COMP SCI 3303 - Engineering Software as Services I
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 3303 Course Engineering Software as Services I Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites COMP SCI 1103 Alg. Design and Data Structures. Incompatible COMP SCI 3006, COMP SCI 3015A, COMP SCI 31015B, COMP SCI 3017, COMP SCI 3018. Restrictions Available to BESE students only Course Description The objectives of this course are to provide students with the fundamental knowledge, understanding, and skills required for engineering software as services using state-of-the-art software development methods (such as Agile methods, Lean approaches, and DevOps) and technologies (Ruby on Rails, and Cloud Computing). That is, designing, building, and evolving large scale IT systems and infrastructures to exploit the cloud-computing paradigm. This course will cover not only the theoretical concepts and implementation technologies and techniques for developing cloud-enabled software services but will also provide knowledge and skills in methods, approaches, and tools for engineering software services to be deployed and operated on private, public, or hybrid cloud platforms. This course provides students with the technical and non-technical knowledge necessary for leveraging the technological advances in cloud computing and methodological innovations in Agile and Lean approaches to engineering software services..
The course will be a 3 Unit one semester course offered in the first semester of third year of the BE(SE) degree program.
Course Coordinator: Professor Ali Babar
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAfter completing this course, the students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of different concepts and mechanisms underpinning Software as Services, Service Oriented Architecture, Agile Approaches, and Cloud Computing.
- Provide a detailed description of technologies and approaches for engineering software as services for clouds such as Ruby on Rail, Internet infrastructures, and virtualized resources.
- Explain the fundamental concepts and approaches of Modelling, designing, implementing, and deploying cloud-enabled software services such SOA Patterns, REST architecture style, Scrum, Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), and Open Source tools for continuous deployment and monitoring.
- Design and implement software services for cloud infrastructures following the principles, practices, and methods for service oriented and cloud computing.
- Understand how to design and implement a pipeline for continuous deployment and monitoring of services.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4,5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4,5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3, 4, 5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 4, 5
Required ResourcesArmando Fox and David Patterson, Engineering Software as a Service: An Agile Approach Using Cloud Computing, Strawberry Canyon LLC. 2014.
Online LearningSome of the online resources available for this course are listed here:
GitHub is also available within the School for this course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesWorkshops & Service Engineering Labs
Workshop Style, Flipped Classroom, SPOC, Project Based, Learning by doing.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.For a 3 Unit course, a student is expected to spend 10 to 12 hours including the contact time with the course teachign team.
Learning Activities SummaryWeek/Dates Topics Relevant Readings Assignments Project Work & Due dates
W1- 04/03/15 Course Introduction & Ruby Code Academy 1-10
W2- 11/03/15 Infrastructure setup & Ruby Virtualization & Heroku Code Academy 11-19 Quiz 1 \
W3- 18/03/15 Introduction to SaaS Ch. 1 Quiz 2
W4- 25/03/15 Architectures for SaaS Ch. 2 Quiz 3
W5- 01/04/15 Introduction to Ruby Ch. 3 Quiz 4
W6- 08/04/15 Introduction to Rail Ch. 4 Quiz 5
W7- 29/04/15 Behavior Driven Design & User Stories Ch. 7 Quiz 6 HW1 released
W8- 06/05/15 Test Driven Development & DevOps Ch. 8.1-8.5 Ch. 12.1-12.6 Group Project Starts
W9- 13/05/15 Project review meeting (PRM) HW1 due HW2 released
W10- 20/05/15 PRM Iteration 1
W11-27/05/15 PRM HW2 due HW3 released
W12-03/06/15 PRM Iteration 2
W13-10/06/15 No meeting HW3 due HW 4 released
19/06/15 Non teaching period Non teaching period Final Submission
24/06/15 Exam Period HW4 due
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Assessment SummaryThe breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:
6 Quizzes - 30%. Each quiz worth of 5%.
4 Learning Assignments (HW) - 30%
Group activities and course participation - 10%.
Group project with individual assessment - 30%
Assessment Related RequirementsThere are no additional assessment related requirements.
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SubmissionSubmission will be via the course forums.
Documents commited to the School's GitHub server and commitments to GitHub will also be assessed.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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