Advanced application development in a current object-oriented language. Introduction to the software life cycle, best programming practices, and modern development tools. Prerequisites: CS 2121 and CS 2123 (Data Structures).
Class Web Page: http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~cs3443
Lecture Time and Place:
MW 12pm-1:55pm, NPB 1.202
Dr. Amanda Fernandez
Amanda dot Fernandez at utsa dot edu
Office Hours: MW 2pm-3pm, or by appointment. NPB 3.214
Kumar Thummapudi (kumar dot thummapudi at my dot utsa dot edu)
Office hours: TBA, at the TA table in the CS Main Lab (NPB 2.118)
Midterm Exam: Monday July 2nd, 2018 (in class)
Final Exam: Tuesday August 14th, 2018 10:30am-1:00pm
All exams are held in the same classroom as the lecture.
No materials or electronics will be permitted at exams. Collaboration on exams is strictly prohibited and in violation of academic integrity policies.
There are no make-up exams available, unless coordinated with your instructor 1 week in advance of the midterm or 1 month in advance of the final. Students must attend the exams for the section in which they are enrolled. Contact the instructor in advance if other arrangements need to be made.
Java 9 for Programmers, by Paul Deitel and Harvey Deitel
We will not follow the book chapter-by-chapter, but rather use it as a reference. See the tentative schedule for a listing of chapters related to each topic.
Please note that the previous edition (Java SE8 for Programmers) has a different chapter ordering and fewer resources for JavaFX, a required topic of this course. Therefore this version is not recommended.
CS 2123/2121 Data Structures
The course catalog lists CS 3443 as a prerequisite for several courses, including CS 3723 Programming Languages, CS 3733/3731 Operating Systems and CS 3773 Software Engineering.
Tentative Grading Policy:
Weeks Topics 1-5 control, parameter passing, arrays, ArrayLists, Strings classes, objects, variables, constructors, methods encapulation, inheritance, abstract classes, interfaces, polymorphism 6-10 GUI, graphics, components and containers, event-driven programming UML class diagrams, model-view-controller begin team project, present project designs 11-15 collections, generics, exception handling, files advanced topic such as threads or databases finish team projects, present team projects
The course will be using Blackboard (http://utsa.blackboard.com/) for grade reporting, program submissions and online quizzes.
Students are required to sign in on the attendance sheet prior to the start of each lecture for which they are in attendance.
If you will miss a lecture do not email your instructor unless you will be missing several due to a university-sanctioned excuse. Instead, check Blackboard for updates and follow up with a classmate for missed content.
There will be 9 quizzes administered online through Blackboard.
Late quizzes will not be accepted. As all quizzes are posted in advance, no extensions will be provided.
There will be several labs due throughout the semester. You must upload the deliverables for each lab in Blackboard by the due date to receive credit for the exercise.
Late labs will be subject to a 10% penalty per day late, unless prior arrangements have been made with your instructor.
Each team will consist of 4-5 students. Each project will be an independent GUI application designed and developed by the team members, using Java, JavaFX, and the MVC design pattern. The teams will use source control (Git) for their code.
Common Syllabus Information
Common syllabus information and links can be found at http://provost.utsa.edu/syllabus.asp.
The integrity of a university degree depends on the integrity of the work done for that degree by each student. The University expects a student to maintain a high standard of individual honor in his/her scholastic work.
You must write your own code. Because patterns of cheating do not always become apparent until after several labs have been completed, you should be aware all of your submissionss are available to your instructor on Blackboard.
Further information on UTSA's policies regarding academic dishonesty can be found in UTSA's Student Code of Conduct, Section 203.