Instructor:
Bruce Draper
Office: CSB 442
Office Hours: Th:10:00-11:00AM, Fri:2:00-3:00
Email: draper@cs.colostate.edu
GTA:
Fereydoon Vafaei
Office: CSB 235 Desk 10 (120 lab during the office hours)
Office Hours: Wed:4:00-5:00pm, Fri:9:00-10:00am
Email: cs253@cs.colostate.edu
GTA:
Tomojit Ghosh
Office: CSB 335 Desk 9 (120 lab during the office hours)
Office Hours: Mon:11:00am-1:00pm, Tue:2:00-3:00, Th:11:00-1:00, Fri:1:00-2:00
Email: cs253@cs.colostate.edu
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.

News:
PA3 grades are up. The test case descriptions is under the Assignments tab.
PA3 is now due Fri Feb 20 at 5:00pm.
PA2 grades are up.
PA1 grades have been entered in RamCT. You can also check the results of the test cases in Checkin.
Do the assignment as written, i.e. print the average pixel as a double.
All office hours now posted
Programming Assignment #1 posted (see Assignments page)