Object-Oriented Design Workshop

Object-Oriented Design Workshop

Good software design makes code easier to understand, less expensive to maintain and simpler to extend. If you program in an Object-Oriented (OO) language and seek to produce good designs, this workshop is for you.

Through a mix of interactive dialogs, exercises, lectures, demos, and instructional simulation, you’ll learn and practice foundational OO skills, including polymorphism, encapsulation and delegation. Along the way, you’ll learn what poor OO design looks like, you’ll study common traps to avoid and you’ll discover how to program safe, high-performance OO software.


"IL (has) been invaluable. Real-world examples with multimedia and a very knowledgeable trainer gave us confidence to completely shift our paradigm. We adopted most of the principles and have seen enormous benefit to the quality of our designs, code, processes, and automated tests."William Stewart, Software Engineer, GE
  • "I loved the level of interaction with the instructor, adapting to feedback, providing very good advice based on experience, asking and advising about personal design usage and issues."Student, Schlumberger

Workshop Editions

Our completely online version of this workshop is chock full of interactive group exercises and online discussions. It takes place over 6, 3-hour gatherings online. We can customize the sessions and schedule them to best meet your needs.
  • Design and Craft: Being a Professional
  • Information Hiding and Encapsulation
  • Coupling and Cohesion
  • Polymorphism for Powerful Substitution
  • Delegation Vs Inheritance
  • SOLID Principles
  • Code Smells
  • DRY: Don't Repeat Yourself
  • Recursion or Iteration?
  • Apply OOD to Your Code
  • Apply OOD to Your Code
Here is a typical 3-day agenda. We can customize the duration and contents of this agenda to best meet your needs.
  • Design and Craft: Being a Professional
  • Information Hiding and Encapsulation
  • Coupling and Cohesion
  • Polymorphism for Powerful Substitution
  • Delegation Vs Inheritance
  • SOLID Principles
  • Code Smells
  • DRY: Don't Repeat Yourself
  • Recursion or Iteration?
  • We work with you in your code to apply these skills and techniques.

What Will You Learn?

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Understand information hiding and why encapsulation matters

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Understand the power and simplicity of polymorphism

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Identify common object-oriented code smells

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Learn to design objects following the SOLID principles

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Learn why and how to keep code DRY

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Apply your new OOD skills to your real code

Target Audience

This workshop is for programmers with up to 2-3 years experience who would like to build their object-oriented skill set.

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