Over twelve-week applicants will learn how to write programs that are safe from bugs, easy to understand, and ready for change.The course will start on September 26, 2016
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Course At A Glance
Length: 12 weeks
Effort: 15 hours pw
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and edx
Price: Free. Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Starts on September 26, 2016
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About This Course
This computer science course is the first of a two-course sequence about writing good software using modern software engineering techniques.
In this course, you will learn what software engineers mean by “good” code — safe from bugs, easy to understand, and ready for change. You will also learn ways to make your code better, including testing, specifications, code review, exceptions, immutability, abstract data types, and interfaces.
This is a challenging and rigorous course that will help you take the next step on your way to becoming a skilled software engineer.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
- Java programming
- Software testing
- Code specifications
- Abstract data types
Rob is a professor of computer science at MIT, and a member of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in computer science from MIT (1995) and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (2002).
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