EECS 485: Web Systems

The University of Michigan
Spring 2021
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A holistic course of modern web systems and technologies, covering front end and back end. Build an Instagram clone in the first half of the semester, and a Google clone in the second.

Syllabus

This Week

Lecture
Asynchronous Lectures
Watch the videos any time, then discuss in DeOrio's office hours.
Lab
Synchronous Labs
Mon, Wed 3 - 4
Project 2

Server-side Dynamic Pages

Due Tue 18 May
Prof Office Hours
DeOrio
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 1:30 - 3
Staff Office Hours
Maryam and Justin
See Google Calendar
Exam
Alternate exams
Email us if you need an alternate exam.

All times are listed as Ann Arbor local time (ET)

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Tutorials

Schedule

All times are listed as Ann Arbor local time (ET)

Week Lecture Lab Deadline
Week 1
May 4 - 7

L01 Introduction

L02 Static Pages

L03 Server-side Dynamic Pages

Project 1 Intro

Week 2
May 10 - 14

L04 Sessions

L05 Encryption

L06 Web Security

L07 REST APIs

Static/Dynamic Pages and Python Debugging

Project 2 Intro

Project 1 due Tue May 11, 11:59pm Spec
Week 3
May 17 - 21

L08 Client-side Dynamic Pages

L09 Client-side Applications

L10 Asynchronous Programming

L11 MapReduce

Web Security & Rest APIs

Project 3 Intro

Project 2 due Tue May 18, 11:59pm Spec
Week 4
May 24 - 28

L12 Google File System

L13 OS and Parallelism

L14 Networking

No lecture - study for midterm

TBD

Midterm exam review

Project 3 due Tue May 25, 11:59pm
Week 5
May 31 - June 4

No lecture - Memorial Day

No lecture - midterm exam

L15 Text Analysis for Web Search

L16 Link Analysis for Web Search

No lab

Project 4 Intro

Midterm Exam
Tue June 1, 1:30pm

Alternate Exam
Tue June 1, 9:00am
Week 6
June 7 - 11

L17 Scaling Web Search

L18 Scaling Static Pages

L19 Scaling Dynamic Pages

L20 Scaling Storage

TBD

TBD

Project 4 due Sun Jun 13, 11:59pm
Week 7
June 14 - 18

L21 Recommender Systems

L22 Ads and Auctions

L23 Blockchain

L24 Dark Web

Project 5 Intro

TBD

Project 5 due Sun Jun 20, 11:59pm
Week 8
June 21 - 25

No lecture - study for final

Final Exam

Final exam review
Final Exam
Fri June 25, 8am

Alternate Exam
Fri June 25, 11am

People

Reach us at eecs485staff@umich.edu

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Andrew DeOrio

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Maryam Younus

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Justin Applefield

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