XML with Java, Java Servlet, and JSP

Computer Science E-259

Harvard Extension School
This course introduces XML as a key enabling technology in Java-based applications. Students learn the fundamentals of XML and its derivatives, including DTD, SVG, XML Schema, XPath, XQuery, XSL-FO, and XSLT. Students also gain experience with programmatic interfaces to XML like SAX and DOM, standard APIs like JAXP and TrAX, and industry-standard software like Ant, Tomcat, Xerces, and Xalan. The course acquaints students with J2EE, including JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java Servlet, and also explores HTTP, SOAP, web services, and WSDL. The course's projects focus on the implementation and deployment of these technologies.

This is OpenCourseWare.

Computer Science E-259 is a course at Harvard Extension School.

Even if you are not a student at Harvard, you are welcome to "take" this course via cs259.tv by following along via the Internet. Available at left are videos of lectures along with PDFs of projects. Sample solutions to the latter are not available, but if you have questions or would like to discuss the material with others, do join the course's Google Group.

If you're a teacher, you are welcome to adopt or adapt these materials for your own course, per the license.

This course is currently on hiatus, so it is not possible at this time to take this course for real (on Harvard's campus or via the Internet) in order to receive feedback on work, grades, and a transcript. It may be offered again in the future, but no date is currently known.

Special thanks to Harvard Extension School for the course's videos.

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So that folks (like you!) have a place to turn with questions, we've created a Google Group called cs259-discuss, which is like a message board and mailing list rolled into one.

Once you've joined, you'll be able to email the group at cs259-discuss@googlegroups.com and browse past discussions at https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/cs259-discuss.