|Instructor(s)||Almhana, Rafi (ralmhana)|
|Meeting Times||Tuesday 5:30pm - 8:30pm|
|Fulfills||Elective Specialization - Software Engineering (SE-1) Specialization - Software Engineering (SE-2)|
This course concentrates on three major themes: Software Architecture, Object Oriented Analysis and Domain-Driven Design, and Methodology. The bulk of the course will involve advanced concepts in Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Domain-Driven Design (OOAD/DDD). The methods we will study include Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Domain-Driven Design, and the Unified Modeling Language (UML). While the focus of the course is on current best practices in designing object-oriented software, the general theme of the course is coming to terms with complexity in software systems and domains.
This course focuses on principles, concepts, processes, methods, and best practice models that are implemented with (most) any object-oriented programming language. Code examples that illuminate key concepts in OO design will be provided in various OO languages (Java, C++, C#, Smalltalk, Python, Common Lisp Object System (CLOS)) in order to further illuminate the concepts being discussed. For example, we will see how Python, Java, C++, and CLOS, implement, say, polymorphism, with distinctive hermeneutical and pragmatic significance. However, it is the concepts that are central, not their particular language implementations. A primary focus of the course will be to come to terms with many common patterns in software design, which provide proven and repeatable templates on which to base implementations.
Tentative Weekly Course Schedule
Exercises: Students will be expected to complete:
The Object-Oriented Thought Process By Matt Weisfeld
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship By Robert C. Martin
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software By Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides
Head First Design Patterns By Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson
Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design By Brett McLaughlin, David West, Gary Pollice
Grades are not curved in this class, and instead are based on the sum of all points students have earned on their participation, exercises, and final project:
Exercises are due the day before the class. Late Exercises are accepted but penalized 1 point per hour.
Students must be fluent in at least one programming language, preferably an object-oriented language.
This course requires competency in Unix and Linux. Please plan to attend the MPCS Unix Bootcamp (https://masters.cs.uchicago.edu/page/mpcs-unix-bootcamp) or take the online MPCS Unix Bootcamp Course on Canvas.
This class is scheduled at a time that conflicts with these other classes: