Introduction to MFC Programming with Visual C++ by Richard M. Jones, © 2000, Prentice Hall PTR ISBN 0-13-016629-4
The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas, Addison-Wesley © 2000, ISBN 0-201-61622-X
Expose the students to professional software practices in software development including traditional methodologies and emerging methodologies
Provide a great deal of programming work of a challenging nature to ensure development of proficiency in programming.
Learn the use of MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes) through an ordered set of assignments.
Introduce team programming experiences and methods.
Notetaking and Recitation Recitation is an important component of learning. During the semester students should expect to receive at least one recitation assignment. This will require analytical reading of material and presentation of that material to the class.
Logging Learning about your own productivity is an important element in learning to plan. This is an example log. The basic idea is to open a document (Notepad or Word or some other text editor or even spreadsheet) and keep track of your work occasionally as you do it. It is helpful to try to capture a metric, some measure of your productivity and example might be the page numbers you are covering, together with the time. If you do this and focus on the result you can begin to estimate how much work of various kinds you can get done in a specific amount of time and thus improve your planning. This is helpful in all study areas, but is essential when you are expected to give employers an estimate of how long it will take you to do various programming tasks.
Coding Standards It is a good idea to develop an understanding of Coding Standards. This link will help you in that regard.
Policy Statements: Generic Policies
You are expected to attend all class sessions. If you miss a class you are responsible for getting the material you missed. Late work is equivalent to not doing the assignment. Exceptions (rarely approved without good reason) may be granted in emergency situations.