Defensive Programming and Debugging

Duration : 5 weeks
Study Method : Online
Subject : IT & Computer Science
Overview
Find out how to write clean and robust code as a programmer. Explore techniques to minimise the number of bugs during development.
Course Description

Learn how to identify and solve software bugs in your code

Want to improve your ability to identify and fix bugs in code?

On this course, you’ll discover how to reduce bugs during software development. You’ll learn with examples in both C and Fortran programming languages and understand how to catch bugs early using compiler features and writing tests for your code.

You’ll learn to find the bugs in your code using the best tools available including debuggers and code analysers. You’ll also look at parallel programs and explore tools for debugging parallel code at scale.

By the end of the course, you’ll feel confident writing high-quality and clean code.

This is an intermediate level course aimed at people with some programming experience. Although examples will be given in C and Fortran, the principles (and most of the tools) are transferable to other programming languages.

Requirements
This is an intermediate level course aimed at people with some programming experience. Although examples will be given in C and Fortran, the principles (and most of the tools) are transferable to other programming languages.
Career Path
  • Develop good written software codes
  • Produce clear and useful software documentation
  • Identify software bugs
  • Solve software bugs
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