This handout is also available in PDF.
This is a tentative schedule.
|1||Tuesday, 22 January 2013||Introduction - What we'll do in this class. The basics of the Unix philosophy. Etc.|
|2||Tuesday, 29 January 2013||Some Sample Problems We explore a variety of approaches to a some problems in text and data processing.|
|3||Tuesday, 5 February 2013||Shell scripting, A Refresher - A reminder of the ways in which one typically interacts with Unix: Permissions, Directories, File types, etc.|
|4||Tuesday, 12 February 2013||No class. Sam out of town.|
|5||Tuesday, 19 February 2013||Basic Tools -
|6||Tuesday, 26 February 2013||Automating Work with Make (1) - Recording complex commands. Simplifying complex commands. Dependency graphs. Variables.|
|7||Tuesday, 5 March 2013||No class. Sam out of town.|
|8||Tuesday, 12 March 2013||Compilation, Macros, and the C Preprocessor - Stages of compilation, revisited. Compiler flags. Constants.|
|9||Tuesday, 2 April 2013||Automating Work with Make (2) - Generalized rules. Standard variables.|
|10||Tuesday, 9 April 2013||Unit Testing - An approach to procedure design. Why write tests first. Strategies for designing tests. An example: testing binary search. Testing vs. experimentation.|
|11||Tuesday, 16 April 2013||Debugging with GDB.|
|12||Tuesday, 23 April 2013||Miscellaneous C Topics. Valgrind. Function pointers. Signals.|
|13||Tuesday, 30 April 2013||Shell Scripting (1). Basics of shell scripting. Variables and functions.|
|14||Tuesday, 7 May 2013||Final class. - Debrief and wrap up.|
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