CSE 4322_5325 (Spring 2012)

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Project Requirements

  1. "Java to C#" is the project theme.
  2. Your project will develop a tool that takes as input an arbitrary Java program and produces as output a corresponding C# program. In the previous sentence you may replace Java with Java bytecode or with Scala. You may also replace C# with CIL (.Net bytecode).
  3. You may either build your tool from scratch or build your tool on top of existing open-source libraries. Libraries that may be useful include the following:
    1. BCEL
    2. JODE
    3. Ikvmc
  4. Following are options for evaluating the status of your project:
    1. Demonstrate code pieces that distinguish your tool from other tools in that only your tool can convert the code successfully.
    2. Convert a program and its test suite and compare how the test suite behaves on the original code and on the converted code.
    3. Convert a program people care about. For example, can your tool convert Android applications to Windows Phone 7 applications?


  • All project deadlines are on Monday at 9 am.
  • (VV X) = X in Hans van Vliet textbook.

Day Tentative Class Topic Project Deadline
1/18 Overview, syllabus, motivation (The development abstraction layer)  
1/23 Introduction, project plan (VV Chapter 2, [Iceberg secret], Five worlds) Form teams
1/25 Software Life Cycle (VV Chapter 3, Set your priorities)  
1/30 Software Life Cycle cont'd (How to be a program manager)  
2/01 Presentation, feedback  
2/06 Configuration Management (VV Chapter 4, Distributed version control), people management (VV Chapter 5) Incept project
2/08 Presentation, feedback  
2/13 Cory Doctorow, more on people management (Two stories) Revise inception
2/15 Quiz, bytecode and virtual machine  
2/20 Managing software quality (VV Chapter 6, Measurement, Joel Test, IROP)  
2/22 Presentation, feedback  
2/27 Managing software quality cont'd, Fagan inspection (Doolan92Experience) and reviews Iteration 1
2/29 Cost estimation (VV Chapter 7)  
3/05 Cost estimation cont'd (COCOMO2, Use-Case Points) Review iteration 1
3/07 Quiz, project planning & control (VV Chapter 8)  
3/12 Spring Vacation  
3/14 Spring Vacation  
3/19 John Robb, Lockheed Martin  
3/21 Presentation, feedback  
3/26 More project planning & control Homework 1, Iteration 2
3/28 Marc D. Marchand, City of Arlington  
4/02 Software testing (VV Chapter 13, CFG) Review iteration 2
4/04 Quiz, more software testing (Usability testing, Usability.gov)  
4/09 Presentation, feedback: Code walkthrough Homework 2
4/11 Presentation, feedback: Code walkthrough  
4/16 More software testing (Dsc, Pex, Mr. Null) Iteration 3
4/18 Software maintenance (VV Chapter 14)  
4/23 More software maintenance (Refactoring) Review iteration 3
4/25 Quiz, more software maintenance (How to write unmaintainable code)  
4/30 Final presentation Final deliverables
5/02 Final presentation  

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