Compilers: Theory and Practice

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Compilers: Theory and Practice

What is the course about?

Compilers: Theory and Practice
The course Compilers: Theory and Practice is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

The objective of this course is to learn the theory and practice behind building automatic translators (compilers) for higher level programming languages and to engineer and build key phases of a compiler in Java or C++ for a small language.

Course description
  • Compilers: Theory and Practice
  • Offered at Georgia Tech as CS 8803
  • Front End
  • Middle End
  • Back-end
  • Compiler Phases
  • Scanners & Parsers
  • Semantic Analysis
  • Syntax Directed Translation
  • Control Structures and Back-patching
  • Function and Procedure Calls & Runtime Organization
  • Register Allocation & Instruction Selection
  • Code layout and Code Generation
  • Brief Introduction to Code Optimization
  • Good knowledge of data structures and algorithms, good programming skills and ability to write sizeable software in Java or C++. Should be able to work in Linux environment.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • Take this course if you need to develop the skills necessary to work on create compilers and similar tools for modern operating systems and devices.

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Compilers: Theory and Practice

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Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



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Compilers: Theory and Practice

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