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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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Sep 17, 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. :)

Oct 26, 2020

This course was not easy, especially when you have zero knowledge on subject. But it is very helpful subject and will certainly be a plus for you career in software development.

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By mai d t

Jul 7, 2020

very intersting

By Богдан Х М

Jun 6, 2020

Cool teachers))

By Hamed F A

Feb 9, 2021

very very good

By Sanele M

Apr 6, 2019

Amazing course

By Oleksandr P

Apr 13, 2020

Great Course!

By Pierluigi I

Oct 3, 2019

High quality!

By Chandan K S

Nov 25, 2020

great course

By Jubydull

Aug 23, 2020

Great course

By Mallikarjun S A

May 1, 2020

Good Course

By Padmashree N S

Apr 3, 2020

Nice Course

By Mohammed B

Mar 29, 2020

very useful


Jan 9, 2020

good course

By Malykhin N

Oct 11, 2019

good course

By Mohd I K

Jul 5, 2019

Great work!

By Christophe N

Dec 30, 2020

Very Good


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By Thành N K

Sep 11, 2019

so useful

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By Azadeh R

Sep 30, 2018

All in all, it was a good course. However, there were some issues. Firstly, the course notes was full of errors. Secondly, the projects did not always run immediately with the newest version of android sdk and tools. I am not so familiar with android, and each time I had to fight a few hours with these kinds of errors. The third issue was that the rubrics were not precise enough sometimes. For example, some students fulfilled the points in the rubric, but they had not addressed the issues in the assignment correctly.

Thank you for effort, and hope you can address the issues above to improve the course in the future.