lab08 : Continue work on legacy code, perhaps try web programming

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lab08 true Continue work on legacy code, perhaps try web programming Thu 11/17 04:00PM Thu 11/17 07:00PM


However, you SHOULD be here in person to consult with your mentor about your progress on your legacy code labs:

Check in with your mentor, and be sure that you, pair partner, and your mentor have a DOCUMENTED PLAN in your FEEDBACK repo for how you are going to get to your final 1000 points.

Be sure that you and your mentor are on the same page about what work qualified for your first 500 points. The TAs are starting TONIGHT to go through and record grades for that.


If you like, we have some material—not necessarily comprehensive or polished‐on constructing Java web apps using:

You can find information about these topics at the links below.

I had hoped that we would have a a required structured lab on these topics, but with the Thanksgiving break, we have simply run out of time. However, if you are interested, you are free to explore these.

I will lecture on this topic on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving break for anyone that is interested. That material is being provided only for your interest, and will not be on the final exam.


You can learn more about SparkJava, a framework for building webapps in Java, at these links:


SparkJava webapps can be run on Heroku, a cloud computing platform.

There are at least two ways to deploy a SparkJava app on Heroku:

We do not yet have documentation for this online, but would be happy to show you how it works. One we DO have documentation, a link to it will appear here.


This series of article explains what MongoDB is, and how to use it:

Incorporating Corgis data into a SparkJava/MongoDB webapp.

These two example repos show how data from the Virginia Tech Corgis Project can be incorporated into a Java webapp.

Good, clear instructions are still a work in progress, but for what they are worth, the files do have an “initial attempt” at this: