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Thu, 02 May


Online Training

Defensive programming and debugging

This course takes half a day

Defensive programming and debugging
Defensive programming and debugging

Time & Location

02 May 2024, 09:00 – 15:00

Online Training

About the Event

Topics covered

All code contains bugs, finding and fixing them is boring. In this training, best practices are presented to reduce the number of bugs in your code. You will also learn about debuggers and debugging techniques to find bugs more efficiently.

  • best practices in coding, code style, error handling
  • using compiler options to warn about potential issues
  • unit and functional testing
  • using a debugger (breakpoints, inspection, watchpoints, tracing  …)
  • zoo of bugs
  • optional: debugging parallel code
Previous knowledge
  • experience programming C, C++, or Fortran
  • familiarity with the bash command line
  • optional: experience using MPI and/or OpenMP

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