5041.22 - Design Patterns with Java

Course number
Design Patterns with Java
Object-oriented programming with Java (Java 2), or other OOP programming language.
To introduce design patterns, which are general solutions to common object-oriented design problems. The use of design patterns enhances the re-usability of both design and code, and this shortens the development time and leads to better and more robust programs.
- Object-oriented terminology, relations between types, interfaces, and classes, - UML-notation, - Different categories of design patterns, - Common design patterns from the different categories, - Implementation of design patterns in Java, - The SOLID principles as landmarks to good programming habits.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, examples, exercises, and home assignments.
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes After the course the student must be able to: - identify and describe a double-digit number of the most usual design patterns, - explain when and how they can be used to solve common design problems, - interpret graphical specifications of design patterns in UML, - select and justify a design pattern for a given design problem, - customize design patterns for current applications, - implement treated design patterns in Java.
Assessment method
Assessment method Compulsory exercises to be evaluated as passed/not passed and a written exam to be evaluated according to the 7-point scale as the final grade for the course. Please note: All the exercises must be submitted in appointed times in order to be eligible to for the exam.
Marking scale
Compulsory Title: Head First Design Patterns - Building Extensible & Maintainable Object-Oriented Software Authors: Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson Publisher: O'Reilly Media, 2nd edition, December 2020, or later ISBN-10: 149207800X, ISBN-13: 978-1492078005). Optional Title: Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software Author(s): Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional, October 1994, or later ISBN: 0201633612 Possibly supplementary material to be handed out during the course.
Hilmar Simonsen