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Architecture N-Tier/REST: Designing and Building Applications

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N-Tier and REST are both architectures used for developing applications. By using the N-tier architecture, model developers can create applications that are flexible and reusable. In this course you will explore how the N-tier architecture provides a means to separate an application into tiers to allow the developer to add or modify a specific layer instead of recreating the entire application. You will also learn about the Representational state transfer, or REST, architecture and how it utilizes HTTP requests to post, read, and delete data, and perform CRUD operations. Finally, you will learn how to design and build applications based on both the N-tier and REST architectures.

Target Audience
Developers looking to create applications that are based on the N-tier and REST architectures


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Architecture N-Tier/REST: Designing and Building Applications

  • start the course
  • create an empty Model-View-Controller project
  • create and modify a HomeController in an MVC application
  • create and modify a StoreController and its methods in an MVC application
  • create and modify view templates
  • use a Model to pass information from a control action to a view template
  • provide data access for an application with Visual Studio in an application
  • create data queries for an application using the Entity Framework
  • modify the view code generated by scaffolding
  • describe the action code in the StoreManagerController class that lets you retrieve, create, edit, and delete items
  • use Data Annotations to validate data in N-Tier
  • assign membership and authorization roles
  • add classes in N-Tier Architecture
  • add business logic to a class in N-Tier Architecture
  • use ASP.NET MVC 4 Web API CheckOutController class's GET and POST methods
  • create validation rules and regular expressions to ensure completion of form fields
  • describe the Representational State Transfer architecture and the constraints which, when applied to the system, define a system as RESTful
  • describe the capabilities and resources that must be made available to a Web API by a RESTful architecture and its services
  • explain the four qualities that make an architecture interface uniform in REST
  • explain the five common media types that can be used for REST architecture resources
  • describe the implementation of a RESTful service utilizing REST architecture principles
  • plan the mapping of URLs for a service implementing the REST architecture style
  • start a new project to create a RESTful service
  • use and modify the preconfigured routes when creating a service
  • add a Task class and define its properties
  • add and modify controllers
  • implement a GET method to return tasks from the controller repository
  • implement a PUT method
  • implement a POST method
  • implement the DELETE method
  • build a TaskController in a REST architecture
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