Introductory video (made a few years ago — in particular it talks about the labs being in Appleton Tower, whereas right now they're at Forrest Hill — but still a useful introduction to the course).
Details of weekly topics, and slides, tba. In case it's useful in the meantime, here ar last year's lab exercises.
Clicking the link above, you will see that you have been allocated to a two-hour scheduled lab. Scheduled labs take place in the Drill Hall, Forrest Hill. If you want to move to a different group, please ask the ITO. You may, in fact, attend any lab where there is space, e.g. if you need extra time or can't make one particular session. However, if there were ever more people than seats, those not allocated to the lab would be asked to leave.
Provided you are making good progress, you may choose to work elsewhere, e.g. at home, rather than attending your scheduled lab. However, in the scheduled labs, help from demonstrators is available. If your progress gives cause for concern, you will be asked to sign in with the demonstrator in your scheduled lab, who can help you catch up. See under tutorials concerning the status of lab exercises: in brief, very strong students who already know the examinable material of this course may wish to omit them; everyone else should do them.
The Fundamental labs cover the core course material. Some (less developed) Advanced labs are also provided, as a suggested ingredient for Individual Learning Plans of stronger students - see below on tutorials.
There will be a mock exam, done on the same machines and under the same conditions as the real exam, in week 10. This is not for credit, but you are very strongly advised to attend.
Past papers are available on the university's site; files needed to do them, such as the provided JUnit tests, are here. For a few recent papers, an automarking service is available. (to be added)
Put file:///group/examreadonly/index-java.html into your browser on a DICE machine to see the information you'll have access to from your browser in the exam; you may also take in any books, papers etc. you like, but nothing electronic except USB sticks, which can be read but not written.
Book choice is very personal, however, and you may use any book you like, or none. The library has many, both on paper and electronically.
Additionally, videos of the ordinary in-person lectures should be available shortly after each one here (as are videos of some previous years' lectures). You may find these useful for revision or if you have to miss a lecture. In my experience the recordings fairly often fail to appear for technical reasons, though, so I don't recommend relying on them instead of coming to lectures.
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