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  1. 1. Design Modeling (Design Engineering)
  2. 2. Requirements Analysis v. System Design Dilemma . • Requirements analysis should make minimal assumptions about the system design. • But the requirements definition must be consistent with computing technology and the resources available. In practice, analysis and design are interwoven. However, do not to allow the analysis tools to prejudge the system design.
  3. 3. Analysis Model -> Design Model
  4. 4. A Note on Design Model <ul><li>The elements of the design model use many of the same UML and SSAD diagrams that were used in the analysis model. </li></ul><ul><li>The difference is that these diagrams are refined and elaborated as part of design; more implementation specific detail is provided </li></ul>
  5. 5. Design Model Elements <ul><li>Data / Class Design </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural Design </li></ul><ul><li>Interface Design </li></ul><ul><li>Component Level Design </li></ul><ul><li> Design Engineering starts with Data / Class Design – the foundation for all other elements of the design </li></ul>
  6. 6. Data / Class Design <ul><li>Transforms analysis-class models into design class realizations and the requisite data structures required to implement the software. </li></ul><ul><li>The classes and relationships defined by CRC cards and the detailed data content depicted by class attributes and other notation provide the basis for the data design activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of class design may occur in conjunction with the design of software architecture. </li></ul><ul><li>More detailed class design occurs as each software component is designed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Architectural Design <ul><li>Defines the relationship between the major structural elements of the software, the architectural styles and design patterns. </li></ul><ul><li>The architectural design representation – the framework of a computer based system – can be derived from the class based elements and the flow-oriented elements. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interface Design <ul><li>Describes how the software communicates with systems that interoperate with it, and with humans who use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Usage Scenarios and behavioral models provide much of the information required for interface design. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Component Design <ul><li>The component-level design transforms structural elements of the software architecture into a procedural description of software components. </li></ul><ul><li>Information obtained from the class-based models, flow models and behavioral models serve as the basis for component design. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Design and Quality <ul><li>the design must implement all of the explicit requirements contained in the analysis model, and it must accommodate all of the implicit requirements desired by the customer. </li></ul><ul><li>the design must be a readable, understandable guide for those who generate code and for those who test and subsequently support the software. </li></ul><ul><li>the design should provide a complete picture of the software, addressing the data, functional, and behavioral domains from an implementation perspective. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Quality Guidelines <ul><li>A design should exhibit an architecture that (1) has been created using recognizable architectural styles or patterns, (2) is composed of components that exhibit good design characteristics and (3) can be implemented in an evolutionary fashion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For smaller systems, design can sometimes be developed linearly. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A design should be modular; that is, the software should be logically partitioned into elements or subsystems </li></ul><ul><li>A design should contain distinct representations of data, architecture, interfaces, and components. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quality Guidelines (Contd..) <ul><li>A design should lead to data structures that are appropriate for the classes to be implemented and are drawn from recognizable data patterns. </li></ul><ul><li>A design should lead to components that exhibit independent functional characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>A design should lead to interfaces that reduce the complexity of connections between components and with the external environment. </li></ul><ul><li>A design should be derived using a repeatable method that is driven by information obtained during software requirements analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>A design should be represented using a notation that effectively communicates its meaning. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Design Principles <ul><li>The design process should not suffer from ‘tunnel vision.’ </li></ul><ul><li>The design should be traceable to the analysis model. </li></ul><ul><li>The design should not reinvent the wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>The design should “minimize the intellectual distance” [DAV95] between the software and the problem as it exists in the real world. </li></ul><ul><li>The design should exhibit uniformity and integration. </li></ul><ul><li>The design should be structured to accommodate change. </li></ul><ul><li>The design should be structured to degrade gently, even when aberrant data, events, or operating conditions are encountered. </li></ul><ul><li>Design is not coding, coding is not design. </li></ul><ul><li>The design should be assessed for quality as it is being created, not after the fact. </li></ul><ul><li>The design should be reviewed to minimize conceptual (semantic) errors. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Fundamental Design Concepts <ul><li>abstraction—data, procedure, control </li></ul><ul><li>architecture—the overall structure of the software </li></ul><ul><li>patterns—”conveys the essence” of a proven design solution </li></ul><ul><li>modularity—compartmentalization of data and function </li></ul><ul><li>Information hiding—controlled interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Functional independence—single-minded function and low coupling </li></ul><ul><li>refinement—elaboration of detail for all abstractions </li></ul><ul><li>Refactoring—a reorganization technique that simplifies the design </li></ul>
  15. 15. Data Abstraction door implemented as a data structure manufacturer model number type swing direction inserts lights type number weight opening mechanism
  16. 16. Procedural Abstraction open implemented with a &quot;knowledge&quot; of the object that is associated with enter details of enter algorithm
  17. 17. Architecture “ The overall structure of the software and the ways in which that structure provides conceptual integrity for a system.” [SHA95a] Structural properties. This aspect of the architectural design representation defines the components of a system (e.g., modules, objects, filters) and the manner in which those components are packaged and interact with one another. For example, objects are packaged to encapsulate both data and the processing that manipulates the data and interact via the invocation of methods Extra-functional properties. The architectural design description should address how the design architecture achieves requirements for performance, capacity, reliability, security, adaptability, and other system characteristics. Families of related systems. The architectural design should draw upon repeatable patterns that are commonly encountered in the design of families of similar systems. In essence, the design should have the ability to reuse architectural building blocks.
  18. 18. Representation of Architectur e (al Design) <ul><li>Structural Models- organized collection of program components </li></ul><ul><li>Framework Models – identify repeatable architectural design frameworks that are found in similar types of applications </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic Models – indicates behavioral aspects of program architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Process Models – focuses on the design of the business or technical process </li></ul><ul><li>Functional Models – represents the functional hierarchy of the system. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Modular Design
  20. 20. Modularity & Cost : Trade-offs What is the &quot;right&quot; number of modules for a specific software design? optimal number of modules cost of software number of modules module integration cost module development cost
  21. 21. Sizing Modules: Two Views
  22. 22. Information Hiding module controlled interface &quot;secret&quot; • algorithm • data structure • details of external interface • resource allocation policy clients a specific design decision
  23. 23. Why Information Hiding? <ul><li>reduces the likelihood of “side effects” </li></ul><ul><li>limits the global impact of local design decisions </li></ul><ul><li>emphasizes communication through controlled interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>discourages the use of global data </li></ul><ul><li>leads to encapsulation—an attribute of high quality design </li></ul><ul><li>results in higher quality software </li></ul>
  24. 24. Functional Independence <ul><li> Strive for low coupling </li></ul>
  25. 25. Stepwise Refinement open walk to door; reach for knob; open door; walk through; close door. repeat until door opens turn knob clockwise; if knob doesn't turn, then take key out ; find correct key; insert in lock; endif pull/push door move out of way ; end repeat
  26. 26. Refactoring <ul><li>Fowler [FOW99] defines refactoring in the following manner: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Refactoring is the process of changing a software system in such a way that it does not alter the external behavior of the code [design] yet improves its internal structure.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When software is refactored, the existing design is examined for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>redundancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unused design elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inefficient or unnecessary algorithms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>poorly constructed or inappropriate data structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or any other design failure that can be corrected to yield a better design. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Object-oriented development <ul><li>Object-oriented analysis, design and programming are related but distinct. </li></ul><ul><li>OOA is concerned with developing an object model of the application domain. </li></ul><ul><li>OOD is concerned with developing an object-oriented system model to implement requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>OOP is concerned with realising an OOD using an OO programming language such as Java or C++. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Characteristics of OOD <ul><li>Objects are abstractions of real-world or system entities and manage themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Objects are independent and encapsulate state and representation information. </li></ul><ul><li>System functionality is expressed in terms of object services. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared data areas are eliminated. Objects communicate by message passing. </li></ul><ul><li>Objects may be distributed and may execute sequentially or in parallel. </li></ul>
  29. 29. OO Design Concepts <ul><li>Design classes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entity classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boundary classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controller classes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inheritance—all responsibilities of a superclass is immediately inherited by all subclasses </li></ul><ul><li>Messages—stimulate some behavior to occur in the receiving object </li></ul><ul><li>Polymorphism—a characteristic that greatly reduces the effort required to extend the design </li></ul>
  30. 30. Design Classes <ul><li>Analysis classes are refined during design to become entity classes </li></ul><ul><li>Boundary classes are developed during design to create the interface (e.g., interactive screen or printed reports) that the user sees and interacts with as the software is used. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boundary classes are designed with the responsibility of managing the way entity objects are represented to users. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controller classes are designed to manage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the creation or update of entity objects; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the instantiation of boundary objects as they obtain information from entity objects; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>complex communication between sets of objects; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>validation of data communicated between objects or between the user and the application. </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Inheritance <ul><li>Design options: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The class can be designed and built from scratch. That is, inheritance is not used. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The class hierarchy can be searched to determine if a class higher in the hierarchy (a superclass)contains most of the required attributes and operations. The new class inherits from the superclass and additions may then be added, as required. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The class hierarchy can be restructured so that the required attributes and operations can be inherited by the new class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Characteristics of an existing class can be overridden and different versions of attributes or operations are implemented for the new class. </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Generalisation and inheritance <ul><li>Objects are members of classes that define attribute types and operations. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes may be arranged in a class hierarchy where one class (a super-class) is a generalisation of one or more other classes (sub-classes). </li></ul><ul><li>A sub-class inherits the attributes and operations from its super class and may add new methods or attributes of its own. </li></ul><ul><li>Generalisation in the UML is implemented as inheritance in OO programming languages. </li></ul>
  33. 33. A generalisation hierarchy
  34. 34. Advantages of inheritance <ul><li>It is an abstraction mechanism which may be used to classify entities. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a reuse mechanism at both the design and the programming level. </li></ul><ul><li>The inheritance graph is a source of organisational knowledge about domains and systems. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Problems with inheritance <ul><li>Object classes are not self-contained. they cannot be understood without reference to their super-classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Designers have a tendency to reuse the inheritance graph created during analysis. Can lead to significant inefficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>The inheritance graphs of analysis, design and implementation have different functions and should be separately maintained. </li></ul>
  36. 36. UML associations <ul><li>Objects and object classes participate in relationships with other objects and object classes. </li></ul><ul><li>In the UML, a generalised relationship is indicated by an association. </li></ul><ul><li>Associations may be annotated with information that describes the association. </li></ul><ul><li>Associations are general but may indicate that an attribute of an object is an associated object or that a method relies on an associated object. </li></ul>
  37. 37. An association model
  38. 38. Messages
  39. 39. Polymorphism case of graphtype: if graphtype = linegraph then DrawLineGraph (data); if graphtype = piechart then DrawPieChart (data); if graphtype = histogram then DrawHisto (data); if graphtype = kiviat then DrawKiviat (data); end case; All of the graphs become subclasses of a general class called graph. Using a concept called overloading [TAY90], each subclass defines an operation called draw . An object can send a draw message to any one of the objects instantiated from any one of the subclasses. The object receiving the message will invoke its own draw operation to create the appropriate graph. graphtype draw Conventional approach …
  40. 40. SSAD and OOAD based Software Design (Design Model)
  41. 41. A Note on Design Model <ul><li>The elements of the design model use many of the same UML and SSAD diagrams that were used in the analysis model. </li></ul><ul><li>The difference is that these diagrams are refined and elaborated as part of design; more implementation specific detail is provided </li></ul>
  42. 42. Design Model Elements <ul><li>Data Design Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data model --> data structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data model --> database architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architectural Design Elements ( In detail later on ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis classes, their relationships, collaborations and behaviors are transformed into design realizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patterns and “styles” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interface elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the user interface (UI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>external interfaces to other systems, devices, networks or other producers or consumers of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>internal interfaces between various design components . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Component Level Design Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment Level Design Elements </li></ul>
  43. 43. Interface Design Elements
  44. 44. Component Level Design Elements
  45. 45. Component Diagram HelloWorld.class hello.java hello.hml hello.jpg executable component
  46. 46. Deployment Level Design Elements
  47. 47. Pattern based Software Design <ul><li>The best designers in any field have an uncanny ability to see patterns that characterize a problem and corresponding patterns that can be combined to create a solution </li></ul><ul><li>A description of a design pattern may also consider a set of design forces. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design forces describe non-functional requirements (e.g., ease of maintainability, portability) associated the software for which the pattern is to be applied. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The pattern characteristics (classes, responsibilities, and collaborations) indicate the attributes of the design that may be adjusted to enable the pattern to accommodate a variety of problems. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Common Design Patterns used in Industry <ul><li>Façade Pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Singleton Pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Factory Pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Etc </li></ul><ul><li> Will explore in depth in Design Patterns </li></ul>
  49. 49. Framework based Software Design (reusable mini-architecture) <ul><li>A framework is not an architectural pattern, but rather an implementation-specific skeleton with a collection of “plug points” (also called hooks and slots ) that enable it to be adapted to a specific problem domain. </li></ul><ul><li>Gamma et al note that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design patterns are more abstract than frameworks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design patterns are smaller architectural elements than frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design patterns are less specialized than frameworks </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Common Frameworks used in Industry <ul><li>Java EE Framework – distributed applications using JSP / Servlets / O-R database / EJBs / JDBC etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Struts Framework – Web applications using JSP and servlets only </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Framework – Distributed applications using JSP / Servlets / O-O database / AOP / JDBC etc </li></ul>
  51. 51. Coding the design specifications (TSAD - Identifying Design Architecture <ul><li>1 - tier (MS Access / Oracle / MS SQL Server) </li></ul><ul><li> Do you remember your HND Group Project) </li></ul><ul><li>2 – tier OR Client-Server (Frontend – Backend) </li></ul><ul><li>Tool combinations Available: </li></ul><ul><li>Client / GUI Server / Database </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Basic MS SQL Server / MS Access </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Basic / Developer 2K Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Power Builder </li></ul>
  52. 52. Coding the design specifications (OOAD - Identifying Design Architecture) <ul><li>1 – tier </li></ul><ul><li>2 – tier OR Client-Server (Frontend – Backend) </li></ul><ul><li>3 – tier </li></ul><ul><li>N – tier </li></ul><ul><li>2 kinds of platforms are available for the N- tier design </li></ul><ul><li>architectures: </li></ul><ul><li>J2EE (Sun Microsystems) </li></ul><ul><li>.NET (Microsoft) </li></ul>
  53. 53. Tool combinations Available <ul><li>(Browser) (Web Server) (WAS) (Backend) </li></ul><ul><li>Client Business Layer Middle Layer Server / Database </li></ul><ul><li>Swing in Java Oracle / PostgreSQL / MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>VB Script ASP MS SQL Server / MS Access </li></ul><ul><li>HTML Servlets Oracle / PostgreSQL / MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>JSP JSP / Servlets Oracle / PostgreSQL / MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>Struts Framework Oracle / PostgreSQL / MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>JSP JSP / Servlets EJB Oracle / PostgreSQL / MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Framework POJOs Oracle / PostgreSQL / MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Framework POJOs Hibernate + Oracle / MySQL </li></ul>
  54. 54. Note <ul><li>Browser: Internet Explorer / Netscape </li></ul><ul><li>Web Server: Tomcat / Apache Server </li></ul><ul><li>Web Application Server: JBoss / IIS / Weblogic / </li></ul><ul><li>GlassFish / IBM WebSphere </li></ul><ul><li>IDEs : JDeveloper / Developer 9i </li></ul><ul><li>Operating Systems : Windows / Unix flavours </li></ul>
  55. 55. What is Systems Design <ul><li>Database Design </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Forms and Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Interfaces and Dialogues </li></ul>
  56. 56. Database Design <ul><li>Transform ER Diagram to relations / tables </li></ul><ul><li>Normalization </li></ul><ul><li>Revise your ER Diagram </li></ul><ul><li>Revised set of relations / tables (from revised ERD) </li></ul><ul><li>Physically creating tables and fields </li></ul>
  57. 57. Database Tools Available <ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Access </li></ul><ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>DB2 </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL </li></ul><ul><li>PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>HSQLDB </li></ul>
  58. 58. Designing Forms and Reports <ul><li>User Interface Design </li></ul>
  59. 59. Designing Interfaces and Dialogues <ul><li> Interface Design Environment </li></ul>
  60. 60. Project Dictionary <ul><li>A catalog of requirements and specifications for a new information system. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps the systems analyst keep track of the enormous volume of details that is part of every system. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Tools Available <ul><li>CASE Tools like: </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Rational Rose </li></ul><ul><li>Together </li></ul>
  62. 62. SKILLS THAT OVERLAP SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN <ul><li>Project planning </li></ul><ul><li>Fact – Finding Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul>
  63. 63. Text Book(s) <ul><li>T1: R.S. Pressman, “Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach”, 6th Edition, McGraw </li></ul><ul><li>Hill, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>T2: Sommerville, “ Introduction to Software Engineering”, 8th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2007 </li></ul>
  64. 64. Reference Book(s) <ul><li>R1: Booch, Jacobson, Rambaugh, “ UML User’s Guide”, 2nd Edn., Addison Wesley, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>R2: Craig Larmann, “Applying UML and Patterns”, Addison Wesley, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>R3: Barclay and Savage, ‘’ OOD with UML and Java’’, Elsevier, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>R4: Shoval, ‘’ FOOAD Integrated Methodology’’, IDEA Publishing, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>R5: Len Bass, “Software Architecture in Practice”, 2nd Edn., Addison Wesley, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>R6: Eric Gamma, “Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable OO Software”, 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>R7: Software Engineering / Enterprise Systems Development related Journals by ACM / IEEE </li></ul>

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