6.005 Elements of Software Construction, Fall 2008
Author(s)Jackson, Daniel; Miller, Robert
Elements of Software Construction
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This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques of software development that have greatest impact on practice. Topics include capturing the essence of a problem by recognizing and inventing suitable abstractions; key paradigms, including state machines, functional programming, and object-oriented programming; use of design patterns to bridge gap between models and code; the role of interfaces and specification in achieving modularity and decoupling; reasoning about code using invariants; testing, test-case generation and coverage; and essentials of programming with objects, functions, and abstract types. The course includes exercises in modeling, design, implementation and reasoning.
software development, java programming, java, invariants, decoupling, data abstraction, state machine, module dependency, object model, model view controller, mvc, client server, eclipse, junit, subversion, swing, design, implement, midi player, sat solver, photo organizer, testing, coverage, event based programming, concurrency