Introduction to software development environments and the facilities they provide. Development of simple applications in these environments, using a broad range of the facilities provided. Software libraries and frameworks, and their use in developing and testing software systems. Use of development frameworks' facilities for project and source-code management, automated testing, refactoring and profiling. Deploying applications across multiple platforms using installers and build-systems, continuous integration and deployment.
Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 128
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Examination, 2 hours (50%)
Jim D'Anjou, Scott Fairbrother, Dan Kehn, John Kellerman, Pat McCarthy, "The Java
Developer's Guide to Eclipse", Addison Wesley; 2nd ed., 2004. ISBN: 978-0321305022.
C. Pilato, Ben Collins-Sussman, Brian Fitzpatrick, "Version Control with Subversion",
O'Reilly; 2nd ed., 2008. ISBN: 978-0596510336.
Peter Smith, "Software Build Systems: Principles and Experience", Addison Wesley, 2011,
Jez Humble, David Farley, "Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build,
Test, and Deployment Automation", Addison Wesley, 201, ISBN: 978-0321601919.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 be able to make effective use of software development environments and frameworks for developing, debugging, testing and deploying applications;
2 have an understanding of the requirements and facilities of industry-standard software development, testing and deployment environments;
3 have an understanding of how development environments integrate into the project life-cycle, including making effective use of project and source-code management
4 have an understanding of the conceptual basis and evolution of software frameworks and their relationship with software development environments.
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Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
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