Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
07 May 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC GH56 Information and Communication Technology,
BSC GH5P Information and Communication Technology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC I102 Information and Communication Technology (Including Placement Year)
This module provides students with a working knowledge of modern software development techniques for large software systems gained through a series of lectures, a 6-week team project and hands-on laboratories.
The aim of this module is to: understand large scale software development; use management with modern practices & tools; co-operate in the development of software; learn effective use of bug prevention and detection/ refactoring techniques.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to
. Understand the issues involved in large scale software development and how they can be managed with modern practices, techniques and tools
. Make effective use of modern tools and techniques for the cooperative development of software including version control, ticketing systems, build tools, etc.
. Make effective use of modern bug prevention and detection techniques as well as refactoring techniques.
. Make use of modern practices and techniques for the effective development of software within teams
The course will focus on powerful technologies such as:
1. agile software development,
2. extreme programming
3. working effectively in teams,
4. version control systems (which are also essential tools for configuaration management),
5. unit and acceptance testing,
6. integrated development environments,
7. build automation, continuous integration, integration servers,
8. ticketing systems,
10. release planning.
Lectures and laboratories
- James Shore; Shane Warden. (2008) The art of agile development, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||CE320 Project Iteration 1
||CE320 Project Iteration 2
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Professor Riccardo Poli
CSEE School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770
Dr Jeremy Ian Hiller Gow
Available via Moodle
Of 103 hours, 18 (17.5%) hours available to students:
85 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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