WT1 Web Applications WS 2021/22

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 in the Master’s Programme.

The Prüfungsordnung states these goals for the class:

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

This is a practical class during which you will do

  • a design sprint
  • develop a web app (or parts of it)
  • write a part of a web technology book
  • assess the usability and security of the web app

You will need to work on each of this parts throughout the semester. The four parts will be concluded with reports and or presentations, which will be part of the grading.

Details will follow as soon as teams and topics emerge.


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