Overview and Introduction

Web Architecture (INFO 290-03)

Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley School of Information
2007-08-28
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Abstract

This introductory lecture gives the motivation for the course, some information about the people involved and the organization of the course, a high-level overview of the course's topics, and an overview of the assignments which are an important part of the course program.

What is Architecture?

New York City Lübeck

What is an Architect?

London Gherkin

How to become a Web Architect?

Course Setup

Outline (Motivation)

  1. Motivation [10]
    1. Bad Content [2]
    2. Bad Systems [6]
    3. Bad Planning [1]
  2. Varia [4]

Closed World Assumption

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

Outline (Bad Content)

  1. Motivation [10]
    1. Bad Content [2]
    2. Bad Systems [6]
    3. Bad Planning [1]
  2. Varia [4]

Poorly Equipped Developers

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Popular Screen Resolutions

dret.net Statistics 2006

Outline (Bad Systems)

  1. Motivation [10]
    1. Bad Content [2]
    2. Bad Systems [6]
    3. Bad Planning [1]
  2. Varia [4]

Your Tax $ @ Work

Version 1: Go IE or Go Home

Version 2: Buy a Virtual Computer

Version 3: Use a Virtual Computer

Version 4: Crash your Computer

Classical Lock-In

Outline (Bad Planning)

  1. Motivation [10]
    1. Bad Content [2]
    2. Bad Systems [6]
    3. Bad Planning [1]
  2. Varia [4]

Tax on Taxes

Tax E-Filing Statistics

Outline (Varia)

  1. Motivation [10]
    1. Bad Content [2]
    2. Bad Systems [6]
    3. Bad Planning [1]
  2. Varia [4]

About Me

About this Course

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