Software Programming Fundamentals
For a software application to be useful, it must function as expected and contain no errors. Creating such an application requires planning, development, and maintenance throughout its life cycle. To facilitate the creation of an application, it is important that all personnel involved follow a specified plan. Implementing best practices from the start of the project to the end will assist in producing a quality product in less time and requiring less maintenance upon release. This collection discusses some of the most common best practices that should be used in the planning and coding stages. It also discusses best practices when considering security issues, efficiency, and maintenance.
Software Development Fundamentals
The Software Development Fundamentals learning covers a common set of methodologies used when creating programs with a variety of programming languages. The path explores the key features of software development and programming basics and covers the objectives for the Microsoft exam Software Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-361), which is part of the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification track.
User Experience (UX) Design Foundations
A positive and effective user experience is crucial to the success of an application. This learning path covers the importance of identifying your users, using consistent and simple design patterns, implementing effective navigation and layout, incorporating media elements, using advertisements, and implementing user interface design strategies and tools such as Lean UX and wireframing.
Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures
Python is a high-level programming language that has code readability and simplicity as its primary design goals. Python is an interpreted language and supports object-oriented, functional imperative, and procedural paradigms. This series of Skillsoft courses covers the basics of Python and focuses on getting you up to speed writing code that conforms to the Pythonic style.
Java SE 11 Development
Java is the most widely used development language in the world today. It allows programmers to create objects that can interact with other objects to solve a problem. Explore Java SE fundamentals, including the Java technology and working with objects. Examine the Java language, how to declare, initialize, and use variables, as well as how to use operators and decision constructs. Creating and using arrays and loop constructs, working with methods and method overloading, using encapsulation and constructors, advanced object-oriented concepts, handling errors, and deploying applications are also covered.
Software Testing Foundations
Software systems are increasingly ubiquitous in all aspects of our lives. Failures in these systems can be costly in terms of money, time, and business reputation. Some software failures can even result in personal injury or death. Effective software testing is integral to mitigating harm caused by software failures and providing confidence in software systems. This path of courses introduces the objectives, principles, psychology, ethics, and fundamental processes associated with software testing. It covers testing throughout the software life cycle, static techniques, and test design techniques including black-box and white-box testing. You'll learn about test management, including planning, configuration, monitoring, and risk management. Finally, you'll learn about the tool support for testing – the types of tools available and how to introduce tools to your organization.