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The Open University

An introduction to web applications architecture

The Open University via OpenLearn

Overview

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 ...

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Architecture
  • 1 Architecture
  • 1.1 Client–server architecture
  • 1.2 Multi-tier architecture
  • 2 Network and distributed architectures
  • 2 Network and distributed architectures
  • 2.1 Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • SOA principles
  • Web services
  • 2.2 Cloud architecture
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Acknowledgements

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