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SOFT8022 - Cloud Application Development

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Title:Cloud Application Development
Long Title:Cloud Application Development
Module Code:SOFT8022
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Computer Software
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: TIM HORGAN
Module Description: This module introduces students to developing web and cloud applications. By the end of the module the student will be able to build and deploy web and cloud-based application.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use best practices in the design and development of elegant and flexible cloud software solutions.
LO2 Create, implement and deploy a cloud/LAMP based application.
LO3 Analyze a real world problem and develop a cloud/LAMP based software solution.
LO4 Contrast software development in the web, cloud and others.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Cloud Based Applications
What is a cloud based application? Contrast traditional software development and development for the cloud. Public v private cloud apps. Understanding Cloud ecosystems – what is SaaS/PaaS, popular APIs, mobile.
Designing code for the Cloud.
Class and Method design to make best use of the Cloud infrastructure.
Web Browsers and the Presentation Layer
Understanding Web browsers attributes and differences. Building blocks of the presentation layer: HTML, HTML5, CSS, Silverlight, and Flash.
Web Development Techniques and Frameworks
Building Ajax controls, introduction to Javascript using JQuery, working with JSON, XML, REST. Application developement Frameworks e.g. Ruby on Rails , .Net, Java API's or JSF.
Deployment Environments – Platform As A Service (PAAS)
Amazon, vmForce, Google App Engine, Azure, Heroku, AppForce
Use Case 1: Building an Application using the LAMP stack
Setting up a LAMP development environment. Building a simple Web app demonstrating an understanding of the presentation layer and connectivity with persistance.
Use Case 2: Developing and Deploying an Application in the Cloud
Building on the experience of the first project students will study the design, developement, testing and deployment of an application in the cloud using a development framework and deployment platform. The application should demonstrate an understanding of all previous learning topics.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Software project 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical Work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Student work and study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical Work 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student work and study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Chris Hay, Brian Prince, Azure in Action [ISBN: 978-1935182481]
  • Henry Li, Introducing Windows Azure [ISBN: 978-1-4302-2469-3]
  • Eugenio Pace, Dominic Betts, Scott Densmore, Ryan Dunn, Masashi Narumoto, Matias Woloski, Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform [ISBN: 9780735656062]
  • Eugene Ciurana, Developing with Google App Engine [ISBN: 978-1430218319]
  • Charles Severance, Using Google App Engine [ISBN: 978-0596800697]
  • George Reese 2009, Cloud application architectures, O'Reilly Sebastopol, CA [ISBN: 978-0596156367]
  • Dan Sanderson, Programming Google App Engine [ISBN: 978-0596522728]
  • Paul J. Deitel, Harvey M. Deitel 2008, Ajax, rich Internet applications, and web development for programmers, Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ [ISBN: 978-0-13-158738-0]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

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