This free course, An introduction to web applications architecture, provides an overview of the design and implementation of computer software that runs on web servers, instead of those running solely on desktop computers, laptops or mobile devices.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand the development of web application architecture leading to a more modular approach
sketch out the components that would be used in a range of approaches to web application architecture
outline a range of benefits and potential problems associated with a specific approach to web application architecture
contrast developments in architecture (SOA, Cloud) with more traditional tiered approaches.
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