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August 3, 2012

Video: Peeling the Onion Architecture of an N-Tier Application


Domain-centric architectures are sometimes called “Onion” architectures due to their layered approach to dependencies.  In this video excerpt from Steve Smith’s new course Creating N-Tier Applications in C# Part 1, Steve goes over the various layers of the onion design and then shows how to implement such a design for a web application.  In the full course he covers other topics such as data-centric architectures and refactoring.


Steve is co-founder of NimblePros, a Microsoft Regional Director, and a Microsoft MVP. He has been a regular conference speaker since 2001 and has written or contributed to several books on software development, including 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know. Steve founded and coordinates a software craftsmanship user group in northeast Ohio (

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 2 hr 1 min of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit Creating N-Tier Applications in C# Part 1 to view the full course outline. Pluralsight subscribers also benefit from cool features like mobile appsfull library searchprogress trackingexercise filesassessments, and offline viewing. Happy learning!

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is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.