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Approx. 26 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

8 hours to complete

Module 1: Interacting with the user and system

8 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 16 min), 16 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Reading a File with fgetc4m
Reading a File with fgets5m
Writing to a File2m
Closing a File2m
16 readings
Assignment 24_read_arr330m
Introduction to the Operating System10m
Errors from System Calls10m
Command Line Arguments10m
Complex Option Processing10m
The Environment Pointer10m
Process Creation10m
Opening a File10m
Reading a File10m
Reading a File with fgets10m
Reading a File with fread10m
Assignment 25_break_encr1h
Writing to Files10m
Closing Files10m
Other Interactions10m
Assignments 26_tests_matrix_input and 27_matrix_input2h
5 practice exercises
The Operating System30m
Command Line Arguments and Process Creation30m
Opening Files and fgetc30m
Reading encryption.c30m
Writing and Closing Files30m
Week
2

Week 2

10 hours to complete

Module 2: Dynamic allocation

10 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 24 min), 19 readings, 5 quizzes
7 videos
Mechanics of free2m
Code with a Memory Leak2m
Three Common Problems When Using free1m
Call to realloc4m
Reading a File with getline5m
Combining getline and realloc4m
19 readings
Motivation for Dynamic Allocation10m
malloc10m
Fixing initArray10m
More Complex Structures10m
Shallow vs. Deep Copying10m
free10m
Memory Leaks10m
A Dynamic Memory Allocation Analogy10m
Common Problems with free10m
realloc10m
getline10m
Valgrind's Memcheck10m
Uninitialized Values10m
Invalid Reads and Writes10m
Valgrind with GDB10m
Dynamic Allocation Issues10m
memcheck.h3m
Other Valgrind Tools3m
Assignments 28_fix_vg_encr, 29_outname, 30_sort_lines, and 31_minesweeper4h
5 practice exercises
malloc30m
free30m
realloc30m
getline30m
Valgrind's Memcheck20m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Module 3: Programming in the Large

6 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 6 min), 21 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Roster Planning5m
21 readings
Analogy to Writing10m
Abstraction3m
The Seven-Item Limit10m
Hierarchical Abstraction10m
Readability2m
Function Size2m
Naming4m
Formatting10m
Commenting and Documentation10m
Team Considerations5m
Git2m
Past Versions5m
Collaboration3m
Multiple Versions of the Present5m
Read More2m
Problem Description5m
Planning the High-Level Algorithm7m
Writing and Testing readInput10m
Finishing the Program10m
Even Larger Programs5m
Assignments 32_kvs, 33_counts, and 34_put_together3h
2 practice exercises
Abstraction30m
Readability30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Poker Project

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Poker Project: Final Part1h

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