Planning for Week 11

High Level Topic Summary

Readings for the week

Day Reading Reading Questions
Monday Chapter 18, Chapter 19, 19.1, 19.2 None
Tuesday -
Wednesday Chapter 19, 19.2 to end; Chapter 20, 20.1 None
Friday Chapter 20, 20.2 None

Projected Class and Homework

HW Day Out Day Due Contents
Monday Wednesday None
HW_4.1 Wednesday Friday RQs and curl invocations
HW_4.2 Friday Monday More curl and HTTP high level

Tuesday Problem Day

Currently thinking of an in-class practicum that gives us experience at defining a relational database and creating tables and possibly some table population. These were not able to be covered as much in lecture, nor with homework this semester, so would give at least a bit of exposure.


A lot of the week will be transitional, as we move to the foundations we need to understand the data-sources dimension to this course. In particular, we need to understand the architecture and terminology involved in networking and the use of layers of protocols to decompose a difficult problem into solvable components. From there, we start a deeper exploration of HTTP, which we must both understand and rely on for accomplishing the data acquisition over the network encompassed in the work of the rest of the semester.