MET CS 751 -- Web Services


Suresh Kalathur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Dept.
Boston Univeristy Metropolitan College
808 Commonwealth Ave, Room 250
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-358-0006
Fax: 617-353-2367

Course Description

Architecture of Web Services; review of XML Shemas; SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol); WSDL (Web Services Description Language); UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration); Web Services in .NET; Sun and Apache tools; Company-specific Web Service APIís; Java APIís for XML Messaging; Java Application Servers; review of Security, transactions, and business process languages (e.g. BPEL) among Web Services. The course grading will consist of a series of programming problems, a mid term exam, and a final exam.

Course Grading Policy

The course grade will be based on active class participation (10%), assignments (30%), mid term exam (30%), and final project (30%). Assignments and projects are expected to be submitted by their respective due dates. Late submission grades will be scaled with respect to the minimum grade of those submitted on time.

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Student Conduct Code

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Tentative Course Schedule

Module 1 Introduction   1/28
Module 2 XML, XML Parsers   2/4
Module 3 SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI  2/11
Module 4 RESTful Web Services 2/25
Mid Term 3/3
Module 5 J2EE Web Services 3/10, 3/17
Module 6 ASP.NET Web Services 3/24
Module 7 WS-Specifications 3/31
Module 8 SOA 4/7, 4/14
Module 9 Web Services Security 4/23
Module 10 Applications 5/5
Final Project5/7