• Introduction to Design Patterns: Creational & Structural Patterns
    • Design patterns help to solve common design issues in object-oriented software. You will learn what they are and how they can be applied. In this module you will learn the creational and structural design patterns. You will continue to learn and practice expressing designs in UML, and code some of these patterns in Java.
  • Behavioural Design Patterns
    • You will continue learning useful design patterns and add them to your toolbox. In this module, you will learn the behavioural patterns. This will include communicating them in UML and coding them in Java!
  • Working with Design Patterns & Anti-patterns
    • You will learn a design pattern that is very useful for user interfaces: model-view-controller, or MVC. Then you will learn some principles underlying the design patterns, to create software that is flexible, reusable, and maintainable. Finally, you will learn some of the symptoms of bad design, which we call code smells or antipatterns.
  • Capstone Challenge
    • In the previous modules, you were introduced to a variety of design patterns, and applied two of these to the example Android code base. Now, in the final module of the course, you will identify and fix specific code smells in this code base. After completing these tasks, you will be ready to complete the final exam.