DPS907 Course Outline

Course Code: DPS907
Course Name: Web Services
Offered Date: Winter - 2019 | Other versions
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Course 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 BSD -­ Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
Prerequisite: BTI420
Mode of Instruction: Modes: Lecture, in­-class exercises, and hands-­on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Classroom, and computer lab
Typical scheduling pattern: Fall term
Learning Outcomes:
  • 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
  • For a given specification, determine the appropriate web services style and design
  • Compare service oriented architecture with other kinds of design principles
Topic Outline:
  • Service oriented architecture, and web services
  • Web services styles
    • SOAP-standard web services that use XML-formatted SOAP messages
    • RESTful web services, which leverage HTTP-standard methods and use XML- or JSON-formatted messages
  • Web services programming, using the Web API in ASP.NET MVC
  • Working with JavaScript and web services
  • Create and consume SOAP-standard web serices
  • Create and consume RESTful web services
  • Security and authentication
  • Study and write software that interoperates with a well-known existing public web services application programming interface
  • Survey of web services implementations on other platforms (e.g. PHP, Java)
Prescribed Text(s):
Reference Material:

All are required: 

ASP.NET Web API Developer start page
by Microsoft Corp. and the ASP.NET Developer Community

Microsoft Developer Network Library for ASP.NET Web API
by Microsoft Corp.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol standards documents, RFC 7230, 7231, 7232, 7233, 7234, 7235
by the Internet Engineering Task Force
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7230 (etc.)

Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures
by Roy Fielding

DPS907 Course Web Site
by Peter McIntyre

Promotion Policy:

  • Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  • Pass the weighted average of the tests

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

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Tests (approximately 4) 50%
Assignments (approximately 5) 50%

Approved By:
Suzanne Abraham
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