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Programming Fundamentals 3

Description

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Concepts of concurrent and parallel programming
  • Parametric polymorphism
  • Functional programming.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course teaches concepts and methods of concurrent and parallel programming, with particular focus on multi-threading, safety/liveness hazards, and synchronization. The course also covers patterns, constructs and classes made available by the Java language and the Java Class Library to implement thread-safe concurrent applications. Moreover, the course introduces generic programming in Java, including related concepts such as erasure and reification. Finally, the course teaches principles of functional programming and its application on the Java Virtual Machine, including lambdas and Java streams. The presented techniques enable the development of scalable, concise, easy-to-maintain and flexible multi-threaded Java applications capable of exploiting modern multicore hardware.

 

LEARNING METHODS
Lectures and exercises on the course topics.

 

EXAMINATION INFORMATION
The examination consists of periodic assignments and a final exam.

 

REFERENCES

  • Java Concurrency in Practice (2006), by B. Goetz, T. Peierls, J. Bloch, J. Bowbeer, D. Holmes, D. Lea. ISBN-13: 978-0321349606.
  • Java Generics and Collections (2007), by M. Naftalin and P. Wadler. ISBN-13: 978-0596527754.
  • Mastering Lambdas: Java Programming in a Multicore World (2014), by M. Naftalin. ISBN-13: 978-0071829625.
  • Materials made available by the course instructors.

People

 

Binder W.

Course director

Basso M.

Assistant

Schiavio F.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2020-2021
ECTS
6
Language
English
Education
Bachelor of Science in Informatics, Core course, Lecture, 2nd year