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GCO4823 - Enterprise programming

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Douglas Thomson


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Distributed database systems: clients, servers, application servers, database servers, clusters of servers. Implementation issues: performance, security, transactions. Enterprise application server capabilities: hot deployment, clean shutdown, clustering, farming, load balancing, automatic fail-over. Enterprise application coding: DBMS access, distributed components, messaging services, authentication, authorization, encryption, transactions, fat and thin clients. Enterprise application software development tools. Investigation of alternative application servers. Access to the University's computer sustems through an Internet service provider is compulsory for off-campus students.


Programming assignments collectively worth 40% of the total unit assessment.
Final examination worth 60%.

Contact hours

4 Hours per week


Exposure to the Java programming language and concepts of object-oriented programming.


CSE3450, GCO3823