Introduction to creating information systems, with particular focus on: using frameworks to build web applications; relational databases; principles of software testing; deployment and underpinning infrastructure; and tool support.
Software manages most of the modern world, from business and science to mobile apps and cars. INFO 202 covers essential principles and practices of developing software using modern programming languages, frameworks, and tools. Students will learn how to manage the entire life cycle of software development, with particular emphasis on how object-oriented programming techniques are used to produce effective information systems, and how testing is used to ensure production of quality software.
INFO 202 equips graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to both create software and to manage the software development process for many different types of organisations. These skills are essential for anyone involved in creating software and are of value to anyone managing software development projects.
|Paper title||Developing Information Systems 2|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- COSC 241 or INFO 201
- INFO 221
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
Students are assumed to have prior knowledge of the Java programming language, relational databases, SQL, entity relationship modelling, and UML.
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
This paper covers the following themes:
- Information system design, implementation, and deployment
- Database access and SQL
- Software testing and debugging
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 1-hour lectures each week; one 2-hour lab each week.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Supplementary information is provided during lectures and laboratories.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
In addition to the skills learned in INFO 201, students who successfully complete INFO 202 will be able to:
- Design, build, and deploy basic information systems using modern programming languages, frameworks, and tools
- Design the different forms of testing and their importance, and construct data management back ends using relational databases and SQL
- Explain the importance and the different forms of testing and be able to plan and carry out software testing using appropriate tools
- Explain the infrastructure that underpins deployed applications, including basic concepts of networking, virtualisation, and cloud