Home Page of Com S 541

This is the home page of the Fall 2005 offering of Com S 541 at Iowa State University, as taught by Gary T. Leavens.

Date News Item
new news item 12/15/2005 Final grades have been posted, including the final exam grades. To see the grades, you will need the login and password sent to you in email. The final was graded out of 96 points due to common problems that almost everyone had that lost a total of 4 points overall. Please see Gary to get your final exam.
key news item 12/2/2005 Kristina Boysen pointed out a web page of AspectJ samples that you may find helpful. The samples are categorized by topic.
key news item 11/18/2005 See the AOP section of the resources page for links to information about AOP. Various documents are also linked from the syllabus. From the AspectJ documentation web site, the AspectJ Programmer's Guide is a good place to start.
key news item 11/9/2005 This web page's RSS feed is now automatically generated by Gary's solution to problem 10 on homework 4.

Questions and Answers

Often a student will ask a question that provokes an answer of use to other students. When this happens, in addition to answering the student directly, we will post the question and answer on the Q & A page. Urgent answers will also be sent to the course mailing list.


We will regularly send course-related email to your department Unix account. You are responsible for reading email on this account at least once per day during the week. If it is not convenient for you to read email on this account you are responsible for forwarding your email to a more convenient location.


Prompt, frequent and constructive feedback is essential to success in any endeavor. For this reason we strive to grade your work in a timely manner. We would also appreciate your feedback on the course. Please use this anonymous form to provide constructive criticism and offer suggestions (or dole out praise :-)). You can, of course, also email your comments.

Last modified Thursday, December 15, 2005.

This web page is for the Fall 2005 offering of Com S 541 at Iowa State University. The details of this course are subject to change as experience dictates. You will be informed of any changes. Please direct any comments or questions to Gary T. Leavens at leavens@cs.iastate.edu.