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Comparative Programming Languages Assignment - Parallel Implementation
Overview - This assignment will test your skills in programming applications to specification in a number of different programming languages and is worth 20% of your non-invigilated (type A) marks for this course. Completion of this assignment requires the:
- Understanding of various programming languages' features.
- Understanding of Implementing a program in multiple languages.
Assignment Overview - You are asked to create a program for a pizza shop - however, as this is a comparative languages course, you will be creating the same application in the following programming languages:
As you implement the application in each language, you should keep notes on the features of the languages used, which you found useful, as well as any issues or complications which arose due to the complexity or lack of any language features.
A brief discussion based on these programming features for each individual language accompanying each implementation is required. Finally, a comparative overview of the languages highlighting applicability based on your experience in the design, implementation and debugging of your code is also required.
If you foresee or encounter any complications, you may opt to implement or incorporate additional language features which may be lacking, i.e. data structures. This can be done via:
- Your own implementation,
- Through libraries, or
- Via the incorporation of existing source code. You can use code found on the Internet, but use of any existing code must be referenced.
Assessment Details -
Sab, the owner of a new Pizza and Pasta shop, is opening a takeaway service for selling delicious Pizza and Pasta to the customers. She wants to offer some packages to interested customers to promote her business. To do so she is offering the following packages:
1. 1 large Pizza = 12 AUD
2. 2 large Pizzas = 22 AUD
3. N large pizzas = N*10 AUD, where N>=3, and the customer will receive 1 garlic bread for every three pizzas [For example, if a customer is interested to buy 10 large pizzas, Sab will provide 3 complementary garlic bread for 100 AUD]
4. 1 large pasta = 8 AUD
5. 2 large pastas = 15 AUD
6. M large pastas = M*7 AUD, where M>=3, and the customer will receive 1.25 Liter soft drinks for every 3 pastas [For example, if a customer is interested to buy 6 large pastas, Sab will provide 2 complementary 1.25 liter soft drinks for 42 AUD]
7. For every 3 pizzas AND 3 pastas, Sab will give a small box of Baklava (a famous dessert item) in addition to garlic-bread and 1.5-liter soft drinks.
You have agreed to design and develop a small console program for Sab, enabling her to select the appropriate item and the package, and calculate the corresponding cost. Once an order is processed, the program will return to the menu ready to commence another order. This payment information should display:
- total payment amounts received for pizza order
- total payment amounts received for pasta order
- total amount of pizzas and pastas sold in that session*
*A session indicates the duration Sab is using the program after opening the program. There is no need for this data to persist once the program has stopped running.
The owner wants the system to be flexible so that she can include additional items and packages at a later date without having to rewrite the entire program. This means you will need to use an interface for processing payments, and polymorphism for the various food items classes, so that new and different packages may be added at a later date with minimal updates to the code. She asked that you provide her with some documentation before you commence coding, so that she is able to verify that the program you intend to code will address her requirements. She would like to see the use cases to summarize the requirements in written format, as well as use case diagrams, class diagrams and sequence diagrams.
Additional Documentation - Language Suitability Report -
The design of each programming language incorporates a number of decisions about the language which make it more or less suitable for given tasks. During your implementation of the pizza program in each of the languages, you should make notes about the language features which exist or do not exist, and which have therefore made program development easier or more difficult.
Where a language has not provided a feature which would have been useful to the implementation of the program, or where the complexity of using a language feature has been high you should remark upon it and briefly discuss a mechanism or feature of another language which would have made development easier.
After completing the application in all languages (or as many as you can), discuss the comparative ease of implementation in terms of the design, implementation and debugging for each programming language, including how robustness issues were addressed.
Attachment:- Assignment File.rar