|Office Hours:||M-F, 2-3 PM; or by arrangement|
|Class Location:||KEC 119|
|Class Times:||MWF 9:00-9:50 [Section 101],
MWF 1:00-1:50 [Section 102]
This course describes the software development process in detail, including the software life cycle and models of software development; requirements analysis and software design techniques, such as SADT and Jackson Design Methodology; techniques for software quality assurance, including design reviews, testing, metrics, and an introduction to program verification; and software project planning, organization, and management. Students will be expected to participate in a team-programming project.
CS 201 or IFS 201 with a grade of 2 or higher
Kent Beck and Cynthia Andres, Extreme Programming Explained, 2nd ed.
Martin Fowler, UML Distilled, 3rd ed.
Brett D. McLaughlin, Gary Pollice, and David West, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis & Design
The overall goals of this course are to explore the issues surrounding "real world" software development, and to learn how to work effectively with the people involved in a software project.
The course will heavily emphasize discussion and participation. As such, I expect you to attend class and participate fully in the in-class activities. Repeated absences or failure to participate will negatively affect your grade.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Grades are assigned on a 100-point scale:
Numeric Range Letter Grade 90-100 A (4.0) 85-90 B+ (3.5) 80-85 B (3.0) 75-80 C+ (2.5) 70-75 C (2.0) 60-70 D (1.0) 0-60 F (0.0)
Your overall grade for the course will be determined as follows:
Please check the course web page, http://faculty.ycp.edu/~dhovemey/spring2011/cs320/, regularly for important announcements.
Reading assignments will be posted on the course web page. I expect you to do the reading before class. When I give a lecture, I will assume you have done the reading. I encourage you to use class time to ask questions about parts of the reading you did not understand to your satisfaction.
Assignments will be posted on the course web page, http://faculty.ycp.edu/~dhovemey/spring2011/cs320/.
Assignments will be submitted using the server https://camel.ycp.edu:8443. You will receive an email containing the username and password you should use for this server.
The college catalog states the following:
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated at York College. Academic dishonesty refers to actions such as, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of research, falsification of academic documents, etc., and includes all situations where students make use of the work of others and claim such work as their own.
Please refer to the college catalog for an explanation of the official college policies relating to academic integrity.
The following policy pertains to homework and graded (individual) programming assignments in this course:
All homework assignments and graded (individual) programming assignments are to be completed individually. I encourage you to discuss high level concepts and strategies with other students, but any work you submit must be yours alone.
Direct copying of code or other work from other students, web sites, or other sources is absolutely forbidden under any circumstances.
Any sources (books, websites, articles, fellow students, etc.) that you consult in completing an assignment must be properly acknowledged. In general, I strongly discourage you from using any resource not explicitly listed in the course syllabus or on the course web page. When you work on a programming assignment, it must be your program, not your adaptation of someone else's program.
In order to receive credit for an individual homework assignment or programming assignment, you must submit a signed attestation confirming that you completed the assignment on your own, and did not copy any code or other material from any person or source.
You are allowed to (and expected to) work with the members of your team on team project(s).
Quizzes and exams must be completed individually.
Any violation of the course's academic integrity policy will be referred to the Dean of Academic Affairs, and could have consequences ranging from a 0 on an assignment to dismissal from the college.
Late assignments will be marked down 10% per day late. No credit is given for assignments turned in more than 3 days late.
No make-up exams will be given without approval of the instructor prior to class unless proof of extreme emergency or illness is provided.
I expect you to attend class and participate regularly in class discussions. If you miss a class, please notify me in advance. You are responsible for all material covered in class, regardless of whether or not you were present. If you attend and participate in class regularly, you can expect to receive full credit (10% of the course grade) for attendance and participation. Frequent absence and/or lack of participation in class discussions will reduce the credit you receive for attendance and participation.
You are responsible for keeping up with the reading assignments as described in the schedule below.
I expect you to conduct yourself as a professional in this course. Professionalism includes:
I reserve the right to enforce this code through the York College Code of Student Conduct.
While York College recognizes students’ need for educational and emergency-related technological devices such as laptops, PDA’s, cellular phones, etc., using them unethically or recreationally during class time is never appropriate. The college recognizes and supports faculty members’ authority to regulate in their classrooms student use of all electronic devices.
York College recognizes the importance of effective communication in all disciplines and careers. Therefore, students are expected to competently analyze, synthesize, organize, and articulate course material in papers, examinations and presentations. In addition, students should know and use communication skills current to their field of study, recognize the need for revision as part of their writing process, and employ standard conventions of English usage in both writing and speaking. Students may be asked to further revise assignments that do not demonstrate effective use of these communication skills.
This schedule may be subject to minor changes. Any changes will be announced in class and also be posted on the course web page.
Key to reading assignments:
|Week 1: Jan 17-21||No class Mon||Introduction||HFOO, Appendix ii|
|Week 2: Jan 24-28||Elements of a Software Project||HFOO, Chapter 1
UD, Chapter 2
|Week 3: Jan 31-Feb 4||Requirements Gathering
Handling Changing Requirements
|HFOO, Chapter 2
UD, Chapter 9
HFOO, Chapter 3
|Week 4: Feb 7-11||Object-Oriented Analysis||HFOO, Chapter 4
UD, Chapter 3
|Week 5: Feb 14-18||Object-Oriented Design||HFOO, Chapter 5|
|Week 6: Feb 21-25||OOD (cont'd)
GUIs, Human-Computer Interaction
|Week 7: Feb 28-Mar 4||Winter break, no class|
|Week 8: Mar 7-11||GUIs, HCI (cont'd)|
|Week 9: Mar 14-18||Team project impl.
|HFOO, Chapter 8|
|Week 10: Mar 21-25||Iterating and Testing
|HFOO, Chapter 9|
|Week 11: Mar 28-Apr 1||Software Development Tools|
|Week 12: Apr 4-8||Extreme Programming (XP)||XPE, Chapters 1-7|
|Week 13: Apr 11-15||Team Project|
|Week 14: Apr 18-22||No class Fri||Team Project|
|Week 15: Apr 25-29||No class Mon||Team Project|
|Week 16: May 2-6||No class Fri||Team Project, Course Wrap-up|