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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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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.

AS

Apr 01, 2018

Its a wonderful course for all the software engineers who use object-oriented paradigm for software application development.

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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 Mohan K

Nov 27, 2018

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

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 Light0617

Nov 25, 2018

wonderful!

I learnt a lot!

By Sandor W

Nov 26, 2018

Not great for last minute preparation. Missing some design patterns out of the 23 patterns.

By Razvan U

Dec 16, 2018

Good stuff, thank you !

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 Flavio S d S

Mar 30, 2019

Great!

By Moussa D

Mar 19, 2019

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

By Heena H

Feb 08, 2019

wonderfully explained, with rememberable examples. very well documented.

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 K R

Mar 18, 2019

esay way to learn design patterns

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 Gabriel J G

Dec 23, 2018

Excelente curso!!!, felicitaciones!!!

By Andres D A A

Jul 15, 2018

Excellent place to start a better coding style

By LIU X

Sep 16, 2018

Very very good 4 week course!

By Toufeeq

Oct 19, 2018

Needs more focus than the first course but is totally worth it.

By Ebrahim A

Aug 03, 2018

you can just open the video to look to the beautiful instructor lady and how can she simplifies everything

By Thiru S

Apr 09, 2018

good descriptions

By Tirumalesh B

Jun 13, 2018

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

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.