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Producing Open Source Software

Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software. The book is released under an open copyright. You can buy it in bookstores, order copies from O’Reilly Media, or browse and download it here.

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NYU Open Source Tools ,
OpenMRS Design Reverse Engineering Activity (Android App)

Expose student to the OpenMRS Android client and have them reverse engineer the design of the module.

, Android, OpenMRS, foss2serve.org
PSU – Open Source Software Development (Summer 2016) ,
UPenn – Open Source Software (Fall 2016)
WNE Software Engineering (Fall 2014) HFOSS,
Propose a New Feature

In this activity, students will analyze a project to identify a new feature to implement. They will document and propose this new feature to the community. To do so, they will need to learn and follow the coding and communication practices of the project community.

, bug report, foss2serve.org
Requirements Analysis

Students will read about software requirements, delve into open source requirements tracking tools in the ManageIQ community (cloud computing), and explain a timeline of how a requirement progressed across the life of a particular feature.

ManageIQ, requirements, foss2serve.org
Software Design Architecture Comparison

Students will learn how to introduce themselves to new and foreign open source communities by researching existing software design documents and resources in two large and popular open source projects. Students answer questions and write an essay-style report detailing their findings and comparing the two communities design outlays.

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Test Driven Development

Students will follow and implement a beginner level java-based Test Driven Development (TDD) approach with JUnit in the Eclipse IDE. First, they create a test case that fails, then they start creating mock code, and finally a simple piece of code that allows their test to pass.

, , , Eclipse, Java, JUnit, foss2serve.org
UML a Project

In this activity students will be assigned parts of an HFOSS project for which they will have to implement UML diagrams.

, , HFOSS, UML, foss2serve.org
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