This course talks about software development lifecycles a description/prescription for how we write software. Design is a step in this life cycle, and the course explores the implications of this. Design has a role in the life cycle; it is always there, regardless of the kind of life cycle we’re talking about. Why is that? Why was design considered as a step in this life cycle?
Design, is a Thoughtful Process Design requires that you be much more than minimally knowledgeable about your project and how to accomplish it.
How Design fits into the flow of software development How Design translates requirements into specifications which coders can understand and use.
Design in the Context of Different SDLC's There are different ways to develop software, but design plays a similar set of roles regardless of why way is used.
How High-Level Design (or Architecture) handles Security Problems The difference between high-level and detailed design and how high-level design is good at handling security issues.
Final Exam A comprehensive course assessment comprising of 5 quizzes. Each assessment contains a randomized set of questions from different modules of the course.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.