Software Design Methods and Tools

Coursera Software Design Methods and Tools

Platform
Coursera
Provider
University of Colorado System
Effort
2-3 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Since many software developers are compulsive coders, they have created software over the years to help them do their job. There are tools which make design and its associated tasks easier. The course introduces some basic tools and techniques to help you with design. Tools aren’t always tangible, however. The last two lessons of this course discuss questions of Ethics in software development. The purpose here is, as with tools, to equip you to better carry our your responsibilities as a designer. Students will be required to have a prior knowledge of writing and delivering software and some programming knowledge in java.

Syllabus
General Design Notions
What is in a design and an introduction to hierarchical design representations.

Dynamic and Algebraic Designs
Hierarchical design which shows data flow, and rigorous, formally provable methods of design representation.

UML Tools
An introduction to IBM Rhapsody, a UML modeling tool.

Unit Testing
An introduction to the use of JUnit which performs unit testing for Java software.

Ethics
Unusual situations in a project in which you may find yourself, and what to do about them.

Final Exam
A comprehensive course assessment comprising of 5 quizzes. Each assessment contains a randomized set of questions from different modules of the course.

Taught by
Albert Glock
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