CS 5010 is the mandatory introductory course for students in the MS program. The course has two distinct objectives. First, it will ensure that all MS students have the same background in designing programs. This encompasses the entire design cycle, from problem analysis to the development of test suites. Second, the course will also introduce students to programming as a people discipline. Students will work in pairs, present code to panels, and learn to cope with an evolving code base. The course will require a serious commitment to practical hands-on programming from the student. Students report typical time-on-task as upwards of 20 hours per week.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW
- Prepare your laptop
- Sign into the course at the
"I Am Here" form.
You must obtain your CCIS ID before you fill out the "I Am Here" form!
- Start studying the materials for Module 0 and Module 1. We expect you to have studied this material before your class meets during the week of 18 January.
Be sure to sign into the course at the "I Am Here" form.
This class will use a "flipped-classroom" model, in which online exercises replace most lecture material.here. Windows, Mac, or Linux laptops are all acceptable. PLEASE TRY TO DO THIS BEFORE THE FIRST LAB MEETING, AND BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO THE LAB. A laptop is not required for the course, but most students use them.
- Most of the online materials will be on this website. We will make efforts to make the materials readable on most modern systems and browsers. For example, we have converted Mitch Wand's PowerPoint slides into Portable Document Format (PDF), which may be easier for some students to view.
- We will use Piazza as our primary platform for questions, discussions, etc. Please read this discussion about how best to communicate with us.
Syllabus and Problem Sets
Modules run Monday to Sunday. Problem sets are due Monday of the following week. Links to the online materials and the problem set for each module will appear below.
|00||11 Jan||How to Learn in This Course||CS 5011 will meet as well.|
|01||18 Jan||The Design Recipe, Part I||HtDP/2e: Prologue and Part I||Set 01||Monday holiday; makeup to be announced.|
|02||25 Jan||The Design Recipe, Part II||HtDP/2e: Prologue and Part I||Set 02|
|03||1 Feb||The Universe Module||HtDP/2e: Prologue and Part I||Set 03||Codewalks replace 5011 from now on.|
|04||8 Feb||Computing with Lists||HtDP/2e: Part II||Set 04|
|05||15 Feb||Generalizing Similar Functions||HtDP/2e: Part III||Set 05||Monday holiday, but problem set 04 is still due; makeup to be announced.|
|06||22 Feb||Trees and Other Branching Structures||HtDP/2e: Part IV||Set 06|
|07||29 Feb||Generalizing with Contexts and Invariants||HtDP/2e: Part VI||Set 07|
|7 Mar||(no class: spring break)|
|08||14 Mar||General Recursion||HtDP/2e: Part V||Set 08|
|09||21 Mar||Objects, Classes, and Interfaces||No text for remainder of course||Set 09|
|10||28 Mar||Objects that Communicate via State||No text for remainder of course||Set 10|
|11||4 Apr||Sharing Implementation Using Inheritance|| ||Set 11|
|| || ||final codewalks this week|
|| || ||Monday holiday (Patriots' Day).|
There will not be a final exam in this course, but you must appear for the final codewalks, which will be on April 12-15. Your final codewalk may be as late as Friday, April 15. Please plan your end-of-semester travel accordingly.
Problem Sets 01-05 will be done by each student individually. Problem Sets 06-08 will be done with a partner. Problem Sets 09-11 will be done with a different partner. Partners will be assigned by the course staff.
Details on handing in homework, coding standards, etc., are here.
Last modified: Mon Apr 04 2016