Gold CoastSession 2,3Session 2,3
OnlineSession 2,3Session 2,3

Unit description

Studies the technology of services provided by cloud providers with a view to select appropriate services and develop programs that use their programming Applications Programming Interfaces (API).  Allows students to analyse and contrast security, performance and privacy implications of service providers. 

Unit content

  1. API's for cloud services
  2. Developing client apps and cloud based code with API's for cloud services
  3. Cloud service models
  4. Cloud performance issues and performance management in cloud applications
  5. Security and privacy concerns in cloud system development.

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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Session 3

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Programming and report25%
Exam: closed book50%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Programming and report25%
Exam: closed book50%

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