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MIS 3371 Transaction Processing I
Parks -- Fall 2014

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.Midterm Study Guide
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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 (deprecated), 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 MON SEP 24
Required (later editions of the same textbook if available):
1. Javascript, 5th Edition
Don Gosselin
Course Technology, 2010, ISBN 0538748877 (9780538748872)

Recommended Reading (not required):
2. VBScript: Programmer's Reference, 3rd Edition (deprecated)
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Kathie Kingsley-Hughes, Daniel Read
Wrox Press Ltd., 2007, ISBN 978-0-470-16808-0
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 through THU 12-1 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 SEP 10 (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 (WED DEC 3) 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 WED DEC 3 in class (see WED DEC 3 below)
MON AUG 25  . 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 AUG 27  . Post Turing Computing; 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
Labor Day Holiday
WED SEP 3  . The 3-Tier Architecture (the Transaction Flow Model)
 . Algorithms, Compiling and Internals
 . HTML Fundamentals I
 . Markup Languages, and Javascript Overview.
     . Microsoft HTML Reference:
       .  HTML Elements
       .  Deprecated Elements
MON SEP 8  . HTML Fundamentals II
 . Web-based Documentation:
     . -- the source for all web documentation
     . W3Schools References -- Scripting Reference and more
     . DevGuru HTML
     . DevGuru Javascript
WED SEP 10  . HTML FORMS -- Part 1
 . HTML Forms
 . A Simple Submit Form
 . A sample form with all the objects
 . The Browser News by Chuck Upsell
      (see browser stats)
WED SEP 10 Last day to Drop a Course or Withdraw without receiving a grade.
MON SEP 15  . HTML FORMS -- Part 2
WED SEP 17  . About color with and without alpha (transparency)
 . Lynda Weinman's web safe colors
 . HTML Tables (See this example)
MON SEP 22  . more HTML 5
     Canvas (Basics, Graphs, Dashboards, Slide Shows);
     range (sliders);
     new input types
     HTML 5 video
     progress and meter
WED SEP 24  .  Client Side Processing Part 1: Scripting Introduction
       . The HTML Object Model
       . Accessing HTML Objects from the Script (Part I)
MON SEP 29  . Client Side Processing Part 2: Nouns and the Object Model
      . Declarations, Naming and Arrays
WED OCT 1  . Client Side Processing Part 3: Verbs (Flow Control I)
        .  If Statements
        . XOR example for encryption and the Beale Codes
Here are the two scripting templates:

Here are the classroom "if" examples:

MON OCT 6  .  Client Side Processing Part 4: Verbs (Flow Control II)
        .  Loops
 . Client Side Processing Part 5: All Other Verbs
        . Sequentials (strings and math)
Here are the classroom "loop" examples:

Here are the classroom "String" examples:

WED OCT 8  . Client Side Processing Part 6: Organization (Modularity and Chunking)
        . Subs and Functions
        . Scripting Timed Events
 .  Client Side Processing Part 7: User Actions
        . Events
        . Resize Event Example
MON OCT 13  .  Client Side Processing Part 8: Accessing HTML Objects from Scripts:
       . HTML Object Scripting Syntax Extras -- Part I (radio, select, checkbox), Part II,
 .  Client Side Processing Part 9:
       . Pages On-The-Fly
       . Using the HTML Validator at Valid HTML 4.0!
Assignment 1 should be complete.
Turn in on DEC 3
WED OCT 15  .  Client Side Processing Part 10:
       . Sort, Min, Max Sample
       . Msgboxes and Alerts
       . Graphs and Process Generators
MON OCT 20  . Exam 1 Review Assignment 2 should be complete.
Turn in on DEC 3
[ Use IE Browser Only (see browser settings in the Notes section above)]
 . Last 12 exams: Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014,Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010,
MON OCT 27  . Post-Exam review
 . Receiving and Displaying XML on the Client
 . Cross Browser XML on the Client
      (Microsoft.XMLDOM vs. DOMParser)
 . 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  . 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
 .XML Object Model and examples
FRI OCT 31 -- Last Day to Drop
MON NOV 3  .  CSS reference
 .  CSS/DOM Examples
 .  Dashboard Navigation Template
 . Chris Heilmann's Cross-Browser Javascript
 . User Changes the fontSize
WED NOV 5  . Image replacement example Javascript
 . Menu Navigation Example ( Code from
 . Mouseovers
 . DIV, SPAN and innerHTML
 . A CSS Positioning example
 . Richard Hardt and Captain Webb play Pong
MON NOV 10  .  Java Applets:
      .  CreditRoll -- a parameter passing Java Applet Example.
           by Joerg Messner (see it here)
      . Capt. Webb Flips Out
      .  3-D Cluster Viewer
 .  Video:
      . 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 NOV 12  . Dave Whalen's Cookie FAQ
 . Client-Side Cookie examples (write,read,kill in both VBScript and Javascript)
 . minesweeper clone
     [How to use a stack & How to use cookies -- click "HELP"]
MON NOV 17  . Regular Expressions (here)
WED NOV 19  . Excel Macros are vbscript:
    . VBA Macros example discussion
    . Macro example spreadsheet
    . Forecasting Macro Example
    . Excel Charts Macros Discussion
    . Chart spreadsheet example
MON NOV 24  . 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)
 . ASP.NET II (VB.NET and C#)
 .  Server Side Processes: MS-SQL, Oracle, and MS-Access
 . Server-Side Processing and TP II (MIS 4372)
 . Security, Backup and Recovery
 . TP Controls and Auditing -- COBIT, COSO/ERM, ITIL (MIS 4373)
 . Big 4 Genealogy
Thanksgiving Holiday
MON DEC 1  . Exam 2 Review Assignment 3 should be complete. Turn in on DEC 3
WED DEC 3  . Exam 2
 . Last 11 exams:
[Use IE 11 Browser Only (see browser settings in the Notes section above)]
Fall 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010,
All assignment 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 SEP 1 Labor Day Holiday
TUE SEP 2 Last Day to Add a Class
WED SEP 10 Last Day to Drop a Class without receiving a grade
WED OCT 22 Exam 1 (in class)
FRI OCT 31 Last Day to Drop with a "W" (withdraw)
WED NOV 26 - SAT NOV 29 Thanksgiving Holiday WED → SAT
WED DEC 3 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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    • (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;
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