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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. :)


Mar 17, 2022

The course and the instructor was so good. The curriculum was well designed and of appropriate length. I really enjoyed and learnt skills that I would be able to apply while developing real software

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By Reda R

May 6, 2018

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

By Lorenzo V

May 1, 2020

Thanks for this opportunity. I think it will be usefull for my job.

By Emin M

Mar 12, 2022

This course teaches about all deep knowledge of Design Patterns.

By Toufeeq

Oct 19, 2018

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

By Ahmed E S A H

Dec 10, 2017

Missing Course note PDF to review the course materials

Thank you

By Mohamed A A

Dec 14, 2019

it's very good course with nice topics and very good examples

By Sayan D

Jun 24, 2020

A great well-designed course to start with design patterns.

By KhW W

Jun 16, 2020

really awesome. I learn a lot more about design pattern

By Saurabh

May 22, 2020

The course was good but it should have more assignments

By Paúl A

Apr 22, 2018

Excelent course really didactic, and easy to inderstand

By Jorge A G S

Feb 28, 2021

Extremely useful for anyone involved in coding tasks.

By david a

May 7, 2019

really good content, well presented. Good videos too.

By Serdar S

Jul 15, 2020

Thanks to both University of Alberta and Coursera!..

By Subramanya S

May 4, 2020

Beautiful course explained with practical examples.

By Samine

Dec 3, 2019

Real Life Examples helps a lot in clearing concepts

By Elizabeth K

Jun 5, 2022

​Fun course and I learned a lot. Highly recommend!

By Daniele G

Jan 7, 2021

Very nicely and useful course! Highly recommended!

By Cristóbal A S V

Apr 12, 2020

very good course and informative i learned a lot

By Mohamed A

Dec 21, 2019

good course but lacks more practical assignments

By Hala H

Mar 28, 2022

Amazing course.It helped me so much, thank you.

By Alex K

Apr 15, 2020

Amazing and realy useful! Strongly recommended!

By Mehul N

Apr 10, 2020

Best course available on this particular topic

By andres a

Jul 15, 2018

Excellent place to start a better coding style

By Yeskermes S

Nov 10, 2021

The best course for learning Design Patterns

By Amr H G

Nov 9, 2019

Amazing course to start learn design pattern