Internet of Things
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Michael J. McCarthy
Office: Hamburg Hall 3015
Phone: (412) - 268-4657
See Home Page for Office Hours
95-712 Object-Oriented Programming in Java or by permission of the instructor.
97.5 - 100 A+
92.5 - 97.4 A
90.0 - 92.4 A-
87.5 - 89.9 B+
82.5 - 87.4 B
80.0 - 82.4 B-
programming projects equally weighted (50%).
One of the projects will be chosen and
demonstrated by a student team.
Quiz on readings at start of lecture with low score dropped (10%).
Closed Book Final Exam based on readings, lectures, and programming (40%).
You have 7 grace days to spend. This policy is
to cover such issues as job interviews,
travel and so on. After the seven days are spent
there is a penalty of 10%
per day late.
Unless otherwise noted,
collaboration is not
permitted. While it is fine to discuss projects with others it
is a cheating violation when code is copied or shared. If a
student is caught sharing his or her work with another, a
failing grade may be assigned for the course. Likewise, if a
student uses another's work when completing his or her own, a
failing grade may be assigned for the course. In either case,
the Dean will be notified. Github submissions and past student
solutions are checked. In addition, the exams are designed to
test your knowledge and coding skills.
complaints about grading:
Use of Canvas:
Policy on electronic devices:
Grading mistakes may
occur. Please contact the TA who graded your assignment about
grading mistakes. It will be up to the TA to handle the
complaint. If you are still not satisfied with the TA's grade
please contact me immediately. My initial reaction will be to
support the TA's grade. In some cases, however, I might agree
with the student and ask for the grade to be adjusted. Please
make any grading concerns known to the TA immediately. Set up
an appointment with the TA and get the matter resolved.
There will be a Canvas site for the course.
Grades will be posted there and assignments will be submitted there.
We will also make good use of the discussion board. It is far
better to post a question to the discussion board than it is to send your
instructor or TA an email. Answers posted there are available for all to see.
The main site for the course (syllabus, course description and schedule) will
be at www.andrew.cmu.edu/~mm6.
The student needs to download and install the
most recent Netbeans IDE. Choose the "All" option at this
The TA will normally be assigned to grade the
Please confine the use of electronic devices to
class related activities.
Programming the World
Wide Web, Eighth Edition
Robert W. Sebesta, University of Colorado,
1. Examine and critique some of the most
important message formats and interaction patterns being used on the
World Wide Web and the IoT.
2. Build web applications using proven developer tools and
message formats. We will build web applications using technologies such
3. Describe the differences and similarities between two important
meta-languages - XML and JSON.
4. Explore several standards that play a
significant role in the Internet of Things. We will
study HTTP, MQTT, XMPP, and CoAP
5. Examine the impact of the World Wide Web's design on the
Internet of Things.
6. Consider the impact of the semantic web on the Internet of
7. Develop an understanding of and an appreciation for
the wide variety of XML languages that are being used in many industries.
8. Gain experience developing firmware for a microcontroller.
Take care of yourself. Do your best to maintain a healthy lifestyle this semester by eating well,
exercising, avoiding drugs and alcohol, getting enough sleep and taking some time to relax. This will
help you achieve your goals and cope with stress.
All of us benefit from support during times of struggle. You are not alone. There are many helpful
resources available on campus and an important part of the college experience is learning how to ask
for help. Asking for support sooner rather than later is often helpful.
If you or anyone you know experiences any academic stress, difficult life events, or feelings like
anxiety or depression, we strongly encourage you to seek support. Counseling and Psychological
Services (CaPS) is here to help: call 412-268-2922 and visit their website at
http://www.cmu.edu/counseling/. Consider reaching out to a friend, faculty or family
member you trust for help getting connected to the support that can help.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or in danger of self-harm, call someone immediately,
day or night:
Re:solve Crisis Network: 888-796-8226
If the situation is life threatening, call the police:
On campus: CMU Police: 412-268-2323
Off campus: 911
If you have questions about this or your coursework, please let me know.
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