This course explains advanced techniques for object oriented programming and software design.


Date Info
06/06/2007 The project textis available.
15/02/2007 Classes will start on tuesday 27/ in the LID laboratory.

Course schedule

Lectures will take place at the Mathematics department, according to the following schedule:

Day Hour Place
Tuesday 13:30 - 16:30 LID
Thursday 13:30 - 15:30 aula 9

Any change to the schedule will be announced in class and published in paragraph News of this page.

Office hours

Via e-mail. It is possible contact the teacher by e-mail, taking care to read in advance the guide prepared by Prof. Sebastiano Vigna and clearly specifying in the message the course name and the academic year. In particular, students are encouraged to always use their academic address (i.e. based on the domain signing with name and student ID number and recalling that the response time may vary depending on the teacher commitments.

Course material

The part on design patterns is based on the book: Partha Kuchana, Software Architecture Design Patterns in Java, Auerbach Publications (ISBN: 0849321425).

The part on the Java Collections Framework is based on the tutorial from Sun.

The part on introspection is based on the tutorial from Sun.

The part on concurrent programming is based on the tutorial from Sun.

The part on SWT is based on the tutorials about basic widgets and layout managers from the University of Manitoba.

The part on MVC is based on the initial part of Building Graphical User Interfaces with the MVC Pattern, although the code shown in class implements the same examples using different techniques and exploiting the SWT library. The used widgets are explained in the tutorial about advanced widgets from the University of Manitoba.

The part on serialization is based on the tutorial from Sun.

The part of generics is based on the basic and advanced tutorials from Sun.

The part on networks programming is based on the first three sections of the tutorial from Sun.


The course explains the topics listed in the lecture calendar, covering the textbook contents in chapters 2, 10-20, 22-26, 29-36, as well as in the tutorials listed in section Course material.

Lectures calendar


Within the laboratory, network is only available through a proxy. This requires the JVM used in order to run the code to be launched using the options -Dhttp.proxyHost= -Dhttp.proxyPort=3128. The lectures calendar is based on Google calendar and is accessible also through feed, iCal and Web.

Exam modalities

The exam consists in the implementation of an individual project, to be presented by appointment.