UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CITS4407 Open Source Tools and Scripting

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit introduces students to the philosophy, design, tools and practices that enable and facilitate the success of open source software, which runs much of the world's computer infrastructure. Important topics covered include the use of the shell as a programming language, the use of the file system and pipes to support interprocess communication, fundamental software components, tools supporting the software development and maintenance process, and the importance of consistent interfaces to support software integration.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the role of software tools and their integration through scripting languages; (2) recognise the importance of consistency in software tool interfaces; and (3) identify and deploy fundamental software components that facilitate software integration and re-use.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) mid-semester test; (2) two practical projects; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Chris McDonald
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Information Technology (62510) or the Master of Data Science (62530)
Advisable prior study: familiarity with the content of CITS4406 Problem Solving and Programming
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/CITS4407/SEM-1/2017
Texts

To be advised by the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering.


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