Catholic Tech

Software Construction

Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Software Construction
    • Overview of software development life cycle
    • Introduction to software engineering principles
    • Basic concepts of software construction and code quality
  2. Software Design Principles
    • Object-oriented design principles
    • Modularization and encapsulation
    • Design patterns and anti-patterns
    • Principles of reusable and maintainable code
  3. Coding Techniques and Best Practices
    • Effective coding style and readability
    • Error handling and exception handling
    • Unit testing and test-driven development
    • Debugging and troubleshooting techniques
  4. Version Control Systems
    • Introduction to version control systems (e.g., Git)
    • Branching and merging strategies
    • Collaborative development using version control
  5. Software Development Tools
    • Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
    • Build tools and automation (e.g., Maven, Gradle)
    • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines
  6. Software Testing
    • Testing methodologies and strategies
    • Unit testing frameworks (e.g., JUnit)
    • Integration testing and system testing
    • Test coverage and code quality metrics
  7. Software Documentation and Maintenance
    • Documentation standards and practices
    • Code commenting and documentation tools
    • Software maintenance and refactoring techniques
  8. Team Collaboration and Project Management
    • Team dynamics and collaboration tools
    • Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban)
    • Project planning and tracking
    • Code review and peer programming


The course syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any modifications or updates will be communicated in advance.