JAN 29 -- Last Day to Drop without receiving a grade
MON FEB 3  . HTML FORMS -- Part 1 and 2
 . HTML Forms
 . A Simple Submit Form
 . A sample form with all the objects
 . The Browser News by Chuck Upsell
      (see browser stats)
WED FEB 5  .  Client Side Processing Part 1: Scripting Introduction
       . The HTML Object Model
       . Accessing HTML Objects from the Script (Part I)
 . Client Side Processing Part 2: Nouns and the Object Model
      . Declarations, Naming and Arrays
Here are the two scripting templates:
Here are the classroom "if" examples:
MON FEB 10  . Client Side Processing Part 3: Verbs (Flow Control I)
        .  If Statements
        . XOR example for encryption and the Beale Codes
WED FEB 12  .  Client Side Processing Part 4: Verbs (Flow Control II)
        .  Loops
Here are the classroom "loop" examples:
MON FEB 17  . Client Side Processing Part 5: All Other Verbs
        . Sequentials (strings and math)
Here are the classroom "String" examples:
WED FEB 19  . Client Side Processing Part 6: Organization (Modularity and Chunking)
        . Subs and Functions
        . Scripting Timed Events
Assignment 1 should be complete.
Turn in on APR 28
MON FEB 24 .  Client Side Processing Part 7: User Actions
        . Events
        . Resize Event Example
WED FEB 26  .  Client Side Processing Part 8: Accessing HTML Objects from Scripts -- (Part II):
       . Radio, Checkbox and Select Syntax Extras -- Part II
MON MAR 3  .  Client Side Processing Part 9:
       . Pages On-The-Fly
       . Using the HTML Validator at Valid HTML 4.0!
WED MAR 5  .  Client Side Processing Part 10:
       . Sort, Min, Max Sample
       . Msgboxes and Alerts
       . Graphs and Process Generators
Spring Holidays
MON MAR 17  . Exam 1 Review Assignment 2 should be complete.
Turn in on APR 28
[ Use IE Browser Only (see browser settings in the Notes section above)]
 . Samples (36 samples of exam 1): Spring 2014,Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Spring 2006, Fall 2005, Spring 2005, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2003,  Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, Fall 2000, Spring 2000 Exam A, Spring 2000 Exam B, Fall 99 , Spring 99 ,Spring 98 , Fall 98
MON MAR 24  . Post-Exam review
 . The XML DTD  . Receiving and Displaying XML on the Client
 . Sending XML from the Client (this is AJAX see here)
 . IE Example AJAX for GL Account Query
 . Cross Browser Example AJAX for GL Account Query
WED MAR 26  . RSS is XML
 . RSS 2.0 specification  . RSS 2.0.10 specification  . example
 . WEB 2.0 Applications
 . Assignment 3 Review
 . Financial Accounting Systems Overview
 . Assignment 3 form data as an XML document
 .  Markup Languages in general
WED MAR 26 -- Last Day to Drop
MON MAR 31  .  CSS reference
 .  CSS/DOM Examples
 .  Dashboard Navigation Template
 . Chris Heilmann's Cross-Browser Javascript
 . User Changes the fontSize
WED APR 2  . The two DOM's, the image replacement examples:
    . (1) VBScript Version
    . (2) Javascript Version
 . Menu Navigation Example ( Code from
 . Dave Whalen's Cookie FAQ
 . Client-Side Cookie examples (write,read,kill in both VBScript and Javascript)
MON APR 7  . Mouseovers
 . DIV, SPAN and innerHTML
 . A CSS Positioning example
 . Richard Hardt and Captain Webb play Pong
WED APR 9  .  Java Applets:
      .  CreditRoll -- a parameter passing Java Applet Example.
           by Joerg Messner (see it here)
      . Capt. Webb Flips Out
      .  3-D Cluster Viewer
MON APR 14  . video scripting for IE (MS Media Player -- *.wmv files)
 . cross-browser video scripting (MS Media Player -- *.wmv files)
 . cross-browser video scripting (Flash Player -- *.swf files)
 . Image Maps and some lyrical work
 . HTML 5 video (*.mp4, *.ogv, *.webm)
WED APR 16  . minesweeper clone
     [How to use a stack & How to use cookies -- click "HELP"]
 . Regular Expressions (here)
 . HTML 5 Canvas (Basics, Graphs, Dashboards, Slide Shows);
      range (sliders); new input types; video; borders; progress and meter, color with alpha.
 . Excel Macros are vbscript:
    . VBA Macros example discussion
    . Macro example spreadsheet
    . Forecasting Macro Example
    . Excel Charts Macros Discussion
    . Chart spreadsheet example
MON APR 21  . Server Side Processes: *.cgi,*.asp, *.aspx, *.pl, *.php
 . echo.asp the server side asp program for form checking (example).
 . James Marshall's cgi-bin program in C that checks form contents
      (See compilation notes)
WED APR 23  . ASP.NET II (VB.NET and C#)
 .  Server Side Processes: MS-SQL, Oracle, and MS-Access
 . Assignment 4 Review
 . Server-Side Processing and TP II (MIS 4372)
 . Security, Backup and Recovery
 . TP Controls and Auditing -- COBIT, COSO/ERM, ITIL (MIS 4373)
 . Exam Review
Assignment 3 should be complete. Turn in on APR 28
MON APR 28  . Exam 2
 . Samples (36 samples of exam 2):
[Use IE Browser Only (see browser settings in the Notes section above)]
Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012 Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2006 , Spring 2006 Part I AND Part II, Fall 2005, Spring 2005, Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2003, Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, Fall 2000, Spring 2000 (4 PM class), Spring 2000 (5:30 class), Fall 1999, Spring 1999, Fall 1998, Spring 1998, Another sample exam
All assigmement will be turned in during class on CD or DVD on this last class session.
  • Label the CD/DVD with your Peoplesoft ID and Name
  • Please check to be sure your assignment "file names" correspond to the requirements stated on the assignments
  • Check your CD/DVD to be sure:
    1. the code is on the CD; and
    2. the code can be executes from the CD/DVD
MON JAN 20 MLK Holiday
TUE JAN 21 Last Day to Add a Class
WED JAN 29 Last Day to Drop a Class without receiving a grade
MON MAR 10-SAT MAR 15 Spring Holidays
WED MAR 19 Exam 1 (in class)
WED MAR 26 Last Day to Drop with a "W" (withdraw)
MON APR 28 Last Day of Class & Exam 2 (in class)
ALL ASSIGNMENTS DUE (IMMEDIATELY after the exam in class -- i.e., you hand in your assignments with your exam at the end of the class period)
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  • Academic Honesty
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    • (d) Representing as one's own work the work of another without acknowledging the source (plagiarism). This would include submitting substantially identical laboratory reports or other materials in fulfilment of an assignment by two or more individuals, whether or not these used common data or other information, unless this has been specifically permitted by the instructor; [NOTE: I DO NOT PERMIT JOINT WORK]
    • (h) Using another's laboratory results as one's own, whether with or without the permission of the owner;
  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
    The C. T. Bauer College of Business would like to help students who have disabilities achieve their highest potential. To this end, in order to receive academic accommodations, students must register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) 713-743-5400, and present approved accommodation documentation to their instructors in a timely manner.