[December 1, 2002] Today's lecture notes are now available. Please also check your recorded scores... I've sent email with the details.
[November 25, 2002] I've granted an extension to the due date on the implemenation assignment, but at the penalty of reducing the maximum possible score for that assignment from 7 to 5. Details are in the email sent to the course mailing list. There will NOT be an extension granted for the testing assignment.
[October 3, 2002] You can find some very helpful guidelines for the composition of good email messages here, courtesy of Ellen Strenski in the UCI writing program.
[September 29, 2002] Would you like to add this class? So would about 110 other people (literally). The room capacity is 190. Currently there are 175 people enrolled. I will therefore sign in a total of 15 people. Priority will be given as follows: (A) ICS majors who are seniors; (B) non-ICS majors who are both seniors and ICS minors; (C) ICS majors who are juniors. Before I sign an add card you must complete, sign, and return to me this form no later than Wednesday, October 2nd. Give me the form, a filled in add card, and I will process the submissions. Signed add cards will be available Friday, October 4th, from my office (in the bin on the outside of my door).
From the UCI Catalog:
Introduction to the concepts, methods, and current practice of software engineering. The study of large-scale software production; software lifecycle models as an organizing structure; principles and techniques appropriate for each stage of production. Laboratory work involves a project illustrating these elements.
Prerequisite: ICS 23 with a grade of C or better.
In addition to the skills and concepts introduced in previous classes, students should have these computing skills when they enter the class (or learn them independently in the first week of the quarter):
The instructional objectives for the course are as follows:
|Week||Date||Lecture topic||Schedule items||Assignments||Readings (all from Sommerville, unless noted otherwise)|
|1||September 30||Introduction (the slides as of 10/2/02 are now here... a revision of the previous posting)||Chapter 1. Skim 2. All of 3, but with more attention to the first 2 subsections. Skim 4|
(continuation of the lecture notes associated with the first lecture, above)
and here's the slides I used for my keynote talk at STRAW '01
|Requirements assignment issued||Chapters 5, 6 (lighter), and 7.|
Requirements Engineering (URL here is to Sommerville's slides from his Chapter 7)
|3||October 14||Architectures||Chapters 10 (key), 11 (a little lighter), and 14.|
Requirements assignment due
Design assignment issued
|--||October 23||Design, continued from Monday.||examples of module descriptions|
|5||October 28||Design & Review|
|--||October 30||Mid-term Exam||Here's last year's midterm exam and solution notes.|
|6||November 4||UI Design (these are Sommerville's slides, which I'll be using)|
|--||November 6||Continuation of UI Design|
|7||November 11||No class||Veteran's Day||Pages 452-457 provide good material on integration testing. This is part of chapter 20, which is on the schedule below.|
|--||November 13||Integration testing and Implementation issues|
Design (Arch and module interfaces) due .
Implementation assignment issued.
|8||November 18||Testing||Chapters 19 and 20.|
|--||November 20||Testing, continued|
|9||November 25||Quality assurance||
Testing assignment issued.
|See especially section 20.1.2 (since that's the technique you'll be using on the testing assignment)|
|10||December 2||Maintenance and Configuration Mgmt.||Chapter 27 and 29|
|--||December 4||Course Review||Testing assignment due on December 4th|
|Exams||December 13||FINAL EXAM||1:30p.m. 3:30p.m.|
Aggregate grade for the project: 45%.
The project consists of four assignments. Their relative weighting (as a percentage of your final grade) is as follows:
Architecture and module interfaces (assignment)
|| Testing assignment
Specific assignments will be placed on the web, giving the assignment, the required format, and specific grading criteria.
We do not grade on a curve, meaning that we will not assert in advance that half of the class will receive grades at or below a C+, and half above that. Grading is done based on mastery of the material as exhibited in the exams and the project. If everyone masters the material very well, then everyone will get an A. On the other hand, if no one were to master the material at all adequately, then everyone would receive an F.
NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED, unless you have a legible excuse from a physician, an extreme family emergency, or unless you are willing to accept an extreme penalty with respect to your assignment's grade.
Check this web site regularly. This is the definitive location for course information. Announcements concerning assignments will be made here. The course mailing list will also be used to make announcements, provide instructions, and so on. The course mailing list will be "read only" from the student's perspective. I.e. the instructor, TA, and readers can post messages to the list,but not students. If you ask one of us a question whose answer is relevant to the rest of the class, we'll post the appropriate material to the list.
Any email that you send in conjunction with this class must be sent from a UCI account. That is, if you want any response or action taken, then you must use your UCI account to send the email. Email from yahoo, hotmail, juno, cox, or any other non-UCI site will be ignored.
All computing will be done on the department's NT machines.
You may use another computer to produce the documents you turn in. (No handwritten assignments allowed).
All implementation work will be done in Java.
Please use the computing equipment or instructional purposes only. Also watch out on the social subtleties of electronic mail.
Any student who feels he or she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss his or her specific needs. Also contact the Disability Services Center at (949) 824-7494 as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implementationed in a timely fashion.