IN5320 – Development in platform ecosystems
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.
After you have completed this course you:
- will have an understanding of the socio-technical complexity related to large-scale information systems that span several use-cases and contexts.
- can reflect on how platform architectures and ecosystems might enable development of applications that are sensitive to local requirements within a larger system.
- will have insights on web development, software platforms, RESTful web services and APIs.
- can prototype and develop apps for a software platform.
- will have experience with developing software in a team.
Admission to the course
The course number is limited to 100 students
If the number of enrolled students is higher than 100, they will be ranked as followed:
- Master students at the Department of Informatics who has the course approved in their study plan
- Master students of the Design, Use, Interaction master program.
- Master students at the Department of Informatics
Recommended previous knowledge
IN1000 – Introduction to Object-oriented Programming, IN1010 – Object-oriented Programming or similar programming experience is expected.
IN1050 – Introduction to Design, Use, Interaction, IN1060 – Use Oriented design, INF3290 – Store og komplekse informasjonssystemer (continued) or a fundamental understanding of socio-technical complexity and user involvement in design is beneficial but not required.
- 10 credits overlap with INF5750 – Open Source Development (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with INF9750 – Open Source Development (discontinued).
2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of assignment training per week, and 2 hours of plenary exercise in selected weeks of the semester. Mandatory assignments must be completed during the course. Rules for mandatory assignments.
Note that attending the first lecture is mandatory.
Individual deliverables (pass/fail), group project with oral exam (40% of grade) and individual written exam (60% of grade).
Deliverables, group project and individual exam each has to be passed, and passes in the same semester, to pass the course.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.