Welcome to Software Systems at Olin College, Spring 2014. Here is the class mailing list.
Instructor: Allen Downey.
Meetings: Monday and Thursday, 10:50 to 12:30 in AC326.
Topics: Operating Systems, Networks, and System-level Programming in C, including threads, scheduling, synchronization, virtual memory, processes, and file systems. Students in this class should:
The prerequisite for the class is Software Design or intermediate programming skills.
Textbook: We will use Griffiths and Griffiths, Head First C, which you can buy from the bookseller of your choice in electronic form or hard copy. If you buy it from O'Reilly Media I can give you a discount code. Also, used copies are available for $20.
We will also use a new textbook I am working on, tentatively titled Think OS. I will post chapters on nb as we go along.