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"If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in."
*Edsger W. Dijkstra* Debugging is yin to programming's yang; you can't have one without the other. However, finding bugs in programs can be an incredibly frustrating and demotivating process for developers. This course will teach you a variety of techniques to help make debugging your code easier.
Lesson 1A: Debugging, Printing, LoggingIn this lesson, you'll be introduced to the "So Many Bugs" app, which we'll use to solve coding mysteries throughout the course. You'll also learn about the debugging process, and how to use print statements to identify bugs.
Lesson 1B: Stepping Through CodeIn this lesson, you'll learn how to use breakpoints to examine application state at any point during execution.
Lesson 2A: LLDB and Breakpoint ActionsIn this lesson, you'll learn about LLDB (low-level debugger)—the debugging super tool. You'll be introduced to common LLDB commands, tips, and tricks.
Lesson 2B: Breakpoints and Visual ToolsIn this lesson, you'll learn about exception and symbolic breakpoints, and how to debug your code using Xcode's visual debugging tools.
- Jarrod Parkes - Jarrod is no stranger to trying new things for the sake of education: both a self-starter and advocate for reinventing the ways we learn, he first started challenging the status quo when he helped create virtual science labs for middle school students at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. While studying Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, he started supplementing his college curriculum with online courseware, and he has never looked back. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.