We spoke a bit about the history of programming and the invention of C++. Here are a few interesting links related to the kind of stuff we covered.
One really cool thing to check out is the source code for the Apollo 11 rocket, written completely in a special assembly language made for the missions. Note how well commented the code is! There are some funny easter eggs thrown around in the comments e.g. here and here.
We will be holding helper hours in the LaIR this Thursday January 11th, from 7-9pm to fix any issues you might be having in setting up QT Creator. Note: please try and install QT Creator yourself before coming to the help hours!
We will be located at Tressider Memorial Union, in the food court.
Our first lecture will be on Tuesday, January 9th from 1:30 - 2:20pm in Shriram-104. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
CS106L is a companion class to CS106B and CS106X that offers a more complete exploration of the C++ language. We have an exciting quarter ahead of us! Over the next 10 weeks we will touch on some fundamentals of the C++ programming language before quickly progressing on to cover more advanced concepts. Our focus will be on developing practices coherent with the philosophy and style of the C++ ecosystem. By the end of the quarter, you will be equipped to use this powerful language and its surrounding community as a tool to solve any meaningful problems you decide to tackle in the future!
Lectures meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:20pm in Shriram 104. There are no exams, and grades are entirely based on three programming assignments, of which you only have to do two! The class is intended to be useful to any student who has taken or is currently taking CS106B (or equivalent). In particular, we won't go through basic C++ syntax. If you have any questions about the prerequisites for this class, don't hesitate to reach out to me.
CS106L will be using an IDE called QT creator for lecture examples as well as assignments. To install QT creator, follow this installation Walkthrough.
If you have any questions about the class, feel free to email me at email@example.com.