SBR600 - Software Build and Release

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Subject Title
Software Build and Release

Subject Description
Software Build and Release creates reliable, replicable processes to turn source code and related inputs into ready-to-run software. These critical systems are used in software development companies, IT departments, and Open Source projects, and are highly automated through the use of scripting languages such as Bash, Perl, and Python. Students will learn to manage the Build and Release process by selecting, installing, configuring, customizing, and maintaining a variety of build tools. This is a project-based course, and students will work within an established Open Source community. The particular open source community or communities to be studied will vary with each offering and be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CTY program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  •     Describe the Build and Release process.
  •     Discuss the infrastructure necessary to support Build and Release.
  •     Write scripts for build automation and testing.
  •     Discuss the issues and current trends in build and release infrastructure and technology.
  •     Discuss the human and technical challenges inherent in the build and release process.
  •     Select, install, configure, customize, and maintain a variety of tools for building, testing, composing, packaging, and distributing software.
  •     Develop virtualized, parallel, distributed, cloud, and grid computing strategies for build and release.
  •     Work collaboratively with fellow students and, where possible, members of the open source community.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.