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The Architecture of Large - Scale Information Systems

INFO 5300

Spring. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: INFO 3300/CS 3300 or CS 4320.


Deals with the architecture of large-scale information systems, with special emphasis on Internet-based systems. Topics include three-tier architectures, edge caches, distributed transaction management, web services, workflows, performance scalability, and high-availability architectures. The course includes a substantial project in the context of three-tier architectures, involving web servers, application servers, and database systems. Students study and use technologies such as Web Services, .Net, J2EE, ASPs, Servlets, XML, and SOAP.