Software Design Architecture Comparison

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Title Software Design and Architecture Comparison (Eclipse vs Openstack)
Overview Students will research existing software design documents and resources for both projects and then write a report detailing their differences and helpfulness to various levels of developers.
Prerequisite Knowledge What topics and tools does the student need to know prior to beginning this activity?
Learning Objectives What should the student be able to do after completing completed this activity?.


Is there background reading material?

Are there other activities the student should have done first?

What is the rational for this activity?

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Background reading:


What should the student do?


What will the student hand in?


How will the activity be graded?

How will learning will be measured?

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Criteria Level 1 (fail) Level 2 (pass) Level 3 (good) Level 4 (exceptional)
The purpose of the project
Why the project is open source


What should the instructor know before using this activity?

What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?

Additional Information:

ACM Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit What ACM Computing Curricula 2013 knowledge area and units does this activity cover? ACM_Body_of_Knowledge
ACM Topic What specific topics are addressed? The Computing Curriucula 2013 provides a list of topics -
Level of Difficulty Is this activity easy, medium or challenging?
Estimated Time to Completion How long should it take for the student to complete the activity?
Materials/Environment What does the student need? Internet access, IRC client, Git Hub account, LINUX machine, etc.?
Author Nick Yeates
Source Is there another activity on which this activity is based? If so, please provide a link to the original resource.
License Creative Commons CC-BY

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