miércoles, 11 de abril de 2012

Software Engineering for Software as a Service

Hi,
I had the experience to take the Software Engineering for Software as a Service course offered by professor Armando Fox and David Patterson from University of Berkeley through the coursera startup.

The course used the same material, quizzes and videos from the official Berkeley class. And at then end deliver an statement of accomplishment. I'll try to upload it later.

In general terms I think the experience was great and I am very grateful with Professors Fox and Patterson. There will be a new offering of the course if you are interested. The url of the course is http://saas-class.org

The topics that the course covers are Architectural patterns, software design, code coverage, unit and integration tests, agile development and Ruby. If you like those topics you'll have a great time.

I have to say I liked the Ruby language and the rails framework. In a non expert and scientific perception I think it is more suitable for most of the projects than Java in terms of speed and velocity of development and value added to enterprise software.