Course Schedule

1

Introduction and a dash of *nix

Jan 07, 2022

Lecture

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Lecture Survey

Syllabus week! Today we will look at what this course is and how it's organized and then jump right into talking about one of my favorite things: command lines.

  • Introduction
  • Course overview
  • Intro to *nix
  • What is a command line?
  • Why a command line?
  • Live command line demo

Basic

Due Wed, Jan 26 at 11:59 pm: pdf

  • Getting access to Unix(-like) command line
  • Getting access to the course server
  • Some light reading

Advanced

2

GITing started

Jan 14, 2022

Lecture

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Lecture Survey

Today we'll be taking a bit of a detour and looking at the basics of version control and Git

  • Recap of Lec 1
  • What is version control?
  • Basic Git flow
  • Git branches
  • A taste of Git remotes

Basic

Due Wed, Feb 02 at 11:59 pm:

  • Connecting to the course server
  • Setting up an existing code base
  • Making and merging topic/feature branches
  • Setting up a remote
  • Running the autograder

Advanced

Due Wed, Feb 02 at 11:59 pm:

  • Recovering data with Git

3

Unix and You

Jan 21, 2022

Lecture

Today we'll be looking at Unix and its workings and how they tie into Bash and other shells.

  • What is Unix?
  • How does Unix work?
  • Interacting with Unix via Shells

Basic

  • Redirection
  • Pipelines
  • Variables

Advanced

  • Small testing framework
  • Writing a minimal shell

4

Bash

Jan 28, 2022

Lecture

Today we'll be at how to take advantage of Bash.

  • Bash
  • Expansion
  • Control flow
  • Scripts

Basic

  • Expansion
  • Control flow
  • Scripts

Advanced

5

Review and Regular Expressions

Feb 04, 2022

Lecture

Today we'll be reviewing and working through some examples and using Bash and then go into regular expressions.

  • Reviewing Bash
  • Regular expressions

Basic

Due Wed, Feb 23 at 11:59 pm:

  • Regexes with grep
  • Regexes with sed

Advanced

Due Wed, Feb 23 at 11:59 pm:

  • Pig Latin conversion with sed

6

Git Gud

Feb 11, 2022

Lecture

Today we'll be reviewing and working through some examples and using Bash and then go into regular expressions.

  • Rewriting history
  • Stashing
  • Remotes
  • Workflows
  • Merge conflicts

Basic

Due Wed, Mar 02 at 11:59 pm:

  • Changing remotes
  • Dealing with a merge conflict
  • Cleaning up by rebasing

Advanced

Due Wed, Mar 02 at 11:59 pm:

  • Git hooks

7

Text Editors

Feb 18, 2022

Lecture

Today we'll be looking at text editor history and look at more "advanced" text editor features, featuring Vim

  • Text editor history
  • vim

Basic

Due Wed, Mar 16 at 11:59 pm:

  • Getting familiar with terminal editors

Advanced

Due Wed, Mar 16 at 11:59 pm:

  • Extending editors

8

Build Systems

Feb 25, 2022

Lecture

Today we'll be looking at how code gets built and the tools that help them out

  • Building programs
  • Build systems
  • Make

Basic

Due Wed, Mar 16 at 11:59 pm:

  • Basic Makefile
  • Makefile phonies
  • Makefile dependencies
  • Variables and reuse

Advanced

Due Wed, Mar 16 at 11:59 pm:

  • More Make
  • CMake

Break

Lecture

Enjoy your (spring?) break!

Basic

Advanced

9

Python

Mar 11, 2022

Lecture

Today we'll be taking a look at how to program a snake

  • Higher level scripting
  • What is Python?
  • Python extras

Basic

Due Wed, Mar 30 at 11:59 pm:

  • Getting settled with Python

Advanced

Due Wed, Mar 30 at 11:59 pm:

  • MATLAB alternative
  • Your own path

10

Debugging

Mar 18, 2022

Lecture

We'll be looking at methods for debugging C/C++ programs

  • printf
  • Logging
  • GDB
  • Valgrind

Basic

Due Wed, Apr 06 at 11:59 pm:

  • Using GDB to debug a C/C++ program
  • Using Valgrind to check for memory errors

Advanced

Due Wed, Apr 06 at 11:59 pm:

  • Debugging a running process
  • Your debugging process
  • Pretty printing

11

Libraries

Mar 25, 2022

Lecture

We'll be looking into the idea of libraries, how to use them, and how to create them. This lecture will be in the context of C and C++, but the general idea can apply to other languages as well.

  • What are libraries?
  • Using existing libraries
  • Creating your own

Basic

Due Wed, Apr 13 at 11:59 pm:

  • Linking against libraries
  • Creating libraries

Advanced

Due Wed, Apr 13 at 11:59 pm:

  • Runtime library linking

12

Testing

Apr 01, 2022

Lecture

We'll be taking a dip into testing software

  • What is and why testing?
  • Kinds of testing
  • Unit testing
  • Test-driven development
  • Live TTD demo

Basic

Advanced

13

Staff lectures and conclusion

Apr 15, 2022

Lecture

We'll hand the floor over to our IAs to give some small lectures

  • Staff lectures

Basic

Due at :

  • How's it going?

Advanced

Due at :

  • Downloading course resources