WSA500 - Web Services Architecture

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Subject Title
Web Services Architecture

Subject Description

Web Services are applications with two characteristics: First, a web service publishes an application programming interface (API) for the functionality it makes available to external callers. Second, a web service is accessed over a network by using the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). Web services enable interoperablility between software systems, and are the foundation for a modern service oriented architecture (SOA). 

This course is a thorough introduction to web services. Students will learn to create and consume web services, as well as the web services standards, technologies, platforms, and development tools.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Professional Option for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Professional Option for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Understand and describe the principles of service oriented architecture
  • Understand and describe the standards and technologies of modern web services implementations
  • Effectively use market-leading development tools to create and consume web services
  • Identify and select the appropriate framework components in the creation of web service solutions
  • Apply object-oriented programming principles to the creation of web service solutions
  • Analyze the requirements of a medium-difficulty programming task, and create software that meets the requirements

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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