Software Design

Course number: 
CIS 3238
Fall 2016

C- or better in: CIS 2168 Data Structures and CIS 3207 Introduction to System Programming and Operating Systems

Christensen. Flexible, Reliable Software Using Patterns and Agile Development. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9362-9
Horstmann. Object-Oriented Design & Patterns. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-0-471-74487-0
Topics covered: 
The broader topics covered in this course introduces the students to the following topics and to demonstrate their practical application.
  • Graphic User Interface
  • Access to Database
  • Remote Procedure Calls (RPC)
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML)
  • Threading
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Design Patterns
  • Test Driven Development
To provide practical experience in using modern software development tools to perform the following tasks
  • Project Management
  • Version Control
  • Build
  • Test
  • Issue Tracking
Course goals: 
Provides direct experience in the design, development, documentation, testing and maintenance of medium size software projects, in the use of modern software problem solving abstractions and solution patterns, and in the use of software development environments. This course is the capstone of the programming course sequence. By its very nature, the capstone course is a method of summative evaluation. It provides a forum that allows an instructor to assesses the student’s overall collegiate learning experience. 
Attendance policy: 
Attendance to all meetings of the class is mandatory
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities: 
Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability, including special accommodations for access to technology resources and electronic instructional materials required for the course, should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation by the end of the second week of classes or as soon as practical. If you have not done so already, please contact Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to learn more about the resources available to you. I will work with DRS to coordinate reasonable accommodations for all students with documented disabilities. (
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