Writing efficient programs: Performance issues in an undergraduate CS curriculum

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Abstract

Performance is an essential aspect of many software systems, and it is important for programmers to understand performance issues. However, most undergraduate curricula do not explicitly cover performance issues - performance monitoring and profiling tools, performance improvement techniques, and case studies - in their curricula. This paper describes how we address this topic as part of a third-year programming course. We focus on tools and techniques for monitoring and improving performance, as well as the interaction between clean program design and performance tuning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirty-Fifth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2004
Pages275-279
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jun 14 2004
EventProceedings of the Thirty-Fifth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: Mar 3 2004Mar 7 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Other

OtherProceedings of the Thirty-Fifth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
CountryUnited States
CityNorfolk, VA
Period3/3/043/7/04

Keywords

  • Performance tuning
  • Profiling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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