Human Nature, Testing, Top-down problem solving. How to get started when you first get a problem. The importance of testing. Also: magic numbers, style - the search for meaning, "why are you here?" mastering skills, why kids give up on musical instruments, pleasure and pain, richard getting fit, software piracy/viking numbers, Bjorn. First twinges of RSI. Moving to an 8bit Microprocessor.
My lousy memory about facts and figures: Viking 1 and 2 were landers not rovers, and viking 2 failed first, not Viking 1 - it was Viking 1 with the software problem.
This is the introductory course for computer science at UNSW. This course consists of three strands: programming, systems, and general computer-science literacy. The programming strand is further divided into two parts. For the first half of the course we cover small scale programming, in the second half we look at how to effectively use teams to produce more substantial software. In the systems strand we will look at how computers work. Concentrating on microprocessors, memory, and machine code.
Founded in 1849, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the world's leading research universities and part of the Universitas 21, a coalition of international research-focused universities. As one of Australia's leading schools, its campuses teach over 46,000 students in 600 academic programs. In 2009, the Financial Times ranked UNSW's The Australian School of Business the top MBA program in Australia and 32nd in the world. During the school's relatively short history, it has also managed to produce some of the leading political figures in Australia including a foreign minister in Bob Carr and former Attorney General of Australia, Robert McClelland.