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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Writing Code

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 34 min), 25 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Intersection of Two Rectangles5m
Translating the Intersection Algorithm to Code5m
Introduction to the Programming Environment6m
Editing Files with Emacs8m
More about Git4m
GitHub1m
25 readings
Planning10m
****Current Technical Problems with Course Programming Environment****2m
Revisiting Step 110m
Revisiting Step 210m
Step 3: Generalizing Values10m
Step 3: Repetitions10m
Step 3: Conditional Behavior10m
Revisiting Step 410m
Translation to Code10m
Translating Algorithm Components10m
Completed Rectangle Intersection Code10m
Top-down Design and Composability10m
Stars Example10m
Introduction to the Programming Environment10m
Using the Practice Programming Environment10m
Solutions to a Few Common Problems10m
UNIX basics10m
More UNIX Commands10m
Emacs10m
Assignment 01_apple10m
Git10m
[Optional Reference] Help me fix...10m
How Assignments Work in This Course10m
Assignments 02_code1 and 03_code210m
Next Steps10m
2 practice exercises
Steps 1–4 Review30m
Step 5 Concepts30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Compiling and Running

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 26 min), 17 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
"Hello World"3m
Planning isPrime3m
Generalizing isPrime5m
Translating isPrime to Code2m
Comparing Output with diff3m
Build Tool: make3m
Compiling with a Makefile2m
17 readings
Compiling Overview10m
Compilation Process10m
Preprocessing10m
Assignment 04_compile10m
Getting Help: man Pages10m
Assignment 05_squares10m
More about Macros and Header Files10m
The Actual Compiler10m
Compiler Errors10m
Assembling10m
Linking10m
Make10m
Fancier make Options10m
Running Your Program10m
valgrind10m
Compiler Options10m
Assignments 06_rect and 07_retirement10m
4 practice exercises
Compiling30m
Compilation Process30m
Make and Valgrind30m
Prototype: Assignment 06 Practice Quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Testing and debugging

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 21 min), 17 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Test-driven Development1m
Code Review2m
Finding Problems with Valgrind5m
Gathering Information with gdb6m
Advice from a Duke Software Engineering Student: Don't Give Up!2m
17 readings
Black Box Testing10m
Practical Tips for Designing Test Cases10m
White Box Testing10m
Generating Test Cases10m
Asserts10m
Code Review10m
Assignments 08_testing and 09_testing10m
Step 7: Debugging10m
The Scientific Method10m
Accept or Reject Your Hypothesis?10m
Intro to gdb10m
Getting Started with gdb10m
Investigating the State of Your Program10m
Controlling Execution10m
Watchpoints10m
Signals10m
Assignment 10_gdb10m
3 practice exercises
Testing30m
Debugging30m
gdb30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Project

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 3 readings
2 videos
Poker Project Roadmap1m
3 readings
Assignment c2prj1_cards30m
Rules of Poker10m
Assignment c2prj2_testing30m
1 hour to complete

Practice Programming Environment

1 hour to complete

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