Object-oriented Programming, Introduction (OPI), Fall 2008
This is the course page for Object-Oriented Programming, Introduction.
Practical and administrative matters
- Newsgroup: see below.
- NOTE: first week (Mon 25 Aug + Wed 27 Aug) lectures are 16:00 - 18:00 and three are no labs. Mon 25 Aug and Wed 27 Aug we are in 3A 12.
- Lectures: Monday 13:30-15:30 (3A 12), Wednesday 13:30-15:30 (3A 12).
- Exercise labs: Monday 16-18 (Rooms 3A 50 + 3A 52), Wednesday 16:00-18:30 (Rooms 3A 50 + 3A 52).
- The course period is 16 weeks half time (15 ects). The course will consist of approximately 12 weeks of lectures and four weeks project work.
- 13 out of 15 mandatory exercises must be handed and passed satisfactorily to attend the exam. The project work counts for 4 mandatory exercises (so you must hand in the project work to attend the exam). You are allowed to work in groups to solve the excercises, but each individual student must write his/her solution up individually and hand it in by him/herself.
- Students are expected to attend the lectures and make use of the labs.
- Exam: 4 hours written exam, paper and pencil, date 2009-01-08.
- Last years exam can be found [here] and [here]
Topics and tentative plan
- Below is a tentative plan.
|35||Mon 25 Aug||LB||Intro + Blue J||ch. 1||No labs|
|35||Wed 27 Aug||JT||Using Objects||ch. 2 (- 2.8, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13)||No labs|
|36||Mon 01 Sep||JT||Impl. Classes||ch. 3 (- 3.6, 3.9)||Exercises: P1.1, P1.5, P1.6, R2.3, R2.5, P2.3, P2.4, P2.10|
|36||Wed 03 Sep||JT||Data Types||ch. 4||Exercises: R3.5, R3.6, R3.8, P3.1, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4, P3.6, P3.11|
|37||Mon 08 Sep||JT||Decisions||ch. 5 (- 5.5)||Exercises: R4.4, R4.6, R4.8, P4.1, P4.4, P4.6, P4.11, P4.14, R4.9, R4.11, R4.16, R4.13,|
|37||Wed 10 Sep||JT||Iteration||ch. 6 (- 6.5, 6.6, 6.7)||Exercises: P5.2, P5.3, P5.8, P5.9, R5.1, R5.6, R5.8, R5.13,|
|38||Mon 15 Sep||JT||Array and Array Lists||ch. 7 (- 7.8)||Exercises: R6.2, R6.3, R6.5, P6.2, P6.4, P6.5, P6.7, P6.8|
|38||Wed 17 Sep||JT||Order-a-lecture: We'll revisit troubled spots from the first 6 lectures according to popular demand. So please let me know what you would like to see. Also QUIZ with spectacular prize!||Math.round and rounding errors. Lifetime and scope of variables. Objects and object references. A look at the main method.||Exercises: catch up with earlier exercises|
|39||Mon 22 Sep||JT||Recursion||ch. 13||Exercises: R7.1, R7.2, R7.3, R7.4, R7.11, R7.17, P7.1, P7.2, P7.3, P7.4, P7.5, P7.6|
|39||Wed 24 Sep||JT||Sorting|| ch. 14: 14.1 - 14.5
|Exercises: R13.2, R13.4, R13.8, P13.1, P13.4, P13.6, P13.7, P13.13|
|40||Mon 29 Sep||LB||Searching||ch. 14: 14.6 - 14:8||Exercises: P14.1, P14.3, P14.4, P14.12, P14.13, P14.14|
|40||Wed 01 Oct||LB||Data Structures Intro||ch. 15||Exercises: continue with the earlier ones|
|41||Mon 06 Oct||LB||Generics||ch. 17 (- advanced topic 17.1)||Exercises: R15.1, R15.2, R15.3, R15.4, R15.5, R15.8, P15.2, P15.4, P15.5, P15.11, P15.14|
|41||Wed 08 Oct||LB||Review||Exercises: continue with the earlier ones|
|43||Mon 20 Oct||LB||Designing Classes||ch. 8 (- 8.10)||Exercises: R17.1, R17.2, R17.3, P17.1, P17.2, P17.3, P17.7, P17.8|
|43||Wed 22 Oct||LB||Interfaces||ch. 9 (- 9.5)||Exercises: R8.1, R8.4, R8.19, P8.1, P8.2, P8.3, P8.5, P8.8, P8.11|
|44||Mon 27 Oct||CS||Inner Classes||ch. 9 (9.6)||Exercises: R9.3, P9.5, P9.6, P9.7|
|44||Wed 29 Oct||CS||Inheritance||ch. 10 (- 10.9, 10.10, 10.11)||Exercises: R9.13, R9.18, P9.13, P9.16|
|45||Mon 03 Nov||CS||Exceptions||ch. 11||Exercises: R10.3, R10.4, R10.8, P10.4, P10.5|
|45||Wed 05 Nov||AB||Graphics||2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 3.9, 9.6-9.10, 10.9-10.11||Exercises: R11.8, R11.15, R11.19, P11.4, P11.7, P11.11|
|46||Mon 10 Nov||CS||Object-Oriented Design||ch. 12||Exercises: R2.11, P2.13, P3.18, R9.22*(optional), P9.21, R10.18, P10.16, P10.17|
|46||Wed 12 Nov||CS||Threads||ch. 20||Exercises: catch up|
|47||Mon 17 Nov||CS||Graphics||ch. 18||Exercises: R20.2, R 20.8, P20.1, P20.4, P20.7|
|47||Wed 19 Nov||CS||Class Invariants and Contracts||Exercises: R18.3, R18.14, P18.1, P18.3, P18.7, P18.9|
|48||Mon 24 Nov||AB||Project (Othello)||see below||Project|
|49||Mon 01 Dec||AB||Project (Othello)||see below||Assignment 1 (Board structure)|
|50||Mon 08 Dec||AB||Project (Othello)||see below||Assignment 2 (Human Player)|
|51||Wed 17 Dec||AB||Project tournament, at the scroll bar at 14:30||Assignment 3 (Computer Player)|
The project is about implementing an Othello program (also known as Reversi). The official page of the project, with the latest versions of all the material, is there. You can also access directly the project description and the code base or code zipped or jar file.
There won't be a meeting on Monday 15th, but instead a tournament with the artificial players in the scroll bar at 14:30 on Wednesday 17th of December.
There is a newsgroup for this course, where students can post and answer questions to each other. The teaching assistent will also read and answer questions once or twice every week. You can subscribe via your email program (for example Mozilla Mail), there is a folder called news.itu.dk, and the newsgroup is called it-c.courses.SOPI.
Literature and materials
- Cay Horstmann: Big Java, 3rd Ed., Wiley
At the exercise labs you should work on solving problems from the course material and ask questions to the teaching assistant.
You should hand-in the mandatory assignments by 13:30 in the pidgeon hole outside wing 1C on Mondays, according to the plan below. Assignments are handed in on paper. You don't have to typeset your answers, but you should have tested all the code you submit. The hand-in should contain: a title page with the name of the course, and your name and a “report” with comments to your solution and program code. All pages including the title page should be stabled together. The assignment will be evaluated as either pass or fail. If it fails, you need to hand in a description on what did not work in the code and show an example of how you could make it work, this needs to be done within one week (otherwise if in doubt ask the Teacher assistant).
- 1. Hand-in on Wednesday Sep 03 at 18:30: P2.3 (either in pidgeon hole or directly to Marcus at exercise labs)
- 2. Hand-in on Monday Sep. 08 at 13:30: P3.6, P4.11
- 3. Hand-in on Monday Sep. 15 at 13:30: P5.9, P6.4
- 4. Hand-in on Monday Sep. 22 at 13:30: R7.3, P7.3
- 5. Hand-in on Monday Sep. 29 at 13:30: P13.4, P14.13
- 6. Hand-in on Monday Oct. 06 at 13:30: R15.5, P15.2
- 7. Hand-in on Monday Oct. 20 at 13:30: R17.9, P17.3
- 8. Hand-in on Monday Oct. 27 at 13:30: R8.19, P8.8
- 9. Hand-in on Monday Nov. 03 at 13:30: R9.13, P9.16
- 10. Hand-in on Monday Nov. 10 at 13:30: R10.4, P10.4
- 11. Hand-in on Monday Nov. 17 at 13:30: R20.8, P20.1
- 12. Hand-in on Monday Nov. 24 at 13:30: R11.15, P18.9
- 13. Hand-in on Sunday Nov. 30 at 23:59: Part 1 of Othello
- 14. Hand-in on Sunday Dec. 07 at 23:59: Part 2 of Othello
- 15. Hand-in on Sunday Dec. 14 at 23:59: Part 3 of Othello
- Marcus Overheu (firstname.lastname@example.org)