Re: Exam study topics list on the Koofers page doest work


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Posted by Tyler on May 05, 2001 at 16:04:57:

In Reply to: Exam study topics list on the Koofers page doest work posted by William Hawkin on May 05, 2001 at 15:51:21:

: Says it all in the message, all i get is an error saying:

: The requested URL /~cs2704/cs2704css.css was not found on this server.

I got the same broken link. Here's the page (I d/l the source directly from the link):


Computer Science 2704

O-O Software Design & ConstructionFinal Exam Review

Identifying ClassesBe able to apply the Lee & Tepfenhart approach to identify objects and classes from a system description. Understand how to eliminate false objects. Know how to apply the Abbott & Booch Nouns approach for object identifiication.

Identifying Responsibilities & AttributesKnow how to apply the Lee & Tepenhart approach to identify & eliminate (false) attributes. Understand how to use the Abbott & Booch Verbs approach for service identifiication. . Use-Case diagrams: (NO QUESTIONS)

Class Design Notations: (NO QUESTIONS per se, but you may have to draw a diagram)

C++ ClassesUnderstand how to use and implement class constructors and destructors. Be able to trace and understand code employing C++ classes. Know when objects are created and destroyed. Understand how limited scope and access are achieved using const and parameter passing mechanisms in member functions. Be able to over-load constructors to achieve flexible object creation and initialization: default arguments, explicit constructor invocation for initialization.

Object Communication & BehaviorIdentify static and dynamic behaviors. Be able to trace and understand code that communicates with objects and using objects. Know when to apply the different object communication mechanisms. Understand passing object parameter mechanisms: by copy versus by identity.

Objects and MemoryKnow the different scopes and lifetimes and how they apply to objects. Be able to identify automatic and dynamic object instantiation. Understand how to dynamically allocate and deallocate objects. Know the problems associated with dynamic objects: aliases, memory leaks and dangling pointers.

Object CopiesIdentify shallow and deep object copies. Understand how to solve the shallow copy problem. Know when copy constructors and assignment overload operator functions are automatically invoked.

Association (knows_a relationships)Know how to create an association - handles: pointers (and references). Be able to diagram (and interpret) class association diagrams. Be able to label and implement static / dynamic and uni- / bi- directional associations.

ExceptionsBe able to trace the throwing and catching of exceptions. Understand the affects of a thrown exception on the execution stack. Know how execution continues after a caught exception. Understand the purpose and consequences of the catch all clause: catch (...) { }.

Aggregation (has_a relationships)Know how to create an aggregation: encapsulation, pointers. Be able to diagram (and interpret) class aggregation diagrams. Understand lifetime relationships between aggregated objects. Know how the execution of aggregated constructors is performed: (class declaration). Be able to label and implement static and dynamic aggregation.

CompositionKnow how to distinguish between association and aggregation. Identify when association and aggregation should be used. Types of Aggregations: Assembly-parts...Membership-partnership (NO QUESTIONS). Be able to trace the instrumentation of constructors/destructors in a composed class relationship. Constructor execution: inside-out. Destructor execution: outside-in.

Inheritance and Polymorphism (is_a_kind_of relationships)Know the terminology of inheritance/polymorphism. Be able to diagram (and interpret) class hierarchy inheritance/polymorphism diagrams. Understand the access mechanisms between a base class and derived class through public inheritance. Know when constructors/destructors in a inheritance class hierarchy class are automatically executed. Be able to implement function over-riding and function extension in a derived class. Know the difference and implication of: Up-casting / widening (base class = derived-class) Down-casting / narrowing (derived class = base class) When to apply static_cast versus dynamic_cast Understand how to use virtual methods to setup dynamic binding. Be able to determine when method invocation is due to static or dynamic binding. Both implicit (this ->) and explicit dynamic binding. Both static/dynamic virtual function invocation. Know when and why destructors should be virtual. Recognize abstract classes: (pure virtual methods).

Operator OverloadingKnow how to work with binary/unary member / non-member operator overload functions Understand when overloaded operators should return references (L-values) or copies (R-values). Be able to define both prefix / postfix increment / decrement operators Know how the compiler determines which overloaded function to invoke

Friend FunctionsUnderstand how to define friend function relationships Be able to declare stream functions as friends Friend Classes: NO QUESTIONS

TemplatesKnow how to define and use Template classes Understand how template type parameters are substituted to generate/instantiate classes Be able to create, use and trace execution of C++ code involving templates Identify implicit (operator overloads) assumptions in C++ template code Instantiated template class type checking: NO QUESTIONS

S T L: NO QUESTIONSKnow the 5 components of organization of the STL: containers, iterators, algorithms, adaptors, allocators Be able to create, use and trace execution of C++ code involving sequential access STL template classes: vector, deque, list Associative containers, (set, multiset, map, multimap) Adaptor, (stack, queue, priority_queue) and allocator template classes

Templates & Inheritance: NO QUESTIONS

Design Patterns: NO QUESTIONS

D. Barnette 5/1/2001

Virginia Tech © 2001


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