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Approx. 18 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • You will learn how to quantiatively measure design quality attributes.

  • You will establish feasible and testable scenarios for evaluating quality attributes in software architecture.

  • You will develop skills to ensure quality in developing code beyond correct functionality alone.

  • You will understand quality approaches to post-development stages of the lifecycle.

Skills you will gain

Application SecuritySoftware ArchitectureSoftware TestingSoftware DesignSoftware Quality
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 18 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

12 minutes to complete

Introduction to Quality Software

12 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 7 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Welcome to the course5m
4 hours to complete

Quality in Design

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Measuring Coupling6m
Measuring Cohesion2m
Additional Measures of Quality9m
Introduction to Patterns and the Observer Pattern5m
Strategy Pattern6m
Adapter Pattern6m
11 readings
Quality Attributes according to Microsoft10m
CMU SEI Technical Report on Quality Attributes30m
Coupling Factor10m
Lack of Cohesion of Methods25m
Lack of Documentation (as a metric)10m
Metric Definitions - SonarQube15m
Further Reading on Observer Pattern10m
Further Readings on Strategy Pattern #115m
Further Readings on Strategy Pattern #215m
Further Readings on Adapter #110m
Further Readings on Adapter #210m
1 practice exercise
Quality in Design20m

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Quality in Architecture

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Architectural Styles5m
View, Viewpoint, and Perspective4m
Writing Scenarios7m
Security Perspective6m
Attack Trees5m
Security Tactics6m
1 reading
ISO/IEC/IEEE Systems and software engineering — Architecture description15m

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Quality in Implementation

7 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 61 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Code Style Examples5m
Static Analysis4m
Version Control Systems12m
Build Process7m
8 readings
Tabs vs. Spaces5m
Bad Coding Standards5m
Static Analysis Tools15m
Git and GitHub10m
Intro to Make10m
A closer look at Apache Ant15m
Comparison: Ant, Maven, and Gradle15m
1 practice exercise
Quality in Implementation30m

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Quality in Testing and Deployment

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 30 min), 15 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Test Adequacy5m
Test-Driven Development3m
Continuous Integration3m
Continuous Delivery / Continuous Deployment4m
15 readings
More Details of Code Coverage15m
MC/DC Example20m
Minimum Acceptable Code Coverage10m
Jenkins - Getting Started15m
Jenkins Pipelines15m
SQALE Indices and Indicators5m
SonarQube Open Source Project Hosting15m
ovirt-root on SonarCloud10m
Netflix's Spinnaker10m
Textbook in the field5m
Deployment Best Practices15m
More Deployment Info15m
Beyond "Continuous"20m
1 practice exercise
Quality in Testing and Deployment30m



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About the Software Development Lifecycle Specialization

This Specialization is designed for people who are new to software engineering. It's also for those who have already developed software, but wish to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying context and theory of software development practices. At the end of this Specialization, we expect learners to be able to: 1.) Build high-quality and secure software using SDLC methodologies such as agile, lean, and traditional/waterfall. 2.) Analyze a software development team's SDLC methodology and make recommendations for improvements. 3.) Compare and contrast software development methodologies with respect to environmental, organizational, and product constraints....
Software Development Lifecycle

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