CSCE 590: Distributed Programming

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Instructor: José M. Vidal
Office: SWGN 3A51
Office Hours: Check my Calendar, or email me for appointment.
Class Meeting Time: MW 4:00PM- 5:15PM
Class Meeting Room: SWGN 2A31
Status: Check graduate, graduate, and undergraduate enrollment status.
Textbooks: Java Network Programming by Elliotte Rusty Harold, Java RMI by William Grosso, and Programming Web Services with SOAP by James Snell, Doug Tidwell, and Pavel Kulchenko. Some other helpful titles are Java & XML by Brett McLaughlin, and Advanced Java Networking, by Dick Steflink and Prashant Sridharan. I will also include a lot of articles, some of which you can find from this link.

Grading: There will be four problem sets to be done in groups of 1-3 students. For graduate students each PS is worth 15% of your final grade, for undergraduate students the top three PSs will each be worth 20%, that is, I will drop your lowest PS grade. There will also be four tests. Each test is worth 10% of your grade.

Overview: This class deals with distributed programming, emphasizing distributed object systems. Specifically, we will be studying and implementing programs using the following technologies:

Time permitting, we will also be discussing upcoming new technologies such as

Prerequisites: This class involves a lot of programming. I will assume that you have extensive experience with object-oriented programming. You need to have taken Data Structures and Algorithms, as well as other programming classes. You also must be willing to dedicate a lot of time to this class as programming is always an extremely time-consuming activity.

Deliverables: Students who pass this class are be able to design and implemented complex software solutions using state of the art software engineering techniques. They are able to understand, design, and implement sophisticated distributed applications using state of the art technologies such as Java RMI, CORBA, XML, XML-RPC, and SOAP. They have a deep understanding of the techniques behind distributed programming, distributed object systems, and component programming.

Jose M. Vidal
Last modified: Sat Feb 9 20:36:44 EST 2002