Test Release Candidate (Activity)

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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

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Suggestions to Open Source Mentors

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

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