The University of Chicago
Department of Computer Science

MPCS 51050 Course Syllabus

Object Oriented Architecture:  Patterns, Technologies, Implementations

Spring 2018

Instructor:       Mark Shacklette
Office:              Young 208B
Office Hours:   Tuesday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM & by Appt.


 Teaching staff:


Paul Bossi (see Piazza for email)

John Hadidian-Baugher (jhadidianbaugher-at-gmail-dot-com) TA Office Hours: See Piazza



EVERYONESign up on Piazza here!  

324 51050 Object Oriented Architecture:  Patterns, Technologies, Implementations Tuesday, 5:30pm Young 302


Texts: Required (Basic Knowledge of Java OR C++ is assumed)

Design Patterns, Gamma, et. al., Addison Wesley, 1995, ISBN: 0201633612

Enterprise Integration Patterns, Hohpe & Woolf, Addison Wesley, 2004, ISBN: 0321200683

ActiveMQ in Action, Snyder, et. al., Manning, 2011, ISBN:  9781933988948

Camel in Action, Ibsen & Anstey, Manning, 2011, ISBN:  9781935182368

Texts: Highly Recommended 

Refactoring to Patterns, Kerievsky, Addison Wesley, 2004, ISBN: 0321213351

Object Oriented Analysis and Design, 3rd Ed., Grady Booch, Addison Wesley, 2007, ISBN:  020189551X

Texts: Recommended

CONTexts :

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture:  A System of Patterns, Buschmann, Meunier, et. al., Wiley, 1996, ISBN: 0471958697

Developing Software with UML, Bernd Oesterich, Addison-Wesley, 1999, ISBN: 0201398265

Building Enterprise Information Architectures, Melissa Cook, Prentice Hall, 1994, ISBN: 0134402561

Enterprise Service Oriented Architectures, McGovern, Sims, et. al., Springer 2006 ISBN: 140203704X

Developing Object Oriented Software, OOTC, Prentice Hall, 1996, ISBN: 0137372485

Object-Oriented Software Engineering, Ivar Jacobson, Addison Wesley, 1992, ISBN: 0201544350

The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual , James Rumbaugh et. al., Addison Wesley, 1991, ISBN: 020130998X

The Unified Software Development Process , Ivar Jacobson et. al., Addison Wesley, 1999, ISBN: 0201571692

Surviving Object-Oriented Projects, Alistair Cockburn, Addison Wesley, 1998, ISBN: 0201498340

UML Distilled,  Martin Fowler et. al., Addison Wesley, 1999, ISBN: 0201325632

Software Architecture:  Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline, Shaw & Garlan, Prentice Hall, 1996, ISBN: 0131829572

The Unified Modeling Language User Guide, 2nd ed , Grady Booch, et. al., Addison Wesley, 1999, ISBN: 0321267974

The Patterns Handbook,  Linda Rising, ed., Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998

Refactoring:  Improving the Design of Existing Code, Martin Fowler, et. al., Addison Wesley, 1999, ISBN: 0201485672

Pattern Languages of Program Design, Vol. 1, James Coplien,  DougSchmidt, Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1995

AntiPatterns:  Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis, Brown, et. al., Wiley, 1998, ISBN: 0471197130

Object-Oriented Software Construction, Second Edition , Bertrand Meyer, Prentice Hall, 1997, ISBN: 0136291554

The Timeless Way of Building, Christopher Alexander, New York: Oxford, 1979

A Pattern Language, Christopher Alexander, et. al., New York: Oxford, 1977

Software Architecture:  Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline, Shaw & Garlan, Prentice Hall, 1996, ISBN: 0131829572

Object Solutions, Grady Booch, Addison Wesley, 1996, ISBN: 0137372485

Developing Object Oriented Software, OOTC, Prentice Hall, 1996, ISBN: 0137372485

Object-Oriented Software Engineering, Ivar Jacobson, Addison Wesley, 1992, ISBN: 0201544350

The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual , James Rumbaugh et. al., Addison Wesley, 1991, ISBN: 020130998X

UML Distilled,  Martin Fowler et. al., Addison Wesley, 1999, ISBN: 0201325632

Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, Grady Booch, Benjamin Cummings, 1994, ISBN: 0805353402

Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML , Doug Rosenberg, et. al., BAddison Wesley, 1999, ISBN: 0201432897

Language Related Texts:


Beginning Java 2 , Horton, Wrox Press, 1999, ISBN:  1861002238

Thinking in Java , Bruce Eckel, Prentice Hall, 1998, ISBN:  0136597238

Java I/O , Harold, O'Reilly, 1999, ISBN: 1565924851

The Well-Grounded Java Developer, Evans et. al., Manning, 2012, ISBN: 1617290068


Modern C++ Design:  Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied, Alexandrescu, Addison-Wesley, 2001, ISBN:  0201704315

Accelerated C++, Koenig & Moo, Addison-Wesley, 2000, ISBN:  020170353X

Programming:  Principles and Practice Using C++,  Stroustrup, Addison-Wesley, 2009 (beginner's introduction to C++ programming by l'homme lui-mÍme)

Modern C++ Design: Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied, Andrei Alexandrescu, Addison-Wesley, 2001

Standard C++ IOStreams and Locales: Advanced Programmer's Guide and Reference, Langer and  Kreft, Addison-Wesley, 2000

C++ Cookbook, Stephens et. al., O'Reilly, 2006


Basic familiarity with Java will be assumed.   Specifically, you will need to know enough Java to be able to package up software and run it within a given CLASSPATH.  Basic familiarity with UML will be assumed.


See main course page.


This course will enable students to:

A.    Recognize and define design and enterprise integration patterns in current common industry use
B.    Create code implementations of selected patterns
C.    Be able to discuss implementation trade-offs of certain patterns with respect to others
D.    Provide further assisted learning in object oriented design
E.    Understand and be able to implement code within enterprise messaging systems


Students are expected to have read and understood the University's policy on Academic Integrity. This policy is detailed in the Student Manual of University Policies and Regulations, available online at


Methods include lecture and homework assignments. All work will be submitted using Subversion, a version-control system that allows us to easily view files and folders that you create. You will not have to e-mail your files to the instructor, TAs, or grader, or even submit them online. Read this page in order to learn about how all of this will work.



No formal attendance taken. There may be information presented in class that is not in the texts. You will find the lectures helpful in doing the laboratory exercises.

Make-up Work:

If you miss a lab deliverable, you will need to speak with the instructor ASAP (meaning within 2 days) .  

Students are expected to read the assigned texts before class in order to be able to full participate in the discussions and lab activities.


Assigned work evaluated as follows:

Final Project:                          48 points
Pattern Presentation:              10 points (click here for schedule, click here for instructions on presenting a pattern)
7 Lab Deliverables:                42 points (6 points each) (Note Intro lab is pass/fail)

Course Total:                         100 pts

Labs assigned will be graded on a 6-point basis.  Lab deliverable due dates are noted on the syllabus schedule.  All labs and homework are due by 5:00 pm on the due date.

All assignments are due as specified on this syllabus and supporting lab pages.  Students who turn in lab assignments late, regardless of the reason, will receive 1 point off from the first day the assignment is due (calculated as the first 24 hour period following the due date and time), and point loss will continue until there are no more points available to subtract (after 6 days).   Lab Assignments will not be graded after 6 days and the student will receive a 0 on the assignment.  For example, if you turn in a Lab Assignment 3 days late, you will lose 3 out of 6 points before grading begins.

ALL late deliveries, regardless of cause, will still incur the penalty.  It is assumed that you will have time to work on each assignment, and that an individual penalty point or two will have little overall effect on a student's final grade, unless lateness is chronic or other grades are poor, in which case, of course, the penalty will be more cumbersome.  If you are late with a delivery and therefore receive a penalty (which you will if you are late for any reason) and it's an isolated incident and the rest of your work is excellent, the penalty should be innocuous. 

The course project will be due for graduating students on May 29th, 2018, on June 5th, 2018 for non-graduating students (you will be informed on which date your project is due).

NB:  The end of the quarter is the time at which the final grade you have earned through your work in the quarter is recorded with the registrar.  There is no extra credit offered in this course, either at the beginning or at the end.  If you are disatisfied with the grade you have earned at the end of the quarter, your only options will be to retake the course the next time it is offered, or accept the grade you earned.

The instructor reserves the right to alter the course contents, dates, times or percentage of credit based on time allowed and class progress through the course material. The instructor also reserves the right to curve grades if he deems it in the best interest of the majority of students.


NB: The Instructor reserves the right to alter the schedule as class progress dictates.

The following abbreviations reference the following works:
Abbreviation Text
ActiveMQ in Action
Gamma Design Patterns
Hohpe & Woolf
Enterprise Integration Patterns
Ibsen & Anstey
Camel in Action

*Articles starred may be found on the cluster under my pub directory under required.reading
Class/Date Lecture Topics Required Reading Schedule Pattern Presentation Schedule
Homework  (due one week after assignment)
Class 1
March 27
Introduction to Object Oriented Architecture, Design, and Patterns
Introduction to Design Patterns:  Singleton
Gamma: chapters 1 & 2
[Booch:  chapters 1-4]
Gamma:  Singleton, Strategy

Read Using Subversion to Submit Work
Complete the Introductory Lab
Class 2
April 3

Review of OO Fundamentals:  Abstraction, Classification, Inheritance
Class and Object Models, Abstraction and Inheritance, Polymorphism
Introductory Design Patterns:  Template Method
[Booch:  chapters 5, Appendix A]
Gamma: Template Method

Lab 1 (Singleton, Template Method)
Class  3
April 10
Introduction to Architectural Patterns:  Pipes & Filters, Layers, Facade
Design Patterns: 
Composite, Iterator, Strategy

Gabriel: pp. v-xviii; 3-31, 33-55.
Gamma:  Composite, Iterator, Strategy

Lab 2  (Composite, Strategy)
Macaulay Duration
Class 4
April 17

Introduction to Architectural Patterns:  Blackboard, MVC, Reflection
Introduction to Architecture Integration Patterns:  Observer, Mediator, Message Queue
Hohpe & Woolf:   Chapters 1-3
Hohpe & WoolfPipes & Filters, Message Channel, Message, Messaging, Message Endpoint
Gabriel: pp. 57-95
Gamma:  Visitor, Adapter, Observer, Mediator,
Class Adapter
Object Adapter

Lab 3 (Message Queues and Pipes and Filters)
Class 5
April 24

Integration Issues & The Canonical Data Model
Architectural Patterns:  Publish/Subscribe, Point-to-Point Messaging, Remote Procedure Calls, Message Router, Message Translator, Request-Reply
Hohpe & Woolf:  Publish-Subscribe Channel, Channel Adapter, Message Translator, Point to Point Channel, Remote Procedure Invocation, Request-Reply, Cannonical Data Model
Gamma:  Proxy
Gabriel: pp. 135-138
Lab 4  (Layers, Facade & Strategy)
Class 6
May 1
Messaging Patterns: Brokers and Buses (Process Manager and Message Broker),
Fundamental Patterns:  Stubs & Skeletons, RPC
Architectural Pattern Implementations:  Java Messaging & JMS
Introduction to Domain Specific Languages (DSL)
Introduction to Apache ActiveMQ & Camel

Hohpe & Woolf: Message Broker, Message Bus, Process Manager
Snyder:  1-3
Ibsen & Anstey:  1-3

Abstract Factory
Factory Method
Lab 5
Setup and validation of Apache tools and maven
Class 7
May 8
Camel File/FTP Components
Introduction to Camel Components (Web Services, Databases, Aggregators, Splitters, Dynamic Routers and Routing Slips)
Hohpe & Woolf: Message Dispatcher, Content Filter, Content-Based Router, Dynamic Router, Message Dispatcher,  Message Filter, Splitter, Smart Proxy, Messaging Gateway
Snyder:  4-5; 11.7
Ibsen & Anstey:  7-8; 12-13
Chain of Responsibility
Lab 6
Class 8
May 15

Integration Platforms:  Introduction to Camel Components (Aggregators, Splitters, Load Balancers, Routing Slip)
Final Project Proposal Review (Due 11:00 pm)
Ibsen & Anstey:  4-5
Hohpe & Woolf:  Chapters 6, 9, 12 & 13
Hohpe & Woolf: Aggregator, Splitter, Routing Slip

Lab 7

Class 9
May 22
Messaging Patterns:  ActiveMQ, Camel
JDBC made easy
Advanced topics:  Transactions, Concurrency, Scalability
Ibsen & Anstey:  9-12; 14
Gabriel: pp. 99-131
No Lab--Project Work

Class 10
May 29

Hash Functions
Java/Camel Implementations

 No Lab--Project Work
Class 11
June 5
Final Project Review for non-graduating students: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Non-Graduating Student Presentation Schedule


Final Presentation Schedule

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