Thursday, June 29, 2006

time flies...

Only four weeks and the semester will be over ... this means only three lectures to go. This semester the monday lecture included 2 holiday mondays, 1 workshop moday, and....the semester started on a tuesday. This means that instead of 14 lectures I had only 10 (!) ... lucky me....but somehow I had to stuff all the 14 lecture's information into only 10 weeks .. and ofcourse I had to shorten it somehow. We left out eBusiness (more interesting for students of economy), Basic Web Security (should have been already done in basic and networking lectures), and we will probably also leave out Trust Management and the Web of Trust.
I focused on web programming concepts (ranging from rpc to web services, covering web frameworks as well as ajax), search engine technology (how does google work...and how to improve it), web 2.0 (the recent hype...), and semantic web (the next hype...). We have just finished two lectures on search engines and next monday (july 3rd), the topic will be Web 2.0 with all its collaborative tagging, folksonomies, social networks, ajax, xml, etc... It's a entire new lecture (because Web 2.0 as a concept is rather new...remember the term was coined in 2004, although most of its technical infrastructure did already exist before), so I promise it might get quite interesting...

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