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Based on an understanding of architectural styles, you will review architectures for web applications, then explore the basics of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) in two approaches: Web Services (WS*) and Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture. In the Capstone Project you will connect a Java-based Android application with Elasticsearch, a web service with a REST application programmer interface (API). After completing this course, you will be able to: • Describe SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) to structure web-based systems. • Explain WS* services (i.e., SOAP over HTTP, WSDL, UDDI, BPEL). • Apply REST architecture (i.e., JSON over HTTP, URI). • Identify REST design principles. • Create a system using REST interfaces. • Apply microservice architecture....

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By Alexey P

Mar 19, 2019

It's better to name this course like Introduction to web services. The first two courses was useful for middle developers (and upper). It's just introduction for juniors. I think this course should not be included to "Software Design and Architecture".

If consider this course as an introduction, it's better to remove a section of legacy UDDI and BPEL and replace by GraphQL and JSON-RPC.

By Subob H S

Mar 01, 2019

Satisfied overall, but my suggestion is you should improve the final project. Make the students able to see the GET / POST / PUT / DELETE method when calling the remote server, more details for what is learned in this course.

By Michel P

Dec 21, 2017

good course, however I think it has too much focus on very old technologies (CORBA, SOAP), and not enough focus on more recent technologies (REST).

By Akshit G

Jun 22, 2019

The course can go more in-depth with the RESTful API design aspects. However, you can get past that by just referring to and reading the provided course notes thoroughly. Overall, the course does a great job for substituting a college-level course in Intro to Service Oriented Architecture.

By Marco V P B

Jun 11, 2019

Excelente

By david a

Jun 05, 2019

Lots of legacy information. Week 3 had the most value for me personally.

By Light0617

Apr 15, 2019

IIove the final assignment. If there are more, it will be better.

By Partha B

Apr 01, 2019

Every thing was good. The assignment review takes time :(

By Christoph A

Mar 25, 2019

Very goodcontent. Assignments are interesting, but their content is not really covered in the course (UML, mobile app programming).

By Eduardo I

Mar 23, 2019

Excelent course, the describe basic and advanced information about web technologies, distributed systems, web services, soa architecture and micro services.

By Cássio R S S

Jan 23, 2019

A bit superficial and the assignments are not challenging at all, but still worth while.

By AMIT K J

Jan 02, 2019

Nice !

By Leone L P

Dec 20, 2018

Very shallow course. Quite incomplete and inconclusive final project. It was, without a doubt, the worst course of specialization. In general terms, I believe that we can not even consider these four courses a real specialization.

By LIU X

Nov 08, 2018

very well designed project

By Chuanqi Z

Nov 07, 2018

The difficulties of the home work is not that hard. The course can definitely dive deeper on some of the topics

By Serjey G I

Oct 31, 2018

easy

By Jennifer S

Aug 24, 2018

Hiring an actor to read a prompt is not helpful.

By Davis A

Aug 19, 2018

Some components quite outdated!

By Siddharth D

Jun 20, 2018

A very good course for beginners.

By Paúl A

Jun 08, 2018

Very good course, excellent information

By Yariel I R

May 05, 2018

great course!

By Soumyadipta S

Apr 19, 2018

Good

By Amine K

Mar 13, 2018

Great Course in SOA.

By Fredmar L P G

Mar 09, 2018

Great..!

By Xavier J

Jan 31, 2018

Not enough examples were provided to demonstrate the required coursework; the particulars of the rubric didn't match the assignment. Also, tying the assignments to an Android Studio project was overkill; the same principles could have been demonstrated with a SIMPLE java application.