Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

COMP 338: Server-Based Software Development

Credit hours



COMP 313 required; COMP 264 recommended


This course studies the architecture, design, and implementation of multi-tiered server-based software systems. Each tier is studied along with the pertinent mechanisms: markup languages in the client tier, web application frameworks in the web tier, and server-side components in the business logic and persistence tiers. Pervasive issues such as integration, testing, security, and performance are discussed. Coursework includes several substantial programming projects (using a platform such as Java 2 Enterprise Edition).