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Understanding Software Development, Processes and Tools

Begin your journey into software development with this short course introduction to the processes, roles, tasks, tools and technologies that are used in the creation of software.

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Sampler Understanding Software Development Processes and Tools

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What this course offers and how you will benefit

Developing an understanding of the fundamentals of software development is critical, as more people are finding themselves interacting with software developers and technical projects. However, sometimes it is difficult to know where to start and it can feel like a whole other language is being spoken.

Through this two-week free sampler short course, dive into an introduction to key aspects of software development including different methodologies, coding languages and database structures. 

This short course was developed by Dr David Parsons, an innovative educator and published academic, who shares insights from over 20 years experience in software development through this course.

Become familiar with the key features of software systems and processes

Gain new experience of using software development tools

Understand how different software development processes and tools are applied in different contexts


What you will learn on this short course

Incorporate software technology into your world

Software development processes and roles

Software development methodologies and lifecycle

Introduction to computer programming languages

Databases and Structured Query Language


What you need to know