Web Development in Courses

by Irving A
In the industry today we find a large number of web development tools and technologies in the industry. Due to the amount of information and time constrain web courses are not practically taught in today’s colleges. Due to the high demand for .Net developers, institutions have a form of Microsoft technologies being taught. ASP.NET MVC provides a good way to teach several aspects of web development such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. A mixture of markup and .Net can produce dynamic page behaviors. This journal focuses on the use of ASP.NET MVC3 as a platform to teach standers that are enforced in today’s industry. ASP.NET MVC has served as a gateway for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The development uses basic technology as used in Microsoft which gives functionality and Helper as well as AJAX support.

ASP.NET is an Object Oriented web technology that creates web applications. ASP.NET MVC is a component of ASP.NET that with the complexity of the Model View Controller architectural pattern. MVC architecture provides web behavior functionality in Helper classes and built in AJAX support. This separates the components of the application into their independent components. Model View Controller has been used in many technologies because of independent development and testability.

Teaching ASP.NET to college students who are going to graduate and work in the field is a great way to prepare them for success. Granted it is hard, if not impossible, for institutions to teach everything about web content. Institutions should focus on today’s technology. By doing so they are able to teach students what firms are looking for. It would only be beneficial for students to be taught skills that are being practice currently such as ASP.NET.

Gupta, P., Mata-Toledo, R., & Monger, M. (2012). Utilizing ASP.NET MVC in web development courses. journal of computing sciences in colleges, 27(3). Retrieved March 5, 2012, from http://0-dl.acm.org.opac.library.csupomona.edu/citation.cfm?id=2038772.2038778&coll=DL&dl=ACM&CFID=69061112&CFTOKEN=39428285

4 thoughts on “Web Development in Courses”

  1. I agree that web is not entirely focused on in schools, if you think about it, web changes so much so fast that it is difficult to keep up with all the standards. we have moved on from designing individual web pages in raw code to using visual aids to crank out web pages as fast as we can think about them. so it is good that we stay on the edge of all the techniques that we will need to know in order to succeed in the field but there is no substitution for learning the basics.

  2. Interesting to hear that web classes aren't being taught much. I suppose that a lot of people just go straight into computer science and code for machines and native programs.

  3. I agree when you said that it's good to teach students with current technology, but I feel that there has to be some good distinction in classes between learning the basic fundamentals, and new technology advancements. I don't think it would be that great to start off with what's new, because some have never had exposure and don't really have a clue on how everything works. (Like me!)

  4. I too agree that teaching students the technology is best for the individuals. As they use the tools learned in school, they can develop the skills on their own and that is something no institution can teach.

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