Course Location
ECCS 1B12
Course Time
TR 12:30 PM  01:45 PM
Topics
What's New
Schedule
Bibliography
Lectures
Homeworks
Related Materials
Contact Information
Evaluation Criteria

What's New
Sunday, May 4, 2003
8:00 PM
I have finished calculating the final grades for the inclass students. 31 students took the class. The average score was 427 out of 500, which is 85% and earns a final grade of B. The lowest score was 266. The highest score was 478. The most common score (the mode) was 470 points. The median was 436. Finally, the standard deviation was 45 points.
I will be submitting final grades tomorrow. They should be available in the PLUS system later this week.
6:37 PM
I have finished grading the final for inclass students. 31 students took the test. The average score was 131 out of 150 (87%). The lowest score was 67. The highest score was 148. The most common score (the mode) was 142 points. The median was 136. Finally, the standard deviation was 19 points.
I will be placing the graded finals in ECOT 717 by Monday afternoon. Simply stop by and ask the admin for your test.
Thursday, April 24, 2003
10:10 AM
Lecture 30 is now available.
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
10:30 AM
Naim Al Khatib provided a set of scanned images of the structure diagrams of all the design patterns covered in the design patterns lectures. These will be useful to those students who are working on homework 5 without access to the Design Patterns book. See the Related Materials section of the website for a link to the images.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003
11:07 AM
Lecture 29 is now available.
Sunday, April 13, 2003
4:28 PM
Homework 5 is now available.
Saturday, April 12, 2003
1:34 PM
Lectures 27 and 28 are now available.
Thursday, April 3, 2003
10:51 AM
Lecture 24 is now available. Thanks to our guest lecturer, Randall Bryant, for making the slides available!
Monday, March 31, 2003
1:17 PM
Vincent Gravdahl sent in an excellent pointer to information on ResponsibilityDriven Design. Thanks!
Friday, March 28, 2003
6:09 PM
Lecture 23 is now available.
Thursday, March 27, 2003
2:48 PM
Homework 4 is now available.
2:02 PM
Lectures 25 and 26 are now available. These lectures make reference to some example code. That code is available in the Related Materials section of this website.
Note: I skipped Lecture 23! I will be making it available soon!
Also Note: Lecture 24 is going to be a guest lecture. I will let you know if the guest speaker makes slides available.
Saturday, March 22, 2003
10:04 AM
I have updated the Related Materials section of the website (scroll down to bottom of the page to see the new links) to point at information sent in by John Pritchard and Randell Rivadeneira. Thanks very much for the links!
Friday, March 21, 2003
6:10 PM
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Two weeks after spring break, I will be in Florida attending the CHI 2003 conference. As such, I will have to pretape Lectures 23 and 24 (the design pattern lectures). I will be taping Lecture 23 on Monday, March 31st, at 8:30 AM in room 1B12. I will be taping Lecture 24 on Wednesday, April 2nd, at 11 AM in 1B28. If you can make it to these "outside normal hours" sessions, then please do. Otherwise, you can see the lectures when they normally would have been held, since CATECS will simply play the tapes to students who show up on April 8th and April 10th. CATECS students will continue to receive their tapes as normal, in the normal order. Let me know if you have any questions.
6:00 PM
I have finished grading the midterm for CATECS students. 12 students took the test. The average score was 117 out of 150 (78%). The lowest score was a 93. The highest score was 133. The most common score (the mode) was 128 points. The median was 121. Finally, the standard deviation was 13 points.
Combining the results from inclass and CATECS students, we get the following stats: 44 students took the test. The average score was 122 out of 150 (81%). The lowest score was an 86. The highest score was 140. The most common score (the mode) was 124 points. The median was 124. Finally, the standard deviation was 14 points.
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
10:00 AM
I have finished grading the midterm for inclass students. 32 students took the test. The average score was 123 out of 150 (82%). The lowest score was an 86. The highest score was 140 (two students achieved this score!). The most common score (the mode) was 124 points. The median was 125. Finally, the standard deviation was 14 points.
CATECS STUDENTS: I have received all but one of the midterms from CATECS students. My goal is to have your exams graded by Thursday.
Friday, March 14, 2003
5:15 PM
Lecture 20 is now available. Lecture 20 makes reference to some example code. That code is available in the Related Materials section of this website.
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
5:15 PM
Lectures 18 and 19 are now available.
Saturday, March 8, 2003
2:52 PM
Lecture 17 is now available. Its a bit long, so it will probably spill into Thursday! (But what else is new??!)
12:26 PM
Two Big Updates!
 I have updated the schedule to reflect my planned topics/activities for the rest of the semester. Be sure to check it out!
 Homework 3 is now available! Its officially assigned on Tuesday, but get a head start on it now!
I will be making next week's lectures available soon!
Monday, February 24, 2003
12:54 AM
Lecture 14 is now available.
Friday, February 21, 2003
2:20 PM
Lecture 13 is now available.
Thursday, February 20, 2003
12:14 AM
Lecture 12 is now available!
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
11:45 AM
Lecture 11 is now available. Sorry for the delay...its a long story! :)
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
5:13 PM
Lecture 10 is now available.
Saturday, February 8, 2003
4:47 PM
Lecture 9 is now available. The usecase examples referenced in the related materials section of the website has also been updated.
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
12:11 PM
Homework 2 is now available.
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
2:55 PM
My student, Susanne Sherba, sent me an updated view of the Rational Unified Process that I'll be using in future versions of lecture 3. I wanted to link to it, and, if someone reminds me, I'll discuss it in an upcoming lecture.
Sunday, January 26, 2003
5:40 PM
Lectures 7 and 8 are now available.
Sunday, January 19, 2003
11:30 AM
Lectures 5 and 6 are now available.
Sunday, January 19, 2003
4:35 PM
I have posted two quotes from Ken MacLeod's book "Cosmonaut Keep." The next two lectures are quite full, so I probably won't have time to discuss them in class. Enjoy!
3:46 PM
Lectures 3 and 4 are now available.
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
1:35 PM
I had it right! During lecture 1, I tried to remember the name of the inventor off SmallTalk and came up with Alan Kay, and then doubted myself. I had it right, it was Alan Kay!
Friday, January 10, 2003
5:50 PM
Lecture 2 is now available.
4:23 PM
Lecture 1 and Homework 1 are now available.
Thursday, January 9, 2003
5:31 PM
The "Evaluation Criteria" link now works. This page describes the point breakdown for the class.
The class website is now initialized! Stay tuned for the first lectures and the first assignment! I'm looking forward to a good class this semester!
5:19 PM
A link to my contact information is now provided on the "Contact Information" page. (Imagine that!)
5:05 PM
The "Bibliography" link now works. This page provides information about the course's two textbooks.
4:44 PM
A place holder page for the "Homeworks" link is now in place. The first homework will be posted to this website by Monday, January 13th.
4:36 PM
A place holder page for the "Lectures" link is now in place. The first and second lecture will be posted to this website by Monday, January 13th.
4:24 PM
The "Related Materials" link now works as well as the "Schedule" link. Quick note about the schecule: The current schedule is based on the set of topics and assignments that I used in the Spring 2002 version of this class. I reserve the right to slightly change the topics covered; the main change will come after the midterm when discussing OO design, since I was unhappy with Maciaszek's treatment of that topic. He does a great job with analysis, however!
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
4:50 PM
The CSCI 6448 class website for Spring semester 2003 is coming online. I will be rapidly updating the site over the next few days. Currently, most links will generate 404 errors...but that will be fixed soon. Stay tuned!
