WT1 Web Applications

Website of Prof. Dr. Barne Kleinen, Professor for Media Informatics (Bachelor/Master) at HTW Berlin


WT1 Web Application is the introductionary class for the Web Technology focus. The Prüfungsordnung states

Lernergebnis und Kompetenzen

  • Die Studierenden lernen die Probleme und Potentiale von Web- basierten Anwendungen im Gegensatz zu stand-alone-Anwendungen kennen.
  • Sie sind dazu in der Lage, eine eigene Web-Anwendung zu konzipieren und zu implementieren.
  • Sie lernen, Effektivitätsmetriken für Web-Anwendungen zu definieren und geeignete Methoden, um Daten zu sammeln und auszuwerten
  • Sie wissen, wie sie die Usability von Web-Anwendungen messen können
  • Sie sind dazu in der Lage, die Sicherheitsrisiken für Web- Anwendungen abzuschätzen und können geeignete Maßnahmen ergreifen, um eine Web-Anwendung abzusichern.

This leaves us a lot of freedom. Rather than setting the topics beforehand, we will decide on them during first session.

Meetings and Time

The class is a practical class; we only meet once a week for 2hrs:

Group 1: Thursdays, 9:45-11:15 in WH C 537 Group 2: Thursdays, 14:00-15:30 WH C 352

but it has 5 ECTS Points, which means that you will have to devote 125-150 h altogether for this class - with 17 weeks in the semester this is something about 7.5 - 9 hrs or roughly one day each week!


The schedule is in the Wiki.


This is a practical course. You will be required to create a web application for a topic and with the technology you choose, and have to prepare one presentation on one of the topics.


This class will be held in german, but all (or almost all) written material will be in English. You are free to choose either language for your written assignments; as long as you don’t switch languages within one sentence and do your best to adhere to the grammar and spelling rules of the respective language.

Course Literature

Berners-Lee, Tim (March 1989). “Information Management: A Proposal”. World Wide Web Consortium.

… and more to come