University of Minnesota
Engineering Practices for Building Quality Software
University of Minnesota

Engineering Practices for Building Quality Software

This course is part of Software Development Lifecycle Specialization

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Kevin Wendt

Instructor: Kevin Wendt

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17 hours (approximately)
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  • 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.

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There are 5 modules in this course

In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of quality as it relates to software.

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1 video1 reading

In this module, you will learn about a variety of quality metrics including how to calculate them. A discussion of design patterns follows, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the quality they provide and exposure to several important patterns.

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7 videos11 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will create Scenarios in order to document and verify quality attributes relevant to software architecture, including usability, performance, and more. Then, you will examine one specific quality attribute and its implications: security.

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7 videos1 reading1 peer review

In this module, you will explore a variety of quality aspects of the implementation stage of the lifecycle. You will also evaluate coding style guides and static analysis tools. Finally, you will analyze self-documentation in open-source code and identify the capabilities of version control and automated build tools.

What's included

7 videos8 readings1 quiz3 peer reviews2 discussion prompts

In this module, learners will discover quality in the final lifecycle stages: testing and deployment. Learners will first be instructed on the importance of test planning, understand what it means to evaluate tests and identify the benefits of test-first process. Then, a variety of resources will give learners understanding into continuous pipeline tools, allowing the learner to evaluate their potential benefits (and drawbacks) for their own projects.

What's included

5 videos15 readings1 quiz

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Kevin Wendt
University of Minnesota
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