University of Colorado Boulder
Fundamentals of Software Architecture for Big Data
University of Colorado Boulder

Fundamentals of Software Architecture for Big Data

This course is part of Software Architecture for Big Data Specialization

Taught in English

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Tyson Gern
Mike Barinek

Instructors: Tyson Gern

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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What you'll learn

  • Practice software engineering fundamentals; test first development, refactoring, continuous integration, and continuous delivery.

  • Architect and create a big data or distributed system using rest collaboration, event collaboration, and batch processing.

  • Create a performant, scalable distributed system that handles big data.

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7 quizzes, 3 assignments

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to Fundamentals of Software Architecture for Big Data. In the first week of this course, you will learn the basics of modern software engineering. You will learn how our industry progresses over time, practice test driven development, and implement widely used data structures.

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7 videos5 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this week you will learn the fundamentals of software architecture. You will learn how to evolve an architecture over time, how to work within a large codebase, and a bit about blockchain.

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5 videos4 readings1 quiz1 assignment1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week you will learn the fundamentals of monitoring software in production. You will learn how to create reliable background jobs, how to calculate and communicate service availability, and how to implement production metrics and monitoring.

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1 video2 readings2 quizzes1 assignment

In this last week of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of production quality databases and messaging systems. You will understand the tradeoffs between consistency and availability, how to implement database transactions to improve consistency, and how to implement messaging systems to improve availability.

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3 videos4 readings3 quizzes1 assignment

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Tyson Gern
University of Colorado Boulder
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