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Back-End Web Architecture

3 units

Course Description

This course is a survey of web technologies that are used to build back-end systems that enable rich web applications. Utilizing technologies such as Python, FastAPI, Docker, RDBMS/NoSQL databases, and Celery/Redis, this class aims to cover the foundational concepts that drive the web today. This class focuses on building APIs using microservices that power everything from content management systems to data engineering pipelines that provide insights by processing large amounts of data. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the technical issues surrounding back-end systems today and to provide a solid and comprehensive perspective of the web’s constantly evolving landscape.


COMPSCI 61A and 61B. Strong programming skills.

Last updated:

October 12, 2022