Logo Desarrollo Web by Maria Camila Remolina ISIS-3710 Web development
Fall 2017 Syllabus

Instructor: John Alexis Guerra Gómez
Teaching Assistants: Juan Sebastián Cardona Muñoz | Juan Guillermo Murillo Castillo

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Objectives and Course Description

This course offers the fundamentals for understanding modern web development. At the end of this course students should be able to build modern web applications using cutting edge technologies. They should also have developed strong understanding of modern web architectures as well as knowing the history of where they came from. Students should also learn basic skills of web design, accessibility and security.

During the semester students will study and prepare asynchronous materials covering basic concepts of web development and web technologies. Classes will be used then to reinforce those concepts, for discussions and for covering advanced concepts.

Tentative Schedule

  • W1 08/08 Introduction
  • W1 08/10 HTML5
  • W2 08/15 CSS
  • W2 08/17 Bootstrap.js
  • W3 08/22 JavaScript
  • W3 08/24 JavaScript
  • W4 08/29 JavaScript
  • W4 08/31 Project 1 due
  • W5 09/05 Node.js
  • W5 09/07 Mongo
  • W6 09/12 React
  • W6 09/14 React
  • W7 09/19 Project 2 due
  • W7 09/21 Midterm exam
  • W8 09/26 Meteor + React
  • W8 09/28 Meteor + React
  • W9 10/03 Break
  • W9 10/05 Break
  • W10 10/10 Project 3 due
  • W10 10/12 Web Accessibility
  • W11 10/17 Web design
  • W11 10/19 Security
  • W12 10/24 Usability
  • W12 10/26 Testing
  • W13 10/31 Project 4 due
  • W13 11/02 Public APIs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • W14 11/07 Desktop Apps
  • W14 11/09 Mobile Apps
  • W15 11/14 Intro to D3
  • W15 11/16 Visualization or other advanced topics
  • W16 11/21 GraphQL?
  • W16 11/23 Final Exam / Final Project due

Tentative Grading

Concept %
Exams 30%
Projects 50%
Participation 20%


Students are required to have strong foundations on algorithms, databases and software engineering. They are also required to have twitter and github accounts. Please use this form to enter your Twitter and Github handle

Every student is required to complete a series of readings and materials before class. This is not only required but also very important, since in class we will assume they were reviewed, discuss them and cover more advanced topics.

Reading comments

Before every class, students must tweet something they learned from the readings with the hashtag #WebDev and the handle @Uniandes. The comments should be original, shouldn't repeat what was said before, and demonstrate the proficiency of the required reading.

These tweets are going to considered for the class participation grade. Each comment will be rated as follows:

  • 2 points: An interesting and original comment
  • 1 points: An interesting comment but that was mentioned before by another student
  • 0 points: A non interesting comment

Previous versions of the course

This course was built on top of previous versions of the class

Slides on GitHub