Data Topic and Notes Assignments Reading For This Class
T Aug 30 What is Software Engineering?
[overview]
(no attendance/participation check)
Some homeworks are posted.
Start early!
R Sep 01 Process, Risk and Scheduling
[overview]
(no attendance/participation check)
Quiz 0 Due Friday
(future quizzes may not be posted on this page)
T Sep 06 Measurement
[overview]
(no attendance/participation check)
HW 0 (Dev Setup) Due
R Sep 08 Quality Assurance and Testing
[qa]
HW 1a (Test Coverage) Due
T Sep 13 Test Suite Quality Metrics
[qa]
R Sep 15 Test Inputs, Oracles and Generation
[qa]
HW 1b, 1c and 1d (Test Coverage) Due
T Sep 20 Code Inspection and Review
[qa]
R Sep 22 Dynamic Analysis Tools
[qa]
T Sep 27 Pair Programming and Skill Interviews
[coding]
HW 2 (Test Automation) Due
(reminder: assignments are due at this time even if there are temporary power or networking issues)
R Sep 29 Defect Reporting and Triage
[bugs]
T Oct 04 Rachel Frenkel (Meta/Facebook)
[guest]
(putting off HW 3 typically works poorly for students)
R Oct 06 Static & Dataflow Analysis (1/2)
[qa]
You should pretend that HW 3 (Mutation Testing) is Due: studying for the exam while completing HW 3 is difficult
T Oct 11 Static & Dataflow Analysis (2/2)
[qa]
HW 3 (Mutation Testing) Due
R Oct 13 Fault Localization and Profiling
[bugs]
Fri Oct 14 Exam #1 Due
(you pick a 2-hour window within this 24-hour day)
T Oct 18 — (No Class: Fall Break)
R Oct 20 Debugging as Hypothesis Testing
[bugs]
(looking into HW 6a projects before the break improves outcomes)
T Oct 25 Requirements and Specifications
[design]
HW 4 (Defect Detection) Due
R Oct 27 Elicitation, Validation and Risk
[design]
T Nov 01 Designing for Maintainability
[design]
(we recommend overlapping HW 6a with HW 5)
R Nov 03 Patterns and Anti-Patterns
[design]
HW 5 (Debugging Automation) Due
T Nov 08 Multi-Language Projects
[coding]
R Nov 10 Code Inspection and the Brain
[coding, qa]
HW 6a (Contribution) Due
T Nov 15 Productivity
(bring a coding laptop!)
[coding]
R Nov 17 Automatic Program Repair
[overview]
T Nov 22 Guest Lecturer #1 (TBD)
[guest]
(no required Lecture attendance or attendance checks)
R Nov 24 — (No Class: Thanksgiving)
T Nov 29 Program Synthesis
[overview]
R Dec 01 Program Synthesis #2
[overview]
T Dec 06 World Building
[other]
R Dec 08 Quantum Computing and Romance Novels
[other]
You Should Pretend HW 6b (Contribution) is Due (see below about no late submissions)
Fri Dec 09 Exam #2 Due
(you pick a 2-hour window within this 24-hour day)
Mon Dec 12 HW 6b (Contribution) Due (cannot be accepted later than this, please plan accordingly)
All Course Materials Due