OOP344 - Object Oriented Programming II Using C++

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Subject Title
Object Oriented Programming II Using C++

Subject Description

This subject expands the student's skill-set in object-oriented programming and introduces the student to threaded programming.  The student learns to model relationships between classes using containers, inheritance hierarchies and polymorphism in the C++ programming language and to write C++ programs that execute on multiple threads.

Credit Status
1 Credit for CPA/CPD Diploma Students.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • design collections of model objects using sequential containers and multi-dimensional arrays to solve a systems or business problem
  • create function objects and closures to customize a programming solution for a particular application
  • model generalization and specialization using inheritance hierarchies to minimize the duplication of code
  • model polymorphic behavior using interfaces, virtual functions and templates (generics) to amplify the reusability of code
  • implement design components using algorithms from the standard template library to utilize existing technologies
  • create program components of quadratic complexity to solve non-linear problems
  • create program components using raw pointers, pointer arithmetic and smart pointers to access data in program memory
  • design multi-tasked solutions using threading libraries to improve the performance of a program

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Topic Outline

  • Introduction – 8%
    • variable and object scope
      • program, file, class, function and block scope
      • namespaces (review, anonymous, inline)
    • stages of compilation
      • pre-processing
        • macros, conditionals, pragmas
      • compilation
        • static assertions
      • linkage
        • external, internal, no linkage
      • options (g++, Visual Studio)
  • Fundamental Types – 8%
    • scalar types
      • integral representation
      • floating-point representation (IEEE 754)
      • size specifiers
      • range specifiers (signed, unsigned)
      • unicode, wide characters
    • pointer types
      • nullptr
      • generic
    • enumerations
    • synonyms
    • auto
    • storage duration and linkage (extern, static)
  • Compound Types - 8%
    • arrays
      • multi-dimensional
      • dynamic allocation
      • ragged
      • representation of matrices and vectors
    • classes
      • initializer lists
      • class variables, class methods
  • Class Relationships – 20%
    • inheritance
      • generalization and specialization
      • review of abstract base classes and interfaces
      • virtual functions
    • polymorphism
      • review of polymorphism and type systems
      • class templates and specialization
    • composition
      • container classes
      • flexibility of low coupling
  • Logic - 12%
    • expressions
      • lvalues, rvalues, constant operands
      • constexpr
      • post-fix, pre-fix, unary, binary, ternary
      • bit-wise operations
      • constrained casts
    • range-based for
    • functions
      • linkage
      • function pointers
      • function objects
      • closures (lambda expressions)
      • optional return type syntax
      • decltype
    • error handling
      • command line input
      • return codes to operating systems
      • exceptions (throw, try, catch)
      • exit
  • Standard Template Library – 12%
    • components (containers, function objects, iterators)
      • conceptual description of linked lists
    • sequential containers
      • array
      • vector
      • deque
    • applications
      • custom container classes
      • algorithms (find, sort, copy)
      • iterators
  • Performance - 16%
    • core language facilities
      • rvalue references and move semantics
      • alignment control
    • multi-threading
      • concurrent programming concepts
      • thread, mutex, condition_variable classes
      • future template
      • OpenMP directives
  • Memory Model - 8%
    • review of raw pointers and references
    • pointer arithmetic
    • smart pointers
  • Related Topics - 8%
    • file stream objects (text and binary access)
    • C11 language
      • structs, unions
        • anonymous
        • bit-fields
      • linking multi-language binaries
      • break, continue, goto
      • comparison of C++ and C syntax
    • C++14 and C++17

Mode of Instruction

2 hours interactive lecture per week.
2 hours activity-based learning per week.

Prescribed Texts

  • Intermediate C++11 - June 2014 Edition by Chris Szalwinski (available at the Seneca bookstore)

Reference Material

Sutter, H. and Alexandrescu, A. 2005. C++ Coding Standards. Addison-Wesley. EAN 978-0-321-11358-0

The C++ Resources Network. http://www.cplusplus.com/reference/

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:

  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the final exam
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Achieve a weighted average of 50% or better for the tests and final exam
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the overall course

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

  • Assignments (minimum 3) - 30%
  • Workshops (minimum 10) - 20%
  • Test and Quizzes - 20%
  • Final Exam - 30%

Approved by: Mary-Lynn Manton