Web Information Organization

UNC School of Information and Library Science, INLS 620, Fall 2016

August 23
Ryan at PeriodO workshop

No class.

August 25
Ryan at PeriodO workshop

No class.

August 30
Internet Architecture

The Web is built upon the Internet, so some basic knowledge of the Internet’s architecture is a prerequisite for understanding Web architecture.

To read before this class:

  1. Galloway, Alexander R. “Introduction.” In Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization, 4–12. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. PDF.

  2. Yanowitz, Jason. “Under the hood of the Internet: an overview of the TCP/IP protocol suite.” Crossroads 1, no. 1 (September 1994): 8–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/197177.197182.

    A brief and accessible introduction to TCP/IP, the protocols used on the Internet.

September 1
Internet Architecture (continued)

September 6
What Happens When You Click on a Link

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “Surfing the Web.” In RESTful Web APIs, 1–16. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013. PDF.

September 8
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “A Simple API.” In RESTful Web APIs, 17–28. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013. PDF.

September 13
Web Architecture: Components

We can describe the basic architecture of the Web in terms of a set of components, connections between those components, and data transferred via these connections.

To read before this class:

  1. Taylor, Richard N., Nenad Medvidovic, and Eric M. Dashofy. “The Architecture of the Web.” In Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2010. PDF.

  2. Maglio, Paul, and Rob Barrett. “Intermediaries Personalize Information Streams.” Commun. ACM 43, no. 8 (August 2000): 96–101. doi:10.1145/345124.345158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/345124.345158.

September 15
Web Architecture: Connectors

To read before this class:

  1. Wikipedia contributors. “Web cache.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, September 10, 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Web_cache&oldid=449430080.

  2. Apps, Ann, and Ross MacIntyre. “Why OpenURL?” D-Lib Magazine 12, no. 5 (May 2006). doi:10.1045/may2006-apps. http://dx.doi.org/10.1045/may2006-apps.

September 20
Resources & Representations

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “Resources and Representations.” In RESTful Web APIs, 29–43. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013. PDF.

September 22
Hypermedia I

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “Hypermedia.” In RESTful Web APIs, 45–57. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013. PDF.

September 27
Hypermedia II

Assignment #1 Designing a State Machine  due

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “Domain-Specific Designs.” In RESTful Web APIs, 59–90. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013.

September 29
Hypermedia III

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “The Collection Pattern.” In RESTful Web APIs, 91–108. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013.

October 4
Architectural Properties & Styles

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “An API Designer’s Guide to the Fielding Dissertation.” In RESTful Web APIs, 341–55. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013.

  2. Taylor, Richard N., Nenad Medvidovic, and Eric M. Dashofy. “Architectural Style.” In Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice, 72-73. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2010. PDF.

  3. Fielding, Roy. “Network-based Application Architectures & Network-based Architectural Styles.” In Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures, 24-60. Irvine, CA: University of California, Irvine, 2000. PDF.

October 6
REpresentational State Transfer (REST)

Assignment #2 Resources and Representations  due

To read before this class:

  1. Taylor, Richard N., Nenad Medvidovic, and Eric M. Dashofy. “The REpresentational State Transfer Style.” In Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice, 416-422. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2010. PDF.

  2. Fielding, Roy. “Designing the Web Architecture & Representational State Transfer.” In Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures, 66-103. Irvine, CA: University of California, Irvine, 2000. PDF.

October 11
University Day

No class.

October 13
Midterm Review

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “The Design Procedure.” In RESTful Web APIs, 157–97. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013.

October 18
Midterm

October 20
Fall Break

No class.

October 25
Implementing an HTTP Server I

October 27
Implementing an HTTP Server II

Before today please take a look at the documentation for the Flask framework and the Flask-RESTful extension.

November 1
Implementing an HTTP Server III

November 3
HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “Pure-Hypermedia Designs.” In RESTful Web APIs, 109–32. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013.

November 8
Microdata

Assignment #3 Designing Representations  due

To read before this class:

  1. Ronallo, Jason. “HTML5 Microdata and Schema.org.” Code4Lib Journal, no. 16 (2012). http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/6400.

  2. “Getting Started with Schema.org.” Schema.org, n.d. http://schema.org/docs/gs.html.

November 10
JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

To read before this class:

  1. Lengstorf, Jason. “JSON: What It Is, How It Works, & How to Use It.” Copter Labs. Accessed October 23, 2014. http://www.copterlabs.com/blog/json-what-it-is-how-it-works-how-to-use-it/.

  2. Shaw, Ryan, and Murray Maloney. “8. The Forms of Resource Descriptions.” In The Discipline of Organizing, edited by Robert J. Glushko, 3rd ed. O’Reilly, 2015.

November 15
Resource Description Framework (RDF) & Linked Data

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “Resource Description and Linked Data.” In RESTful Web APIs, 263–86. Sebastopol, California: O’Reilly, 2013. PDF.

November 17
JSON for Linked Data (JSON-LD)

In addition to the reading below, you may also want to take a look at json-ld.org.

To read before this class:

  1. Sporny, Manu. What Is JSON-LD?, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vioCbTo3C-4.

  2. Lanthaler, Markus, and Christian Gütl. “On Using JSON-LD to Create Evolvable RESTful Services.” Lyon, 2012. http://www.markus-lanthaler.com/research/on-using-json-ld-to-create-evolvable-restful-services.pdf.

November 22
The Linked Data Platform

The Linked Data Platform is an attempt to harmonize Linked Data practice with the REST architectural style.

To read before this class:

  1. Battle, Steve, and Speicher, Steve. Linked Data Platform Use Cases and Requirements. W3C, n.d. http://www.w3.org/TR/ldp-ucr/.

November 24
Thanksgiving

No class.

November 29
Web Security I

To read before this class:

  1. Richardson, Leonard, and Mike Amundsen. “Authentication.” In RESTful Web APIs, 249–57. O’Reilly, 2013.

  2. Stuttard, Dafydd, and Marcus Pinto. “Attacking Authentication.” In The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook, 2nd ed., 159–203. Wiley, 2011. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/uncch/reader.action?ppg=195&docID=10494632.

December 1
Web Security II

To read before this class:

  1. Stuttard, Dafydd, and Marcus Pinto. “Web Application (In)security.” In The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook, 2nd ed., 1–16. Wiley, 2011. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/uncch/reader.action?ppg=37&docID=10494632&tm=1480427238223.

  2. Open Web Application Security Project. “OWASP Top 10 for 2013,” 2013. https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Top_10_2013.

December 6
Project Work Day

You will work on your final projects, and I will be available for questions and troubleshooting.

December 13
Final Projects Due

Assignment #4 Final Project  due