Daniel Tucker BSc (Hons) Web Development
My final year project is to research the effectiveness of using a PHP framework, as a scaffold, to teach third-year students software design patterns. Finding common, tried and tested solutions to re-occurring problems within the code.
By using these design patterns it helps the system to become more flexible, allowing you to add or edit the code without breaking any of its functionality. This has been adopted by many professionals, causing it to be a required skill across the web development industry."
Neil Page BSc Web Development, Online Manager, for Cruise Nation
Adam Packer BSc (Hons) Web Development
There is a shortage of web developers and it is an industry that is every growing. The University organised an internship with S8080 where I work every Friday using the Drupal System (content management system) creating a small-scale project for the industry.
This has enabled me to gain practical experience of how a design agency works and the intricacies of working as part of a team. For my final year project, I am researching test driven development which looks at the ways in which tests can drive the design of software.
Every piece of code has a test associated with it, to check it's functional and meets the requirements of the user. Identifying and writing the test before the code aims to increase the quality of software. Prominent web companies are now considering switching to this approach."
Richard Martin BSc (Hons) Web Development
"I am already working as a front-end designer and developer with Quantarc, an estates management software company who work with the public and education sector. I had an HND in interactive media but I didn't have the back end knowledge to further my career.
I needed to learn C# which is the predominant language taught on the Web Development course, along with SQL and database management. The course has lived up to expectations teaching the skills I required for industry."