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Intermediate Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: Four weeks of study, 5 – 8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Web ServiceMicroservicesRepresentational State Transfer (REST)Service-Oriented Architecture
Specialization
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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: Four weeks of study, 5 – 8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Web Technologies

In this module, we will introduce you to service-oriented architectures and their basic principles. Then, you will get a crash course on the technologies that underpin the Web, so that you are ready to learn about web services in the next module. This module also covers some earlier precursors of service-oriented architecture....
Reading
9 videos (Total 79 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
4.1.2 – Service Principles3m
4.1.3 - Web Systems Evolution8m
4.1.4 – Web Systems Architecture5m
4.1.5 – HTML / XML / JSON5m
4.1.6 – HTTP12m
4.1.7 – JavaScript4m
4.1.8 – Remote Procedure Call (RPC)14m
4.1.9 – Object Brokers12m
Reading5 readings
Meet Your Presenter – Sam Jeffrey10m
Meet Your Facilitators10m
Discussion: Introduce Yourself10m
Service-Oriented Architecture Course Notes10m
Service-Oriented Architecture Glossary10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Review24m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Web Services

WS*-style web services are a "first generation" group of specifications that work together to allow developers to develop and use web services. They are all based on XML. In this module you will learn some of the most important specifications of WS*-style web services: SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, and BPEL....
Reading
5 videos (Total 36 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
4.2.2 – Service Invocation (SOAP)6m
4.2.3 – Service Description (WSDL)7m
4.2.4 – Service Publication and Discovery (UDDI)8m
4.2.5 – Service Composition (BPEL)5m
Reading2 readings
Discussion: Experience with Internal Web Services10m
Capstone Assignment 4.1 - Determine the app's information needs10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Review24m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

REST Architecture for SOA

RESTful web services are another style of web services based on lightweight HTTP methods. They have largely superseded WS*-style services because of their relative simplicity. In this module, you will learn about RESTful services and how to design them. You will also learn a bit about microservices, a software architecture for applications that is based on services....
Reading
3 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
4.3.2 – Designing a REST Service11m
4.3.3 – Introduction to Microservices10m
Reading2 readings
Answer to REST service ungraded assignment10m
Discussion: Ideas for REST Web Services10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Review24m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Capstone Challenge

In the previous modules, you determined an Android application’s information needs when storing data remotely. Now, in the final module of the course, you will fully connect the application to a remote Elasticsearch server to allow users to share information across their devices. After completing this task, you will be ready to complete the final exam....
Reading
3 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading3 readings
Capstone Assignment 4.2 - Connect app to Elasticsearch10m
Discussion: Last Word – Service Oriented Architecture10m
Acknowledgements10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Final Exams

Instructor

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Kenny Wong

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science

About University of Alberta

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About the Software Design and Architecture Specialization

In the Software Design and Architecture Specialization, you will learn how to apply design principles, patterns, and architectures to create reusable and flexible software applications and systems. You will learn how to express and document the design and architecture of a software system using a visual notation. Practical examples and opportunities to apply your knowledge will help you develop employable skills and relevant expertise in the software industry....
Software Design and Architecture

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