PREREQUISITES: Data Structures (COP-3530). You must drop the course if you haven't gotten a C or better in Data Structures.
INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Mark Allen Weiss
OFFICE HOURS: You are free to stop by my office (ECS-355) any time you can find me. My office hours represent a time when I am (more or less) guaranteed to be available. This semester this is Tueday and Thursday, 3:30 - 4:45 PM, and after 7:45 PM. My office phone is FIU-2036.
On other days, and after hours, you are better off trying email: . You will generally get an answer within 10 minutes of my reading the message, and I do tend to be connected often and at very late hours.
I have three standing rules:
LANGUAGES AND PLATFORMS: This course will be conducted first in Java, then C++, then C, with at least one assignment that involves mixing two languages together. I assume that you are reasonably well-versed in Java, having had Intermediate Programming AND Data Structures in Java, and that therefore, you are no longer a novice programmer. THERE WILL BE NO HAND HOLDING IN THIS COURSE. I intend to enforce the fact that this is an advanced programming course. You must use a Java 1.3 compiler (or higher).
TEXT: The course text is Core Java, Volume II (Horstmann and Cornell), for the Java material, and C++ Primer (3/e) (Lippman and Lajoie) for the C++ material. I will provide supplemental handouts, via the web, for advanced topics not in the text, and the C material will not require a text.
COURSE GRADING: Grades will be based on ten small programs, and two exams. Exams will be worth 70% of your grade. I reserve the right to change the method of assigning grades, including changing the number of assignments or exams, but in no case will a curve be applied.
PROGRAMS: Barring tragedy, I will not accept late programs. Your submission must include source code and sample output. I will generally specify what the data is. Your work must be your own, and you must attest to this in a signed comment that begins each program. I will have zero patience in dealing with violaters of this policy, and so I suggest you avoid cheating at all costs. The assignments and if appropriate, input data, will be placed here.