This introduction to the engineering of computer applications emphasizes modern software engineering principles with a focus on the first three of the four “D’s” of development: Design, Develop, Debug, and Deploy . Using these key topics, particular focus will be on good programming style and the built-in facilities of the Java language. Learn why programming requires a much higher level of artistry than simply the science of syntax.
- Object-oriented design
- Programming Assignments (7)
- Section Participation
- Midterm Exam
- Final Exam
Students will be required to develop software applications, primarily using the Java programming language.
3.0 - 5.0
Students enrolling under the non degree option are required to take the course for 5.0 units.
Students will be use a special version of the Eclipse development environment, written specifially for use in this class. There are PC, Macintosh and Linux versions of the software. Installation instructions are available in the Downloading Eclipse handout. Additionally, you will need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed on your computer. Links to the software are below:
- Stanford Eclipse for Windows
- Java 1.6 JRE installer for the PC
- Stanford Eclipse for Macintosh OSX
- Your Mac should come with Java. However, run the "Software Update" utility (in the Apple menu) to make sure you have the most recent version.
- Stanford Eclipse for Linux
- Download Java 1.6 from Sun's website
This is an introduction to software development. No prior programming experience required.
We highly recommend watching the course preview to ensure you have the requisite background and understand the scope of material covered.
Tuition & Fees
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