MET CS 665 SC1 -- Design Patterns and Components -- Summer 2003
(Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:30 PM, Room STH B19, School of Theology, 745 Comm. Ave.)


Suresh Kalathur, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Boston University Metropolitan College
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Course Overview

The course covers extensively the Gang of Four design patterns. UML notation for class diagrams and interaction diagrams will be reviewed. Advanced Java concepts like J2EE, Enterprise Java Beans, and J2EE patterns will also be covered in the course. Components and component architecture will be reviewed using both Sun's and Microsoft's technologies.
All programming examples for the lectures will be in Java. Students have the choice to use Java, C++, or C# for their programming assignments. There will be at least three programming assignments, an in-class Mid Term (open), an in-class presentation topic, and a Final programming project.

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Course Schedule

Lecture Day Topics Notes
1 May 27 Introduction, Object Oriented Design, UML Notation, Design Patterns Overview, Some case studies HW1 Assigned
2 Jun 3 Creational Patterns
3 Jun 10 ... Creational Patterns, Structural Patterns HW1 Due, HW2 Assigned
4 Jun 17 Structural Patterns
5 Jun 24 Behavior Patterns HW2 Due, HW3 Assigned
6 Jul 1 ... Behavior Patterns
7 Jul 8 Mid Term HW3 Due, Final Project Assigned
8 Jul 15 Components, Component Models, Enterprise Java, J2EE Architecture
9 Jul 22 J2EE Patterns
10 Jul 29 Case Studies, Struts Framework
11 Aug 5 Microsoft COM, DCOM, .NET Framework
12 Aug 12 Microsoft Assemblies Final Project Due

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Course Grading

The actual grade will be determined based on the performance in the home works, mid term, class presentation, and the final exam. The percentage of each component relative to the total grade is: Homeworks (30%), Mid Term (30%), In Class Presentation (10%), and Final Project (30%)