CSE 20289 is a core Computer Science and Engineering course at the University of Notre Dame that explores the fundamentals of computing systems. This course introduces students to the Unix programming environment where they will explore various command line utilities, files, processes, memory management, system calls, data structures, networking, and concurrency. Examining these topics will enable students to become familiar and comfortable with the lower level aspects of computing, while providing the foundation for further study in subsequent systems courses such as computer architecture and operating systems.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Utilize unix commands to navigate filesystems, edit files, manage processes, explore system and network properties, produce documents and plots, and manipulate multimedia files.
Employ Unix development tools to compile, link, build, debug, trace, profile, and test software applications.
Compose shell scripts to automate tasks.
Construct regular expressions and small programs to filter and process a variety of datasets.
Develop basic Python scripts that process data and orchestrate processes.
Manage memory and other system resources manually and utilize tools to help debug and profile applications.
Utilize basic system calls to create processes that interact with each other via various forms of inter-process communication such as files, pipes, and sockets.
Discuss the core tenets of the "Unix Philosophy" and how it is applied to modern software development.
|Introduction||01/17||Introduction, Syllabus, Shell Slides Slides|
|01/19||Git, Markdown Slides||Reading 00|
|Using The Shell||01/23||MLK Celebration Luncheon Slides||Reading 01|
|01/27||Processes, I/O Redirection Slides Slides||Homework 01|
|Scripting The Shell||01/30||Networking Slides||Reading 02|
|02/01||Bourne Shell Language Slides|
|02/03||Bourne Shell Language||Homework 02|
|Filtering Text||02/06||Regular Expressions Slides||Reading 03|
|Generating Documents||02/13||LaTeX / GNU Plot Slides|
|02/17||Checklist 01 Exam 01|
|Scraping The Web||02/20||Python Language Slides||Reading 05|
|02/22||Regular Expressions, Filesystem, Processes|
|02/24||Requests, JSON||Homework 04|
|Processing Data||02/27||Functional Programming Slides (Charles) Slides|
|03/01||Generators, Multiprocessing Slides||Reading 06|
|03/06||HTCondor, Work Queue Slides|
|03/10||Checklist 02 Exam 02|
|Arrays, Pointers, Strings||03/20||Compiler, Building, I/O Slides||Reading 07|
|03/22||Pointers, Arrays, Strings|
|03/24||Debugging, Tricks||Homework 06|
|Dynamic Memory||03/27||Memory Allocation Slides||Reading 08|
|03/29||Structs, Linked Lists|
|Data Representation||04/03||Data Representation, Unions Slides||Reading 09|
|04/05||Hashing, Hash Tables|
|Files||04/10||I/O, Files Slides||Reading 10|
|04/19||Fork / Exec Slides|
|Sockets||04/24||TCP Slides||Reading 11|
|Final||05/03||Closing Time Slides|
|05/05||Reading day||Project 02|
|05/12||Checklist 03 Exam 03|
|Readings Weekly reading assignments and corresponding writing prompts.||10 × 4|
|Homeworks Weekly programming homework assignments.||8 × 15|
|Projects Group programming projects.||2 × 20|
|Exams Periodic examinations, covering material discussed in class.||2 × 25 + 50|
All your Readings, Challenges, and Projects are to be submitted to your own private GitLab repository. Unless otherwise specified:
Students are expected to attend and contribute regularly in class. This means answering questions in class, participating in discussions, and helping other students.
Foreseeable absences should be discussed with the instructor ahead of time.
Notre Dame has implemented an Echo360 classroom recording system. This system allows us to record and distribute lectures to you in a secure environment. You can watch these recordings on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. The recordings can be accessed within Sakai. Look for the tool labeled "Echo360 ALP" on the left hand side of the course.
Because we will be recording in the classroom and/or using an active learning environment, your questions and comments may be recorded. (Video recordings typically only capture the front of the classroom.) If you have any concerns about your voice or image being recorded, please speak to me to determine an alternative means of participating. No content will be shared with individuals outside of your course without your permission except for faculty and staff that need access for support or specific academic purposes.
These recordings are jointly copyrighted by the University of Notre Dame and your instructor. Posting them to other websites, including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, or elsewhere without express, written permission may result in disciplinary action and possible civil prosecution.
In the case of a serious illness or other excused absence, as defined by university policies, coursework submissions will be accepted late by the same number of days as the excused absence.
Otherwise, there is a penalty of 25% per day late (except where noted). You may submit some parts of an assignment on time and some parts late. Each submission must clearly state which parts it contains; no part can be submitted more than once.
All work that you submit must be your own. Collaboration is encouraged but must be disclosed by all parties. Print or online resources are allowed, but must be disclosed. However, you may not look at solutions from other current or past students, or any other source.
Any student who has a documented disability and is registered with Disability Services should speak with the professor as soon as possible regarding accommodations. Students who are not registered should contact the Office of Disabilities.