Last Update: November 6, 2017
|Email:||[yzheng at umkc dot edu] To ensure a response, please include "5553" in the subject line.|
|Office Hours:||Thursday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm.|
|Lectures:||Tuesday/Thursday, 4pm - 5:15pm. Katz Hall-Room 206.|
|1||Aug 22, 2017||Course Introduction||[PW92], [GS94], Chapter 2|
|Aug 24, 2017||Software Architectures in Context|
|2||Aug 29, 2017||Architecture Recovery|
|Aug 31, 2017||Group Presentation #1|
|3||Sep 5, 2017||Designing Architectures||[Par72], [CRW01], Chapter 4|
|Sep 7, 2017||Designing Architectures, continued|
|4||Sep 12, 2017||Architecture Styles|
|Sep 14, 2017||Group Presentation #2|
|5||Sep 19, 2017||Architecture Modeling||[MT00], [FGH06], Chapter 6|
|Sep 21, 2017||Architecture Description Languages (ADLs)|
|6||Sep 26, 2017||ADLs, continued|
|Sep 28, 2017||Group Presentation #3|
|7||Oct 3, 2017||Midterm Review|
|Oct 5, 2017||Midterm Exam|
|8||Oct 10, 2017||Implementing Architectures||[ACN02], [ZT12], Chapter 9|
|Oct 12, 2017||Implementing Architectures, continued|
|9||Oct 17, 2017||Architecture-Implementation Conformance|
|Oct 19, 2017||Group Presentation #4|
|10||Oct 24, 2017||Domain-Specific Software Engineering||[KKL+98], [KAK08], Chapter 15|
|Oct 26, 2017||Product Line Architectures - Modeling|
|11||Oct 31, 2017|
|Nov 2, 2017||Project Presentation I|
|12||Nov 7, 2017||Product Line Architectures - Implementation|
|Nov 9, 2017||Group Presentation #5|
|13||Nov 14, 2017||WWW, REST, and Web Services||[BCL+94], [FT02]|
|Nov 16, 2017||REST I||Project Checkup I (5%)|
|14||Nov 21, 2017||Thanksgiving Break (No Class)|
|Nov 23, 2017|
|15||Nov 28, 2017||REST II||Project Checkup II (5%)|
|Nov 30, 2017||Group Presentation #6|
|16||Dec 5, 2017||Course Review|
|Dec 7, 2017||Project Presentation||Project Final Deliverables (10%)|
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 500 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%
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