Course detail

Dynamic Languages

FIT-DJAAcad. year: 2018/2019

In order to implement dynamic, adaptive software systems, programming languages must support reasoning about their own structure, performance, and environment (often called "reflection"). Furthermore, there must be support for dynamic modification of structure and behavior. LISP and Smalltalk are typical examples of dynamic languages. The course deals with object orientation in programming languages, operating systems and database systems, Smalltalk influence upon object oriented technologies. It introduces to pure object oriented dynamic languages and systems Smalltalk and Self, architectures and principles of implementation of Smalltalk-like systems as well as their use in rapid prototyping.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to program in pure object oriented languages based on Smalltalk and use their dynamic features.
Understanding general principles of pure object orientation and its applications.

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

  • Janoušek, V.: Dynamické jazyky, WWW, 2006

  • Goldberg, A., Robson, D.: Smalltalk-80: The Language, Addison Wesley, 1989, ISBN 0-201-13688-0
  • LaLonde, W. Pugh, J.: Inside Smalltalk, Vol. 1, Prentice Hall, 1990, ISBN: 0134684141
  • Guzdial, M.: Squeak, Prentice Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-028028-3

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Project.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

    Syllabus of lectures:
    1. Object orientation in programming languages, operating systems and database systems. Smalltalk influence upon object oriented technologies.
    2. Roots of Smalltalk: LISP and Simula 67. Pure object orientation.
    3. Language and system Smalltalk - class-based object orientation.
    4. Language and system Self - classless object orientation.
    5. Persistence in Smalltalk-like systems.
    6. Programming techniques.
    7. Architecture of Smalltalk-like systems.
    8. Principles of implementation of Smalltalk-like systems.
    9. Reflectivity, principles of open implementations.
    10. Distributed programming in Smalltalk-like systems.
    11. Interoperability.
    12. Object-oriented modeling and prototyping, knowledge representation.
    13. Other dynamic languages.

    Syllabus of computer exercises:
    • Smalltalk and its interactive programming environment.
    • Self and its interactive programming environment.
    • Selected programming techniques.

    Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
    • Simple application implemented in dynamic language.

Aims

To introduce to the essence of dynamic languages and their features. To introduce to roots and essence of pure object orientation manifested by dynamic language and system Smalltalk. To introduce to dynamic object oriented systems, their architecture and applications.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

    branch MBI , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    branch MPV , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    branch MGM , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    branch MSK , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    branch MIS , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MBS , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch MIN , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, optional
    branch MMM , any year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  1. Object orientation in programming languages, operating systems and database systems. Smalltalk influence upon object oriented technologies.
  2. Roots of Smalltalk: LISP and Simula 67. Pure object orientation.
  3. Language and system Smalltalk - class-based object orientation.
  4. Language and system Self - classless object orientation.
  5. Persistence in Smalltalk-like systems.
  6. Programming techniques.
  7. Architecture of Smalltalk-like systems.
  8. Principles of implementation of Smalltalk-like systems.
  9. Reflectivity, principles of open implementations.
  10. Distributed programming in Smalltalk-like systems.
  11. Interoperability.
  12. Object-oriented modeling and prototyping, knowledge representation.
  13. Other dynamic languages.

Projects

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus


  • Simple application implemented in dynamic language.

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