Course Details

COURSE AIM

The Software Design and Development course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, skills and values to solve problems through the creation of software solutions. As a Programming vehicle to achieve this aim we will develop Mobile Websites and Game development using HTML5 and JavaScript.


Why HTM5 & Javascript

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2013
source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/10/23/gartner-top-10-strategic-technology-trends-for-2013/
No2. Mobile applications & HTML 5:
Through 2014, JavaScript performance will push HTML5 and the browser as a mainstream application developer environment. There will be long shift to HTML5 from native apps as HTML5 becomes more capable. But native apps won’t disappear, and will always offer best experiences.


TEXTBOOK

Software Design and Development 2nd Edition by Samuel Davis
You can get this from Bradfield library.


COURSE WEBSITES

1. Edmodo
We will be using Edmodo in this course as it provides a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions and notifications.
How To join: Edmodo

2. Building Blocks Course Website
Your teacher will tell you were to access this website to download to your computer or USB. This website will give you access to all the JavaScript Building Block activities. There are theory and activities for all the control structures.

 

BOSTES (Board of Studies SDD course documentation)

Please download the following 2 documents:


TOOLS – Code editors and Browsers

1. Code Editors
Editors are required for you for coding your applications

 

2. Browsers, use the latest version of: