Guide to Efficient Software Design
- Hardcover: 519 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (February 10, 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3030285006
- ISBN-13: 978-3030285005
Guide to Efficient Software Design: An MVC Approach to Concepts, Structures, and Models
This classroom-tested textbook presents an active-learning approach to the foundational concepts of software design. These concepts are then applied to a case study, and reinforced through practice exercises, with the option to follow either a structured design or object-oriented design paradigm. The text applies an incremental and iterative software development approach, emphasizing the use of design characteristics and modeling techniques as a way to represent higher levels of design abstraction, and promoting the model-view-controller (MVC) architecture.
Topics and features: provides a case study to illustrate the various concepts discussed throughout the book, offering an in-depth look at the pros and cons of different software designs; includes discussion questions and hands-on exercises that extend the case study and apply the concepts to other problem domains; presents a review of program design fundamentals to reinforce understanding of the basic concepts; focuses on a bottom-up approach to describing software design concepts; introduces the characteristics of a good software design, emphasizing the model-view-controller as an underlying architectural principle; describes software design from both object-oriented and structured perspectives; examines additional topics on human-computer interaction design, quality assurance, secure design, design patterns, and persistent data storage design; discusses design concepts that may be applied to many types of software development projects; suggests a template for a software design document, and offers ideas for further learning.
Students of computer science and software engineering will find this Guide to Efficient Software Design textbook to be indispensable for advanced undergraduate courses on programming and software design. Prior background knowledge and experience of programming is required, but familiarity in software design is not assumed.