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About the Course

This course extends object-oriented analysis and design by incorporating design patterns to create interactive applications. Through a survey of established design patterns, you will gain a foundation for more complex software applications. Finally, you will identify problematic software designs by referencing a catalog of code smells. You will be challenged in the Capstone Project to redesign an existing Java-based Android application to implement a combination of design patterns. You will also critique a given Java codebase for code smells. After completing this course, you will be able to: • Demonstrate how to use design patterns to address user interface design issues. • Identify the most suitable design pattern to address a given application design problem. • Apply design principles (e.g., open-closed, dependency inversion, least knowledge). • Critique code by identifying and refactoring anti-patterns. • Apply the model-view-controller architectural pattern....

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ZP

Sep 18, 2019

I have never had a chance to study CS at the university so I am always looking for ways to improve my knowledge - to keep up with fellow programmers. And this course met my requirements perfectly. :)

AG

Jun 22, 2019

The course is a really good introductory course for beginners to understand new concepts and for intermediates to refresh basic software design patterns and anti-patterns.

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By Xavier J

Jan 31, 2018

Tying the assignments to an Android Studio project was overkill; the same principles could have been demonstrated with a SIMPLE java application.

By Vladimir K

Mar 25, 2019

Overall, a good course. The only (HUGE) drawback is that your assignments are being checked by students, who often have no clue what they are grading.

By Matteo L

Nov 12, 2017

Content is ok but doesn't go in detail and often just scratch the surface.

Exercises instead are quite poor. Many errors in the UML diagrams and code examples.

By Mohan K

Nov 27, 2018

Very very useful to both academician and industry professionals..Thanks Coursera and University of Alberta

By Razvan U

Dec 16, 2018

Good stuff, thank you !

By Mwenemwami D B

Mar 18, 2019

Good course, really loving this specialization though I am a bit behind with progress as I wasnt well

By K R

Mar 18, 2019

esay way to learn design patterns

By Moussa D

Mar 19, 2019

Very good course to get a first and clear grasp of various different pattern

By Gabriel J G

Dec 23, 2018

Excelente curso!!!, felicitaciones!!!

By Flavio S d S

Mar 30, 2019

Great!

By RANJITH R

Apr 04, 2019

Great explanation of concepts

By Samila R B S

Apr 06, 2019

Very good. I recommend.

By Sanele

Apr 07, 2019

Amazing course

By Eduardo I

Jan 24, 2019

Great course, I find very useful and clear explanation about the patterns, principles and code smell, with ti has diagrams and code to explain great all the topics

By Heena H

Feb 08, 2019

wonderfully explained, with rememberable examples. very well documented.

By Andres D A A

Jul 15, 2018

Excellent place to start a better coding style

By Ahmed E S A H

Dec 10, 2017

Missing Course note PDF to review the course materials

Thank you

By neha

May 31, 2018

ultimate course material. learned a lot.

By Edgar B

Apr 16, 2018

Nice, well explained useful design pasterns.

By Zayar S T

May 01, 2018

Really Great Course

By Patty E

Nov 27, 2017

Good real world examples of when and how to apply common design patterns.

By Reda R

May 06, 2018

It is very informative course, and the quizzes are very interesting.

By Anushiya S

Feb 18, 2018

Good Explanation

By Paúl A

Apr 23, 2018

Excelent course really didactic, and easy to inderstand

By Tirumalesh B

Jun 13, 2018

The course is very good. It deals with many design patterns and also anti-patterns.