An introduction to web applications architecture
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 running solely on desktop computers, laptops or mobile devices.
Web applications are software which can be accessed via a network using a web browser. Websites such as Amazon and eBay, forums and online banking systems are examples of web applications. Web services describes a standardised way of integrating web applications using the internet standards and protocols.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.