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About the Course

This course takes Java beginners to the next level by covering object-oriented analysis and design. You will discover how to create modular, flexible, and reusable software, by applying object-oriented design principles and guidelines. And, you will be able to communicate these designs in a visual notation known as Unified Modelling Language (UML). You will be challenged in the Capstone Project to apply your knowledge of object-oriented design by evolving and documenting the Java codebase for an Android application with corresponding UML documentation. After completing this course, you will be able to: • Apply the Class Responsibility Collaborator (CRC) technique to analyze and design the object-oriented model for a problem. • Explain and apply object-oriented modeling principles and their purpose (e.g., abstraction, encapsulation, decomposition, generalization). • Explain and apply different types of inheritance • Explain the difference between association, aggregation, and composition dependencies. • Express object-oriented models as Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagrams. • Translate between UML class diagrams and equivalent Java code. • Apply design guidelines for modularity, separation of concerns, information hiding, and conceptual integrity to create a flexible, reusable, maintainable design. • Explain the tradeoff between cohesion and coupling....

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Aug 5, 2020

Great course to learn the concepts of Software Designing and how it is used in real business scenarios. This course is indeed very helpful for aspiring product developers who aim to be an architect.

Jan 10, 2021

Great course to learn the concepts of Software Designing and how it is used in real business scenarios. This course is indeed very helpful for aspiring product developers who aim to be an architect.

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By Ahmed M

Aug 18, 2018

The course content is good. The presenter is good,too.

But the discussion forums need monitoring from the staff, as there were many questions with no answers. Some of these questions are crucial for student's understanding of the material.

By Ximena L G

Oct 18, 2018

good material to refresh OOD but I think the Android project to practice its a bit too much and not sure if you really show that you understand design patterns.

By Danilo C D C J

Sep 28, 2020

Not really ideal for learning OOP fundamentals when Android studio is involved.

By Filipe T A

Oct 5, 2018

The material is good but the assignments are poorly created...

By David L

Apr 26, 2020

Lectures were information light, excercises where ok

By Patty E

Nov 26, 2017

The Android exercises were far off topic.

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By Gregory P

May 19, 2021

Content was good, but the assignments are not. The final capstone assignment is largely a copy-paste exercise from a line-by-line tutorial, based on an Android app. Those without expertise in Android will find themselves having to learn that first, even though it should be unnecessary given the content. The assignment does not actual demonstrate any of the concepts from the class. Peer discussion forums are almost entirely people asking for reviews rather than any meaningful discussion.

By Vera K

Jan 25, 2021

I've expected more from Coursera. This particular course contends more outdated information, weird questions that are not going to help in the real-life daily job. Week 4 which is supposed to be the big project contains a lot of copy-paste and all thinking activity how to use Android studio. Knowledge of UML diagrams was not tested, all code that supposed to be written by a course listener was already provided, no thinking was required. Disappointed

By ammar y

Jan 9, 2021

Poorly prepared course very boring material and grading system is awful you must grade three other student tasks and they must grade you so in case you all missed something you all pass from tasks but a fake pass because you are all missing something Coursera peer grading system is the worst I have ever seen

By Manjunath D

May 22, 2018

Not happy with the examples are given and not more interactive one .

By Luis A S S

Aug 13, 2020

software tools were not clearly specified before take this course, after they have talked about java as prerrequisite for this course and finally final exams are using android platform wich is not the best option for windows since this software is hanging almost all the system

By María L A

Dec 27, 2017

Honestly, this course is very poor and doesnt gives you necessary tools to model a object oriented solution in UML. The exercises need to be more real , what i mean is there isnt any code to help us to understand the real application of UML in POO.

By Pradeep

Oct 21, 2020

Please don't take this course. The course assignments and materials except video is completely broken. There are so many things which doesn't make sense with other.

By Manuel H

Feb 3, 2021

don't waste your money. Watch talks on youtube, you will gain more from a 1h talk at a conference than 10h from this course

By Sanket D P

Aug 31, 2020

Plz do unenroll