Checking date: 27/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Software system development
Study: Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering (218)

Coordinating teacher: EXPOSITO SINGH, DAVID

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Operating Systems Operating Systems Design Computer Architecture
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The objective of this course is to introduce students to different topics related to the domain of system software development. These topics are are the C ++ programming language, the existing services in the Linux / UNIX operating systems, and various development, monitoring and performance analysis tools for developing the systems software. The objective of the course is that the students learn how to develop efficient system software. In order to archive this goal, the student have to acquire several generic skills, knowledge, capacities and attitudes. 1. Generic Skills: - Capacity for analysis and synthesis (PO a, c, e) - Strong organisational and planning (PO c, d) - Capacity for solving problems (PO c, g) - Teamwork (PO d) - Ability to apply theoretical concepts (PO a, c) 2. Specific Skills: a. Cognitive (PO a, c, e) - Ability to design software systems - Ability to implement software systems - Knowledge of I/O techniques - Knowledge of concurrent programming - Use of services offered by operating systems b. Procedural / Instrumental (PO a, c, g, k) - Solve problems of concurrency. - Develop low-level system software. c. Attitudinal (PO: c, e) - Creativity - Critical view of software system development - Proactivity - Interest in acquiring new knowledge and information 3.- General and Transversal Competences - To use in an efficient way electronic tools for writing technical report, project memos and reports about computer science, including high quality presentations (CG9) - Basic knowledge about the usage and the programming of computers, operating systems, data bases, and computer applications with engineering applications (CGB4) 4.- Computer Science's related competences - Knowledge of characteristics, functionality and structure of operating systems, and to design and implement software based on its services (CECRI10) 5.- Computer Engineering related competences - Knowledge to design and implement system software and communication software (CEIC4)
Description of contents: programme
T1. Introduction to Programming Systems 1.1 Definition of programming systems 1.2 History of programming languages T2. Systems Programming languages: C ++ 2.1 Objects, types and values 2.2 Classes and inheritance. Operator overloading 2.3 Containers, arrays and Free Store 2.4 Copy and move operations 2.4 Templates, exceptions and resource management 2.5 Metaprogramming 2.6 STL, function objects and lambdas 2.8 C++11 and C++14 T3. Concurrency 3.1 Thread-based concurrency 3.2 Task-based concurrency T4. Management and memory optimization 4.1 Error control and debugging 4.2 Shared memory 4.3 Memory mapping T5. Input / output 5.1 Vectorized I/O 5.2 Asyncronous I/O 5.3 I/O Buffering T6. Signals and timers 6.1 I/O mutiplexing 6.2 Signal-based I/O 6.3 No re-entry functions and non-local goto T7. Management of libraries and utilities 7.1 Static and shared libraries 7.2 Dynamic libraries T8. Monitoring and performance analysis 8.1 Performance metrics 8.2 Performance tools 8.3 Linux's monitoring tools
Learning activities and methodology
1. Theoretical lectures 1 ECTS (PO a, c, e) - Presentation of the theoretical concepts - Students will have available for students support material to extend and increase their knowledge in the course topics. 2. Assignments 1.5 ECTS (PO a, c, d, e, g, k) - There will be several work assignments. Some of the will be completed in the lab classes with teacher support. - Students will have to analyse the requirements and provide a correct solution to each assignment - Assignments will be completed in groups of 2 students (to promote the team work). 3. Exercises solved by the teacher 1 ECTS (PO a, c, e) - Several exercises will be solved during class-time with the student participation 4. Student work 2 ECTS. (PO a, c, e, k) - Studies to understand the theoretical contents - Completion of the proposed exercises 5. Exams 0.5 ECTS (PO a, c, e, g) - Final exam
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Hoover. System Programming with C and Unix. Pearson. 2009
  • Bjarne Stroustrup. Programming: Principles and Practice using C++. Addison-Wesley. 2009
  • Michael Kerrisk. The Linux Programming Interface. A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook. William Polock. 2010
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Additional Bibliography
  • Bjarne Stroustrup. The C++ Programming Language. Addison-Wesley. 2013
  • G. R. Andrews. Foundations of Multithreaded, Parallel, and Distributed Programming. Addison-Wesley. 1999
  • Kay A. Robbins and Steve Robbins. UNIX Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency and Threads. Pearson . 2003
  • L. L. Beck. System Software: An Introduction to Systems Programming. Pearson . 1996
  • M. Barr. Programming Embedded Systems in C and C++. O'Reilly Media. 1999
  • Nicolai M. Josuttis. The C++ Standard Library. Addison-Wesley. 2012
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