Bruce Draper
Office: CSB 442
Office Hours: Th:10:00-11:00AM, Fri:2:00-3:00
Fereydoon Vafaei
Office: CSB 235 Desk 10 (120 lab during the office hours)
Office Hours: Mon:11:00am-1:00pm, Wed:4:00-5:00pm, Fri:9:00-10:00am
Tomojit Ghosh
Office: CSB 335 Desk 9 (120 lab during the office hours)
Office Hours: Tue:2:00-3:00, Th:11:00-1:00, Fri:1:00-2:00
Lecture Time and Place:
10:00 - 10:50, Mon, Wed, Fri, Behavioral Sciences 131
Recitation 1 Time and Place:
1:00-1:50, Mon, CSB 225
Recitation 2 Time and Place:
3:00-3:50, Wed, CSB 225
Recitation 3 Time and Place:
3:00-3:50, Fri, CSB 225
Recitation 4 Time and Place:
1:00-1:50, Fri, CSB 225
Recitation 5 Time and Place:
8:00-8:50, Wed, CSB 225

CS253 is the final course in the programming sequence that includes CS160, CS161, CS200 and CS270. One goal of CS253 is to teach C++, since the previous courses in the curriculum are in Java (CS160/161/200) or C (CS270). The more significant goal, however, is to complete the process of training a professional programmer. When this course is complete, you should have a better understanding of (1) the strengths, weaknesses and roles of different languages; (2) how C++ and Java programs are mapped onto hardware; (3) different models of object oriented programming; (4) memory management models; (5) how to write efficient code; and (6) how to exploit templates. In addition, you should be better at using software development tools. The recitations (which are a mandatory and important part of the course) give hands-on experience with tools used for software development in Linux, including gdb, subversion, valgrind and google test.

All office hours now posted
Programming Assignment #1 posted (see Assignments page)
Complex number class example available on assignments page