Chapter 16 topics:

  • Define and describe total cost of ownership. List at least 10 items to consider when determining a data center’s total cost of ownership.
  • Define and describe a capital expense. How are capital expenses different from operational expenses?
  • Define and describe economies of scale and provide a cloud-based example.
  • Define and describe “right sizing” as it pertains to cloud computing.

 Chapter 17 topics:

  • Compare and contrast functional and nonfunctional requirements and provide an example of each.
  • Discuss why a designer should avoid selecting an implementation platform for as long as possible during the design process.
  • Discuss various trade-offs a designer may need to make with respect to nonfunctional requirements.
  • Discuss why the system maintenance phase is often the most expensive phase of the software development life cycle.

Chapter 18 topics:

  • Using Yahoo! Pipes, create a pipe that displays the names of pizza restaurants within a given zip code.
  • Using Google App Engine, create a page that displays the following Python script:
    • print “Content-type: text/htmlnn”
    • print “<html>Cloud Computing, Chapter 18</html>”

Chapter 19 topics:

  • Define scalability.
  • List five to ten potential relationships that align with the Pareto principle, such as how 80 percent of sales come from 20 percent of customers.
  • Compare and contrast vertical and horizontal scaling.
  • Explain the importance of the database read/write ratio.

 Chapter 20 topics:

  • List and describe five ways you think the cloud will change the future of TV.
  • List and describe five potential uses for intelligent fabric.
  • List and describe five ways the cloud will influence the mobile application market, or vice versa.
  • Discuss the importance of HTML 5.