Welcome to the web services course

Welcome to the Web Services Architecture course! This post has information that helps you get started.

 

Course introduction

In this course, you will learn how to design and create web services.

Web services are a vital part of today’s modern software architecture. They provide the power and data behind mobile applications. They enable standards-based enterprise and public applications that can be deployed at web scale.

Through the course, you will learn foundational concepts, skills, and technologies that will enable you to create high-quality intermediate- and advanced-level web services in the future.

 

Prerequisite knowledge

Coming into the course, you must have some experience and success programming web apps.

This means that you must have passed the second-year web apps programming courses. Here’s what you should know and have before starting this course:

  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Web app design principles, and basic knowledge about how the web works
  • Experience creating ASP.NET MVC web apps that use Entity Framework code first

In addition, you need the ability to learn quickly and effectively.

You will be expected to learn (through watching, listening, reading, doing, and helping others) a significant amount of material. This learning will be done incrementally, so you must keep involved during the course to be successful. Based upon the experience of other students, you WILL fail the course if you don’t keep up.

Special note:

If you do NOT have experience with ASP.NET MVC web apps (i.e. your ASP.NET experience was with “Web Forms”), then this course will be difficult. If this is your situation, consider dropping the course, and selecting a different pro option.

From the first class session, we rely on prior knowledge and experience with MVC. We do not teach MVC in this course.

 

Reviewing the ASP.NET MVC web apps course content

Before and during this course, your professor suggests that you review the ASP.NET MVC web apps course content. We repeat and build on that content in this web services course, and assume that you have some mastery of it.

Here’s a link to your professor’s recent web apps course notes, from the Winter 2017 term.

 

How can I get started?

Before every class, read/study the class notes, found on the course web site’s “Notes” page.

Scan (or at least visit) the linked articles on the Resources page.

 

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