COSC 480: Software Engineering for the Cloud - Spring 2018

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.

Computing environment

Software installation and configuration instructions for both macOS and Windows 10 are available linked from Moodle. You can also use the classroom/lab Macs for classwork; see instructions on Moodle.