Welcome to the website for CITS4407 in 2020. All teachings material for the unit will be published here. No teaching materials are published in UWA's LMS (other than the lecture recordings).
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.
or email Chris.McDonald@uwa.edu.au for an appointment (please include 'CITS4407' in your email's Subject line).
Students should participate in the 45-minute lecture each week (starting week 1), and one 2-hour Workshop session each week (starting week 2).
The lectures are recorded, but be aware that recordings sometimes fail. Presence at Workshop sessions is not compulsory Students are encouraged to participate in at least one of these sessions each week to informally assess their progress.
|Lecture (recorded using Zoom)||3pm - 4pm||Thursday||Will be pre-recorded, no Zoom streaming|
|Workshop (participate in one each week)||4pm - 6pm||Thursday||via Zoom|
|12noon - 2pm (repeat)||Friday||via Zoom|
The assessment for CITS4407 comprises two practical assignments, and a final examination. All programming work is submitted using cssubmit. As the semester proceeds, your marks will be updated and recorded in csmarks.
|Assessment||% of final mark||Assessment dates||Outcomes assessed|
|Assignment 1||20%||9am Monday 20th April (week 7)||1,2,3|
|Assignment 2||30%||5pm Friday 29th May (week 12)||1,2,3|
|Final examination||50%||Online, 2 hours in June 2020||1,2,3|
Before undertaking this unit, students are strongly encouraged to read the university policies that apply to this unit: