UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Computer Science 282
INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEM PROGRAMMING
January 2013

Title:   Introduction to System Programming
     
Instructor:   Cezar Câmpeanu
     
Email:   ccampeanu < at > upei < dot > ca
     
Office:   CASS 408
     
Tel:   (902)566-0485
     
Textbook:   Unix: The Textbook, 2/E by Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Robert Koretsky, and Syed Aqeel Sarwar,
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
2005
ISBN-10: 032122731X
ISBN-13: 9780321227317
     
   
     
Textbook web site:   http://vig.pearsoned.ca/catalog/academic/product/0,1144,032122731X,00.html
     
Course web site:   Go To: http://www.csit.upei.ca,
Then follow the links: Faculty, Cezar Câmpeanu, Personal webpage, Teaching, and CS282 under Winter 2013,
     
General description:   This course introduces the student to development tools, system programming, elementary networking in the UNIX environment, and C programming from the perspective of a second language. Topics include shell programming, debugging, editing, file and directory management, C programming and programming tools, the X-window system, inter-process communication and basic TCP/IP networking. This course provides the fundamental tools necessary for software development in the advanced Computer Science courses.
     
Prerequisite:   CS 152
     
Time and Location:   Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:45, CSH 104
     
Office Hours:   Monday 1:30-2:30, Tuesday 11:30-12:30, or anytime by appointment (please send email-)
     
Topics Include:  
  • Fundamental UNIX commands and utilities
  • C language;
  • C programming tools under UNIX (make, sccs, debugger)
  • Utility programs (for power users), data manipulation using filters
  • C Shell programming (scripts)
  • Basic TCP/IP networking, X-window system
  • Systems programming and inter-process communications
  • System administration
     
   
Midterm Tuesday, March 5, 2013
     
Final Exam:  
Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 pm, KMB 210
     
Final MARKS:  
Everything Marked

Please check your marks. They will be submitted to Registar's Office later, today.
     
   
Have a nice Summer!
     
ACADEMIC HONESTY:   This course is committed to the principle of academic integrity. Submitted work is expected to reflect an individual effort. Copying or cheating on assignments or tests will be dealt with harshly. Students should read Academic Regulation 20 in the UPEI Calendar at page 61 (http://files.upei.ca/calendar.pdf).
     
Avoiding Plagiarism:   The following link will help you identify and. avoid plagiarism http://resources.library.upei.ca/plagiarism/index.htm.
     
Individual Work Expectations:   You are expected to write your own code, your own proofs, your own examples, and so on. Unless explicitly specified in the assignment text, the work in the assignments should be all yours.
     
Grading scheme:
Assignments Midterm Examination Final Examination
35% 30% 35%
   
Course Resources:
  1. Assignments
  2. Handouts
  3. Tentative Schedule
  4. Moodle login
  5. Assignment Policy
   
Important Notices: Please, check course web site periodically for updates. To view ps documents, you can download Aladdin Ghostview or another free viewer. To view PDF documents,you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe site. For operating system like Linux, the viewers are included into the distribution. On some older computers to view PDF Documents in your browser, you must enable the plug-in (Edit - Preferences - Navigator - Applications, select Portable Document Format (Postscript Document), Edit, click Application, and choose Acrobat, then click ok, and ok). For any problems concerning the CS282 pages, please contact me.
   
Note: Second year students and up that are interested in marking, please check with Rita Stanley. They must fill out an application.
   
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