Topics in Software Design. Volume 2


Emil Sekerinski

This collection of papers is produced by participants of the graduate course CAS 703 Software Design, winter term 2005/06, at McMaster University. The course was divided into two parts. In the first part the instructor gave seminars on fundamental topics in software design. For the second part, students selected a topic for which they reviewed the literature, gave a presentation, and wrote a paper. This report consists of those papers, in order of presentation. Some of the articles are surveys and some develop new ideas; they are all beyond the material found in textbooks on software design. The topics range from issues in programming languages to programming tools, design principles, pedagogical issues, and managerial issues. All papers are sound starting points for further research.