Last Update: January 15, 2018
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|Office Hours:||Thursday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm.|
|Lectures:||Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30AM - 12:45PM. Haag Hall-Room 315.|
|1||Jan 16, 2018||Course Introduction||[PW92], [GS94], Chapter 2|
|Jan 18, 2018||Software Architectures in Context|
|2||Jan 23, 2018||Architecture Recovery|
|Jan 25, 2018||Group Presentation #1|
|3||Jan 30, 2018||Designing Architectures||[Par72], [CRW01], Chapter 4|
|Feb 1, 2018||Designing Architectures, continued|
|4||Feb 6, 2018||Architecture Styles|
|Feb 8, 2018||Group Presentation #2|
|5||Feb 13, 2018||Architecture Modeling||[MT00], [FGH06], Chapter 6|
|Feb 15, 2018||Architecture Description Languages (ADLs)|
|6||Feb 20, 2018||ADLs, continued|
|Feb 22, 2018||Group Presentation #3|
|7||Feb 27, 2018||Midterm Review|
|Mar 1, 2018||Midterm Exam|
|8||Mar 6, 2018||Implementing Architectures||[ACN02], [ZT12], Chapter 9|
|Mar 8, 2018||Implementing Architectures, continued|
|9||Mar 13, 2018||Architecture-Implementation Conformance|
|Mar 15, 2018||Group Presentation #4|
|10||Mar 20, 2018||Domain-Specific Software Engineering||[KKL+98], [KAK08], Chapter 15|
|Mar 22, 2018||Product Line Architectures - Modeling|
|11||Mar 27, 2018||Spring Break (No Class)|
|Mar 29, 2018|
|12||Apr 3, 2018|
|Apr 5, 2018||Project Presentation I|
|13||Apr 10, 2018||Product Line Architectures - Implementation|
|Apr 12, 2018||Group Presentation #5|
|14||Apr 17, 2018||WWW, REST, and Web Services||[BCL+94], [FT02]|
|Apr 19, 2018||REST I|
|15||Apr 24, 2018||REST II|
|Apr 26, 2018||Group Presentation #6|
|16||May 1, 2018||Course Review|
|May 3, 2018||Project Presentation|
This is a research-oriented course. By research-oriented, we mean two things. (1) Some of the concepts, notations, and technologies that we will be learning in this course are research results, and may not have been widely used in industry. (2) The way we learn them is close to how people do research in the area of software architecture and design. Specifically, we will be reading research papers, analyzing the existing results, writing critiques, giving presentations, and exercising the research results with real examples. The course introduces a number of basic concepts and enabling technologies of software architecture, including architecture styles, architecture description languages, architecture-implementation mapping, and product line architectures. It also covers some advanced topics, such as the REST architecture style and Web Services. In addition, students will have an opportunity to work in groups and study the architecture of some real software systems.
The goal of this course is to (1) introduce the area of software architecture, including basic concepts and techniques; (2) improve students' technical writing and presentation skills; (3) inspire research interests in software architecture. The course primarily consists of three parts: lectures, assignments, and a class project. Each is briefly described below.
Lecture. Lectures will be given on a regular basis with slides provided. All the materials are from the textbook listed below and the research papers included in the course reading list. Class attendance is mandatory, and students are highly encouraged to participate in class discussion.
Assignment. Every two weeks, two research papers from the course reading list will be assigned for students to read. Each student is obliged to write a short analysis of these assigned papers. The analysis should be about 800 words long, and focuses on your own assessment of the papers. After that, students will give an oral presentation in class about their critique of the papers. Each presentation is ten to fifteen minutes long, and is done in groups (around two people each group).
Project. The project covers the technical part of this course. Students will use the techniques they learned from this class and work on some real software systems. Again, the project is done in groups (same group as your presentation). More details about the project are to come.
Richard N. Taylor, Nenad Medvidovic, and Eric M. Dashofy. Software Architecture: Foundations, Theory, and Practice. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN-10: 0470167742; ISBN-13: 978-0470167748. 2010.
Final Exam: 20%
Class Project: 30%
The UMKC academic honesty policy applies.
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