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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 Diego B

Nov 13, 2017

This is great! I really enjoyed this course!

By Marius F

Dec 20, 2020

really learning new and interesting things

By Neha S

May 31, 2018

ultimate course material. learned a lot.

By Tan Z

Apr 20, 2020

Greate course, it gives you good tools.

By Seraphin A

Jun 28, 2018

To me it's a 100% rating just on point

By Farouk S

Oct 2, 2020

Nice and organized course. Well Done!

By K. S b

Nov 8, 2019

it was really fun learning the course

By Gabriel J G

Dec 22, 2018

Excelente curso!!!, felicitaciones!!!

By Bruno M

Mar 16, 2020

Great course learn't allot from it.

By K R

Mar 18, 2019

esay way to learn design patterns

By Cesar H

Nov 18, 2019

Very helpful course. Thanks!


Apr 4, 2019

Great explanation of concepts

By Xinhe L

Sep 15, 2018

Very very good 4 week course!

By Yariel I R

Apr 1, 2018

very good of software design

By Light0617

Nov 25, 2018


I learnt a lot!

By R A O F

Feb 9, 2020

Very very very good ...

By Samila R B S

Apr 6, 2019

Very good. I recommend.

By Razvan U

Dec 16, 2018

Good stuff, thank you !

By Syd A

May 6, 2020

Nice and informative

By Zayar T (

May 1, 2018

Really Great Course

By Adilbek T

Apr 28, 2020

Full of knowledge!

By Erick P P

Jun 14, 2019

Excellent course.

By Thiru S

Apr 9, 2018

good descriptions

By Barış K B

Nov 28, 2020

It was amazing !

By Stanislav

Apr 28, 2020

Very Good Course