Introduction to Agile Software Development: Tools & Techniques

Introduction to Agile Software Development: Tools & Techniques: Cloud Computing, Service-Oriented Architecture, Ruby on Rails

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About this course

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Part One of the Professional Certificate Program in Agile Development of Software as a Service. This course presents ideas and techniques for designing, developing, and modifying large software systems using Agile techniques and the same best-of-breed tools used by professionals, including GitHub, Pivotal Tracker, Travis CI, Heroku, and more.

At a glance

  • Institution: BerkeleyX
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    Programming proficiency in at least one imperative object-oriented language (Python, Java, etc.), familiarity with both the theoretical underpinnings and implementation of basic data structures (lists, hashes, queues, etc.), understanding of the basics of functional programming and higher-order functions.

    We will teach the basics of Ruby at a very accelerated pace that assumes thorough familiarity with OOP inheritance, static/class vs. instance methods and attributes, recursion, hash tables/hash maps, list comprehensions, higher-order functions, lambda expressions.

    This course is NOT a good first course in programming. Basic Unix command-line skills are helpful; we will provide a cheat sheet.

What you'll learn

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  • Introduction to SaaS, Agile, and Cloud Computing
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SaaS Architecture

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