The reading assignments will involve both reading material in the book and studying the source code accompanying the book, on the CD. I will be posting this code on the course site this coming weekend, about July 14th. But in addition, there will be important material that I will cover in class that you will be responsible for. The only way to learn this material is to come to class. I will be clear in outlining the important topics in email and/or on the web, but I will not be producing slides or lengthy material. Many of the concepts I discuss are readily available in a variety of books and, to a lesser extent, on the web.
As of July 9th: You should be reading Chapter 1 and carefully reading Chapter 2 on UML diagrams. Plus, I have an entire section of the site devoted to UML which you should look over, but you are not required to read all that web material. You should read about the basic factory in Chapter 3. Since your Projects, for the week of July 15th involve the Singleton Pattern and either the Abstract Factory or Builder Pattern you'll need to study the corresponding chapters, Chapter 6 and either Chapter 5 or Chapter 7.
Coming up: We will be moving on to Section 3 of the book, but only with a heavy dose of lecturing from me about a variety of important OO Design topics.
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