CS414 2008


General Information






CS414: Object Oriented Design
Distance Learning Section
Fall 2008
Course Supervisor: Dr. Sudipto Ghosh

The objective of the course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the underlying foundations of object-oriented design and analysis and the current state of practice. Object-oriented analysis involves developing conceptual models of the problem domain of a software product. Object-oriented design involves developing models of the software solution to the problem clarified during analysis, and constructing programs that implement the design models. A fundamental objective of the course is for students to learn to think in terms of objects, so that they can identify the objects in a system and assign responsibilities to system components.

During the course, students will learn to analyze problems and develop conceptual models, generate designs from the models, and write program code that implements the designs. Students will also learn to evaluate and improve object-oriented models and code. They will use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to develop object models, and Java to implement the designs. The course will also introduce some facets from agile programming: very short software build cycles, and test-first programming.

The topics covered in this course are listed below (subject to change, not in exact order, as time permits):

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design.
  • Problem Analysis.
  • Conceptual Modeling.
  • System Behavior modeling.
  • Software Architecture.
  • Design modeling --- Cycle 1.
  • From design to code --- Cycle 1.
  • Java coding style & idioms.
  • Cycle 2 Analysis & Design.
  • Design patterns and refactoring.

For information on prerequisites, instructor's biography, and important notices, please click on General Information.

From August 25, 2008, login to the password-protected RamCT CS-414 home page for course materials and to take part in the course.

What's New?

June 17: Website under construction

All pages except "Materials" are under construction. If you would like to visit the website from Fall 2007 when the course was taught by Dr. James Bieman, please click here.

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Last updated: July 8, 2008