COSC 480: Software Engineering for the Cloud - Fall 2017

Textbook

We will be using “Engineering Software as a Service”, by Armando Fox and Dave Patterson. This is a required text. Paperback and Kindle versions are available at http://www.amazon.com/Engineering-Software-Service-Approach-Computing/dp/0984881247/ (paper is less than $40, kindle is $10). Please note that while you may find other versions of the book available on the Apple iBookstore and other venues, only use the versions available from Amazon!. The current version of the textbook is 1.2.1 (May, 2016).

Discussion and questions

We will be using Piazza for discussion and Q&A. Piazza is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates and instructors.

Course virtual machine

You will need to download and install Virtualbox, then download and import this virtual machine image. This virtual machine contains a full operating system instance of Ubuntu Linux, and contains all the software you’ll need for this course, already installed and configured.

Please refer to these instructions on installing and optimizing the virtual machine.