"Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Systems for design and implementation
Hours: C+S+L
Teaching Staff in Charge
Lect. LAZAR Ioan, Ph.D.,  ilazarcs.ubbcluj.ro
Lect. KOVACS Lehel,  klehelcs.ubbcluj.ro
Lect. OLTEAN Mihai, Ph.D.,  molteancs.ubbcluj.ro
Asist. MOLDOVAN Grigoreta Sofia,  grigocs.ubbcluj.ro
Asist. PETRASCU Dragos,  petrascucs.ubbcluj.ro
At the completion of this course, the students will be able to:
a) have a systematic knowledge concerning application development methodologies
b) be familiarized with the modern concepts and preocupations in the field of developing application software
c) know the use of computer-aided software development tools
1. Visual programming. Rapid Application Development Tools (Microsoft, Borland)
2. Computer Aided Software Engineering tools (CASE tools)
3. Application architecture
n-tier applications
Client-server applications
Distributed applications
Persistent frameworks
Data access objects
Multithread applications
Markup languages: XML
4. Applications interoperability
Proxy pattern
Object access protocols (SOAP)
Message oriented applications
5. Java platform
Database access using Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
Remote method invocations (RMI)
Packages for XML and SOAP
6. Microsoft platforms
Component Object Model
COM servers
XML and SOAP libraries
7. Application presentation tier in browsers
HTML documents
Script languages: JScript, VBScript
XML document processing
1. BOOCH, G.: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. Redwood City: Benjamin/Cummings, 1994.
2. BOX, D.: Essential COM. Massachusets: Addison-Wesley, 1998.
3. Java tutorial, 2004. SUN Microsystems, Inc. [http://java.sun.com/tutorial/]
4. GAMMA, E. - HELM, R. - JOHNSON R. - and VLISSIDES, J.: Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Massachusets: Addison-Wesley, 1994.
5. LARMAN, C.: Applying UML and Design Patterns: An Introduction to OO Analysis and Design, Berlin: Prentice Hall, 2000.
6. PRIETSLEY, M.: Practical Object Oriented Design. Cambridge: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
7. "Microsoft System Developer Network", 2003. Microsoft, Inc. [http://www.microsoft.com/msdn/]
8. "Online COM Tutorial", 2004. Develop Mentor, Inc. [http://www.develop.com/]
9. XML, SOAP, RMI Topics, 2002-2004. JavaWorld magazine. [http://www.javaworld.com/]
The final assessment method is an exam. There will be two parts:
a written part (consisting of a minicase study),
and a practical part (consisting in a partial implementation of the minicase model).
The final mark (on a ten points scale, one point by default) will be obtained as:
A. Lab activity: 5p
B. Written exam (on paper): 2p
C. Practical exam (at computer): 3p