Bruce Draper
Office: CSB 442
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00-12:00, Wed. 10:00-11:00
Manoj Sreekumar
Office: CS120
Office Hours: Wednesday, Thursday. 16:00-18:00
Lecture Time and Place:
9:30-10:45, Tue, Thur, Clark A202
Recitation 1 Time and Place:
3:00-3:50, Mon, CSB 215
Recitation 2 Time and Place:
12:00-12:50, Mon, CSB 215
Recitation 3 Time and Place:
2:00-2:50, Wed, CSB 215
Recitation 4 Time and Place:
1:00-1:50, Thu, 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 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 make, gdb, subversion, valgrind and google test.

PA6 Grades are available.
The Fall 2013 midterm #2 is now available on the assignments page.