Dr. Michael Halvorson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History
Tues-Fri, 11:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
CSCE 487 is a J-term 2015 “special topics” course designed to introduce Computer Science majors to Microsoft Windows Programming using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Development System. The instructor is Michael Halvorson, a former localization manager, writer, and acquisitions editor at Microsoft Corporation. Students will become familiar with the requirements, design, and functionality of Windows applications, as well as the Visual Studio development tools, using the .NET Framework, data management with LINQ, and object-oriented programming techniques. A multi-platform approach will be taken, introducing students to writing apps for Windows 8, mobile devices, the web, and earlier versions of Windows. Specific coding examples will be presented using Microsoft Visual Basic, an important development tool shipped with the Visual Studio suite. Prerequisites: CSCE 144 and CSCE 270, or consent of instructor. (4 credits)