WT1 Web Applications WS 2020/21

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


WT1 Web Applications is the introductory 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.

Meetings and Time

The class is a practical class; we only meet once a week for 2.25 hrs (see LSF) - but it has 5 ECTS Points, which means that you will have to work 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!

Structure and Grades Requirements

The class consists of 4 main parts as listed below. You need to participate actively during the term and write a report on each of the four parts. Participating in the Tech Pitch is voluntary, but if you want to use a certain technology during the implementation phase, it needs to be pitched there.

  • Design Sprint (5 Weeks) - Report (35P) - Due: Thu 19/11/2020
    • Tech Pitch (1 Week)
  • Implementation (5 Weeks) - Report (40P) - Due: Thu 21/01/2021
  • Usability Assessment (2 Weeks) - Report (15P) - Due: Sun 15/02/2021
  • Security Assessment (2 Weeks) - Report (15P) - Due: Sun 22/02/2021

This sums up to 105 Points, and will be graded according to the grading scale.


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