ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills

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ICTPRG527 - Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills[edit]

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake intermediate level programming tasks using an object-oriented programming language.It applies to programmers in a variety of fields who are required to produce programs in object-oriented languages.

Objectives[edit]

Elements and Performance Criteria[edit]

After studying this unit you will be able to:

  • Build applications using the provided language utilities
    • Review the program requirements
    • Divide multiple source-code files into logical units and packages
    • Use at least two of the utilities of the target language, allowing for the internal storage of collections of data
    • Use the utilities of the target language, providing internal data-sorting and searching facilities
    • Employ integrated-development environment facilities, to make files to automate program building
    • Follow the guidelines for developing maintainable code, adhering to coding standards
    • Use the facilities in the language for persisting objects to binary files
    • Use the operator and function or method overloading facilities available in the language, at an introductory level
    • Use exception-handling techniques to ensure program stability
    • Use of a class that is based on multiple inheritances


  • Write programs that interact with a database
    • Design and implement programs that connect to a database
    • Design and implement programs that use the language facilities to extract, update, and delete data stored in a database
    • Design and implement programs that use the language facilities to manipulate database structure (query, create and delete)
    • Write programs that deliver transactional integrity


  • Write the graphical user interface
    • Employ the graphical user interface (GUI) framework, or text windowing interface, appropriate to the chosen language
    • Use standard GUI components
    • Use the facilities within the language for GUI objects to respond to user and program-generated events


  • Debug the application
    • Use stand-alone debugging tools, or tools provided by the integrated development environment, to examine variables, and trace the running code
    • Use the debugger to detect logical and coding errors
    • Use the tracing of code and examination of variable contents during execution, to detect and correct errors


  • Test the application
    • Design and document limited tests of code
    • Undertake limited testing of the produced code to ensure that it complies with the program specification
    • Capture and document the test results


  • Create and maintain documentation
    • Read and interpret the supplied design document, to create the code
    • Create and maintain program documentation

Readings[edit]

Build applications using the provided language utilities[edit]

Write programs that interact with a database[edit]

Debug the application[edit]

Create and maintain documentation[edit]

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Activities[edit]

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  5. Add a quiz question to the Review section. This could be based on any of the objectives, required skills and knowledge or key terms. Or you could base it on information found via the links in the readings section. Here are some tips for writing better quiz questions.
  6. For bonus marks, write a challenge and add it to the Challenges section.

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Review Questions[edit]


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References[edit]

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