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Design Patterns

University of Alberta via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Software Development
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-8 hours a week
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  • Duration 4 weeks long
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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.

Taught by

Kenny Wong

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Mattneri M
1.0 a year ago
by Mattneri completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Content is ok for a beginner. Usually it just scratch the surface and doesn't go in great detail.

Exercises quality is quite poor. Many errors in the UML diagrams and code examples.
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Anonymous
4.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course combines an appreciation of the formal aspects of structuring and conducting design reviews with an exploration of the ‘softer’ skills required to ensure that reviews engage all those who need to take part and prepare them to carry out their role in a way that delivers the best possible outcomes - designs for products that better meet customer requirements and are easier and cheaper to manufacture.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is an excellent course for the individuals who are seeking to advance career in programming because design patterns are the flavor of programming and the code smells if it does not have patterns implemented.

So I would recommend everyone to take this course.
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Stefan K
5.0 4 days ago
Stefan completed this course.
It's a very good course to take if you're specializing in software architecture or just formalizing your specialization. The course details the most used design patterns then follows up with assignments and quizzes. I am very satisfied having taken this course.
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