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Building Distributed Systems

Spoken Language

Course will be in English, as long as there is someone who officialy does not understand Estonian (Erasmus students).
Materials and code is always in English.

People

Lead by Andres Käver andres.kaver

Assistant Teachers (& uni-id):

  • Kerman Saapar kesaap
  • Mikk Raba mikk.raba
  • Elina Antanova elanto
  • Pavel Volkov pavolk

Grading

  • 20p theoretical quiz – on paper (or in moodle when needed), multiple choice questions, no outside help .
  • 30p practical exam - everything is allowed
  • 50p home project – no teams
  • 0-50: FAIL, >50: 1, >60: 2, >70: 3, >80: 4, >90: 5
  • Every grade part has >50% requirement

Notes about grading

  • Home assignment grade can’t be higher than practical examination
  • How could you do your homework at max, and then fail practical exam?

Home project

  • 50 points
  • No official teams - project presentation is individual
  • Final project defence – 20 points
  • X milestones, every milestone gives 30/X points
  • X – is anywhere from 1 - 20
  • Every milestone has deadline, every day over deadline removes 10% of this deadlines points
  • you can plagiarize everything, referencing the source of code is not mandatory

  • 1 member teams + teacher/TA’s

    • No running away of learning it all
    • Medium complexity projects (pizza ordering with cost splitting, home meal planner)
    • Practical (your own) project is highly recommended!
Danger

Do not leave all work for the last week! It's too much to get it done in few days.

  • End result:

    • Deployed ASP.NET Core REST backend (Azure/Aws/…)
    • Client application in your own chosen environment (JS or server based web-app, or desktop, or …) – deployed into different domain
    • Role based granular access (Users and Roles)
  • Project evaluation

    • Teacher/TA's are like an angel investors
    • Your project does not have to be ready for worldwide full production usage.
    • But it must be at level, where potential investor would understand, that you and your work is good enough for seed investment (or hiring you)

Misc

Student projects (all grading is based on git history and content) https://gitlab.cs.ttu.ee

Git repo has to be named
icd0021-21-22-s

Please add teacher and all TA's as developers into your git repo.

Put README.md in root folder, with your name, uni-id and student code

Course demos
https://gitlab.akaver.com/taltech-public/distributed-21-22-spring

Do not forget to add .gitignore to your repository. You can use these:
Visual Studio .gitignore
JetBrains Rider .gitignore

Varia

  • App architectural structure (The Flower)
  • How to share work between different courses (JS, ASP, Mobile, Hybrid)
  • Quick demo