MET CS 665 -- Design Patterns and Components -- Summer 2004
(Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:30 PM, STH B19, Main Campus)


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 25 Introduction, Object Oriented Design, UML Notation, Design Patterns Overview, Some case studies  
2 Jun 1 Creational Patterns HW1 Assigned
3 Jun 8 ... Creational Patterns, Structural Patterns HW1 Due
4 Jun 15 Structural Patterns HW2 Assigned
5 Jun 22 Behavior Patterns HW2 Due
6 Jun 29 ... Behavior Patterns HW3 Assigned
7 Jul 6 Mid Term Final Project Assigned
8 Jul 13 Components, Component Models, Enterprise Java, J2EE Architecture HW3 Due
9 Jul 20 J2EE Patterns
10 Jul 27 Case Studies, Struts Framework Final Project Status Due
11 Aug 3 Microsoft COM, DCOM, .NET Framework
12 Aug 10 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%)