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Software Construction: Data Abstraction

Learn powerful data abstraction and decomposition techniques to build large, complex programs.

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Software Construction: Data Abstraction
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Software Construction: Data Abstraction

Learn powerful data abstraction and decomposition techniques to build large, complex programs.

Software Construction: Data Abstraction
6 weeks
8–10 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available
Enrollment closed
Future dates to be announced

About this course

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This is the third course in the Software Development MicroMasters program. You will learn how to build larger and more complex software systems using the Java programming language.

The course begins with the topic of data abstraction - from specification to implementation. Particular attention is given to how to write robust tests using JUnit. Then the course expands on these ideas to explore how type hierarchies and polymorphism can be used to decrease redundancy in your code. The course wraps up with a discussion of how to design robust classes.

By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in designing software in Java, and be ready to move onto Software Construction: Object-Oriented Design, where you will learn more complex design patterns and principles designing object-oriented programs.

Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructors and staff.

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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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What you'll learn

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  • How to read and write Java programs
  • How to test Java programs with JUnit
  • To build larger software systems using abstraction and decomposition
  • How to specify, implement, use and test a data abstraction

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