Software Design Methodology

From Principles to Architectural Styles


  • Hong Zhu, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Software design methodology has come a long way since the 1960s and 1970s when programmers were limited to Pascal/C and SA/SD to create systems. When creating information systems for today's world, many factors must be taken into consideration including globalization, the software lifecycle, modeling, coding, testing, and maintenance.
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Final year undergraduate/postgraduate students on software design courses in Computer Science/Information Systems departments. Also IT industry professionals on MSc conversion courses.


Book information

  • Published: March 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6075-4

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts of Design; Software Design Quality; Design Strategies and Processes; Design Methodologies; Software Architecture; Description of Software Architectures; Software Architectural Styles; Design in Different Styles; Case Study 1 Extraction of keyword vector from text; Design Spaces; Case Study 2 Design space for user interface architecture; Design by Applying Design Patterns; Case Study 3 Document editor; Analysis and Evaluation of Architectural Designs; Case Study 4 - Analysis of designs of extraction of keyword vector; Appendix A - Coursework; Part 1 - Architectural design for text wrapping problem; Part 2 - Evaluation of the designs for text wrapping problem; Appendix B - Sample solutions to the coursework; Appendix C - Selected answers to the exercises; Glossary; Index