Test Release Candidate (Activity)

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|'''Title''' || Release Testing
 
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|'''Overview''' || Student will test a release candidate for an open source software project and report findings.
 
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|'''Prerequisite Knowledge''' || Students will probably need to use git (see the [[Git_Activity]] series).
 
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|'''Learning Objectives''' || Students will be able to (1) explain how release testing fits into the SLDC lifecycle (2) go through the steps of a release test and provide their observations (3) be able to describe (in generic terms) the steps required for release testing (3) 
 
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=== Background: ===
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{{Learning Activity Overview
Is there background reading material?
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Test Release Candidate
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|overview=  
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Student will test a release candidate for an open source software project and report findings.
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|prerequisites=
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Students will probably need to use git (see the [[Intro to GitHub (Activity)]] series).
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|objectives=
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# Explain how release testing fits into the software development life cycle (SDLC).
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# Go through the steps of a release test and provide their observations.
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# Describe (in generic terms) the steps required for release testing (3) 
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|process skills=
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}}
  
Are there other activities the student should have done first?
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=== Background ===
  
What is the rational for this activity?
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* ''Is there background reading material?''
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* ''Are there other activities the student should have done first?''
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* ''What is the rational for this activity?''
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* ''Include helpful hints to faculty here.''
  
Include helpful hints to faculty here.
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(reference links for later)
  
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* https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Release+test+procedure
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* https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-ftparchives#s-testing
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* https://www.debian.org/devel/testing
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* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_testing
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* http://www.alwaysagileconsulting.com/organisation-antipattern-release-testing/
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* https://www.scriptrock.com/blog/release-testing-basics
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* http://clusterlabs.org/wiki/Release_Testing
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* https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/Mozmill
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* https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/QA/Developing_tests
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* https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/SDK/Tutorials/Unit_testing
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* http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Release_Testing
  
=== Directions: ===
 
1) Read about what release testing is and why it's done
 
2) Test a release
 
3) Write release testing instructions for a new version of a boxed cake mix
 
  
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=== Directions ===
  
=== Deliverables: ===
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# Read about what release testing is and why it's done.
What will the student hand in?
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# Test a release.
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# Write release testing instructions for a new version of a boxed cake mix.
  
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=== Deliverables ===
  
=== Assessment: ===
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* ''What will the student hand in?''
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How will learning will be measured?
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Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.
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* ''How will the activity be graded?''
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* ''How will learning will be measured?''
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! Criteria
 
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=== Comments: ===
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=== Comments ===
What should the instructor know before using this activity?
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|'''Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit''' || What ACM Computing Curricula 2013 knowledge area and units does this activity cover? [[ACM_Body_of_Knowledge]]
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|'''Topic''' || What specific topics are addressed? The Computing Curriucula 2013 provides a list of topics - https://www.acm.org/education/CS2013-final-report.pdf
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|'''Level of Difficulty''' || Is this activity easy, medium or challenging?
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|'''Estimated Time to Completion''' ||  How long should it take for the student to complete the activity?
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|'''Materials/Environment''' || What does the student need?  Internet access, IRC client, Git Hub account, LINUX machine, etc.?
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|'''Author''' || Who wrote this activity?
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|'''Source''' || Is there another activity on which this activity is based?  If so, please provide a link to the original resource.
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|'''License''' || Under which license is this material made available? (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/)
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* ''What should the instructor know before using this activity?''
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* ''What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?''
  
=== Suggestions to Open Source Mentors: ===
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{{Learning Activity Info
Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.
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Gina Litkins
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{{License CC BY SA}}
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=== Suggestions to Open Source Mentors ===
  
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''Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.''
This work is licensed under a
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[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License]
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[[Category: Learning_Activity]]
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[[Category:Learning Activity]]
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[[Category:Quality and Testing]]
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[[Category: Minimal Sketch]]

Latest revision as of 18:00, 8 March 2017


Title

Test Release Candidate

Overview

Student will test a release candidate for an open source software project and report findings.

Prerequisites

Students will probably need to use git (see the Intro to GitHub (Activity) series).

Learning Objectives After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
  1. Explain how release testing fits into the software development life cycle (SDLC).
  2. Go through the steps of a release test and provide their observations.
  3. Describe (in generic terms) the steps required for release testing (3)
Process Skills Practiced


Background

  • Is there background reading material?
  • Are there other activities the student should have done first?
  • What is the rational for this activity?
  • Include helpful hints to faculty here.

(reference links for later)


Directions

  1. Read about what release testing is and why it's done.
  2. Test a release.
  3. Write release testing instructions for a new version of a boxed cake mix.

Deliverables

  • What will the student hand in?

Assessment

  • How will the activity be graded?
  • How will learning will be measured?
  • Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.
Criteria Level 1 (fail) Level 2 (pass) Level 3 (good) Level 4 (exceptional)
The purpose of the project
Why the project is open source

Comments

  • What should the instructor know before using this activity?
  • What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?
ACM Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
ACM Topic(s)
Level of Difficulty
Estimated Completion Time
Environment / Materials
Author(s)

Gina Litkins

Source
License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

CC license.png


Suggestions to Open Source Mentors

Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.

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