Design Patterns for e-Science

  • Henry GardnerEmail author
  • Gabriele Manduchi
  • Editors
  • Timothy J. Barth
  • Michael Griebel
  • David E. Keyes
  • Risto M. Nieminen
  • Dirk Roose
  • Tamar Schlick

Part of the Texts in Computational Science book series (TCSE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Construction of a Waveform Browser

  3. Refactoring EScope with Design Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Pages 113-126
    3. Pages 127-138
    4. Pages 139-145
    5. Pages 147-154
    6. Pages 173-180
    7. Pages 181-183
    8. Pages 185-190
    9. Pages 191-199
    10. Pages 201-202
    11. Pages 219-225
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 227-388

About this book


This is a book about a code and about coding. The code is a case study which has been used to teachcourses in e-Science atthe Australian NationalUniv- sity since 2001. Students learn advanced programming skills and techniques TM in the Java language. Above all, they learn to apply useful object-oriented design patterns as they progressively refactor and enhance the software. We think our case study,EScope, is as close to real life as you can get! It is a smaller version of a networked, graphical, waveform browser which is used in the control rooms of fusion energy experiments around the world. It is quintessential “e-Science” in the sense of e-Science being “computer science and information technology in the service of science”. It is not, speci?cally, “Grid-enabled”, but we develop it in a way that will facilitate its deployment onto the Grid. The standard version ofEScope interfaces with a specialised database for waveforms, and related data, known asMDSplus. On the acc- panying CD, we have provided you with software which will enable you to installMDSplus,EScope and sample data ?les onto Windows or Linux c- puters. There is much additional software including many versions of the case study as it gets built up and progressively refactored using design patterns. There will be a home web-site for this book which will contain up-to-date information about the software and other aspects of the case study.


Java computer design patterns e-science nuclear fusion object oriented programming programming language

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science, FEITAustralian National UniversityCanberra ACTAustralia
  2. 2.Consorzio RFXAssociazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla FusionePadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68088-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68090-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-0994
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