Develop good written software codes
Produce clear and useful software documentation
Identify software bugs
Solve software bugs
Want to improve your ability to identify and fix bugs in code?
On this course, you’ll discover how to reduce bugs during software development. You’ll learn with examples in both C and Fortran programming languages and understand how to catch bugs early using compiler features and writing tests for your code.
You’ll learn to find the bugs in your code using the best tools available including debuggers and code analysers. You’ll also look at parallel programs and explore tools for debugging parallel code at scale.
By the end of the course, you’ll feel confident writing high-quality and clean code.
Defensive programming: the use of good coding style, documentation strategies and good code testing
Preventing bugs: how to use compiler flags and static code checkers to identify bugs in an early stage
Finding bugs: debugging concepts and technics
Using the debugging tools GDB and Valgrind to fix serial programs
Debugging parallel code: using Intel Inspector and ITAC
This is an intermediate level course aimed at people with some programming experience. Although examples will be given in C and Fortran, the principles (and most of the tools) are transferable to other programming languages.