- Algebraic specifications as a means of defining API (application programmer interface) contracts.
- Institutions as a means of understanding modularisation, reuse and testing.
- Data invariants and congruences as a means for data abstraction.
- Assertions as a means of understanding algorithms.
- Pre-/post-conditions as a means of understanding methods.

The curriculum consists of all lectures, notes, handouts, exercises, and related course material, most of it will be covered in the following handouts (to be made available later).

- Magne Haveraaen: Magnolia Semantics - alpha release. 2016.
- Magne Haveraaen and Anya Bagge: Magnolia Tutorial - alpha release. 2016.

The following supplementary reading material gives an idea about the course contents.

- Magne Haveraaen: Institutions, property-aware programming and testing. In
*Proceedings of the 2007 Symposium on Library-Centric Software Design (LCSD '07)*. 21-30 (2007). DOI 10.1145/1512762.1512765. - James H. Morris Jr.: Types are Not Sets. POPL 1973:120-124. DOI 10.1145/512927.512938.
- Bertrand Meyer: Applying "Design by Contract".
*IEEE Computer*25(10): 40-51 (1992). Scan. - C.A.R. Hoare: Proof of correctness of data representations.
*Acta Informatica*1(4):271-281 (1971). DOI 10.1007/BF00289507.

For those especially interested in reading up on the background material, the following (classical) books are recommended.

- Jacques Loeckx, Hans-Dieter Ehrich and Markus Wolf:
*Specification of abstract data types*,

Wiley Teubner, 1996, ISBN: 0-471-95067-x, 3-519-02115-3. Corrected chapter 10.

Covers topic 1 and some of 2 and 3. - Ole-Johan Dahl: Verifiable programming. Prentice Hall 1992.

Covers topic 1, 3 and much of 4. - David Gries: The Science of Programming. Springer 1981.

Covers topic 4. -
Bertrand Meyer: Object-Oriented Software Construction, 2nd Edition Prentice-Hall 1997.

Covers topic 4 and some of 5.

Teaching assistant: TBD

The participants are adviced to organise study groups for discussing the topics of the course and assist each other in solving the exercises.

- Tuesdays 1415 - 1600 in seminar room 2104 HiB
- Wednesdays 1215 - 1600 in seminar room 2104 HiB

- Introduction: Magnolia overview (language and library)

Algebraic specifications: Interface, Algebra (theory)

Algebraic specifications: Expressions (theory) - Exercise set 1 (Set theory)

Algebraic specifications: Evaluation, Equational Specifications (theory)

Exercise set 2 (Installing Magnolia) - Algebraic specifications: module reuse (theory, Magnolia)

Magnolia specifications: Semigroup, Monoid, Group.

Exercise set 3 (Magnolia Tutorial) - Algebraic specifications (expressiveness): API vs logic (theory)

Magnolia specifications: preorders, lattices.

Exercise set 4 - Algebraic specifications: institutions (theory, Magnolia)

Presentation of a practical problem to be solved using Magnolia - Hackathon/Exercise set 5 (2 full days): solving the problem in Magnolia
- Student presentations: solution to the problem (compulsory)
- Data invariants and congruences
- TBD
- Assertions
- TBD
- Software development
- Pre-/post conditions
- TBD
- Data abstraction

Sist oppdatert 2016-06-01 by Magne Haveraaen