Sampler: Understanding Software Development, Processes and Tools

Begin your journey into software development with this short course introduction to the processes, roles, tasks, tools and technologies that are used in the creation of software.


Key course information


Duration: 2 weeks

Weekly study: 2 hours

Understanding Software Development, Processes And Tools Free Course

What this course offers

Developing an understanding of the fundamentals of software development is critical, as more people are finding themselves interacting with software developers and technical projects. However, sometimes it is difficult to know where to start and it can feel like a whole other language is being spoken.

Through this two-week free sampler short course, dive into an introduction to key aspects of software development including different methodologies, coding languages and database structures. 

This short course was developed by Dr David Parsons, an innovative educator and published academic, who shares insights from over 20 years experience in software development through this course.

How you will benefit

  • Become familiar with the key features of software systems and processes

  • Gain new experience of using software development tools

  • Understand how different software development processes and tools are applied in different contexts

What you will learn on this short course

  • Software development processes and roles

  • Software development methodologies and lifecycle

  • Introduction to computer programming languages

  • Databases and Structured Query Language

Who is this course for

This course is designed for anyone wanting an introduction to elements of the software development pipeline.

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