Spring 2018 - CMPT 373 D100

Software Development Methods (3)

Class Number: 12452

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SUR 5360, Surrey

    We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SUR 5360, Surrey

  • Instructor:

    Nick Sumner
    wsumner@sfu.ca
    778-782-7592
    Office: SUR 4146
  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 213 and (CMPT 276 or 275).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Survey of modern software development methodology. Several software development process models will be examined, as will the general principles behind such models. Provides experience with different programming paradigms and their advantages and disadvantages during software development.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course exposes students to modern software development practices. Several software best practices will be introduced. Students will gain experience with different programming methodologies and their advantages and disadvantages during software development. The course is principally a laboratory course, with lectures, discussions, exercises, and project homework to supplement the laboratory work. Students will work in groups of roughly eight individuals on term projects assigned by the instructor. Projects will be implemented using C++, developed for and using a Linux oriented platform. Weekly laboratory times are for mandatory project group meetings, including meetings and code reviews with the instructor. The primary goal of the laboratory work is to correctly follow and understand the development practices for the project. Students are marked individually depending on their adherence to the model and contribution to the project. Students should expect to participate in class discussions and to give an informal presentation regarding their project or assigned specialty.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

- Best practices: design patterns, refactoring, language-specific issues, programming by contract
- Agile software development: extreme programming, Scrum, test-driven development
- Managing complexity and designing maintainable software
- Software-engineering tools and environments
- Software development process models: component-based development, iterative processes

Grading

  • To be discussed the first week of classes. This course involves substantial programming contributions to a group project.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Book:
Working Effectively with Legacy Code, Michael Feathers, Prentice Hall, 2005, 9780131177055

REQUIRED READING:

Code Complete, 2nd Edition, Steve McConnell, Microsoft Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780735619678

Registrar Notes:

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