||Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)
||Programming Methodology II: Object Oriented Programming with Java (Year 2, Term
||12 Weeks, September-December 2003 (see calendar)
Mr. G. Vogl, 077-606404, gvogl
||Process (Holistic) Goals
Content (Atomistic) Goals
- Design, code, compile, run, test, debug, modify, and document programs
- Explain and use programming concepts, algorithms and processes
- Be prepared for further study of the software development aspects of computer science
- Review basic C-like language features of Java including:
applications, variables, types, operators, expressions, statements, comments, I/O,
selection, repetition, functions, arrays, strings
- Use object-oriented features of Java including classes, inheritance, interfaces
- Use basic algorithms (recursion, searching and sorting) and data structures (stack,
- Use Java applets, GUI components (AWT and Swing), two-dimensional graphics, event
and exception handling
- Use database and networking features
The main goal of this course is to write programs. Also see the detailed list of
- An introductory first-year programming course in C++ or C.
- No prior object-oriented programming experience is required this semester (because
students learned C under the old curriculum).
- Knowledge of basic algebra and trigonometry.
- Theory sessions in the lecture hall.
Activities will include lectures, presentations, demonstrations, discussions, and
Asides will include common errors, quality tips, productivity hints, advanced topics,
historical/social background and howtos.
- Practical sessions in the B. Sc. computer laboratory.
Students will complete laboratory exercises and receive assistance with homework
assignments and programming projects.
|Tools and Materials
- Lecture notes and other documents will be put on reserve in
the library or made available for photocopying.
- Several books are currently available in the University
library, for sale in Kampala, and on-line.
- You are also encouraged to access the links to Internet
- You are responsible for obtaining a working
UMU e-mail account and Linux login.
- You will use the Linux operating system environment to develop software.
- You will use a text editor to develop source code.
Window-based editors include gedit, kedit, kwrite, kate. Text-based editors include
emacs, vi, vim, pico.
You will use an integrated software development environment (such as Kdevelop or
- You will use javac (the Java compiler) to produce executable programs.
- The instructor and system administration staff may be able to provide limited help
to install the necessary software on student personal computers, but no promises
can be made.
||See the instructor's course policies.
||12 laboratory exercises (Lab 1-12)
||5 programming assignments (Homework 1-5)
||2 programming projects (Project 1-2)