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Guide to Efficient Software Design

An MVC Approach to Concepts, Structures, and Models

Authors: Voorhees, David P.

  • Presents software design as an important step in developing software, regardless of the software development process used
  • Emphasizes model-view-controller (MVC) as an underlying architectural principle
  • Provides numerous classroom-tested discussion questions, hands-on exercises, and illuminating case studies to help students to improve their practical programming skills
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About this Textbook

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 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.

About the authors

Dr. David P. Voorhees is Director of Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Software Applications & Systems Development, and McDevitt Associate Chair of Computer Science in the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, USA.

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 13, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28501-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: February 14, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28500-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Efficient Software Design
Book Subtitle
An MVC Approach to Concepts, Structures, and Models
Authors
Series Title
Texts in Computer Science
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28501-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28501-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28500-5
Series ISSN
1868-0941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 519
Number of Illustrations
194 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
Topics