In this project-centered course you will build a modern software hierarchy, designed to enable the translation and execution of object-based, high-level languages on a bare-bone computer hardware platform. In particular, you will implement a virtual machine and a compiler for a simple, Java-like programming language, and you will develop a basic operating system that closes gaps between the high-level language and the underlying hardware platform. In the process, you will gain a deep, hands-on understanding of numerous topics in applied computer science, e.g. stack processing, parsing, code generation, and classical algorithms and data structures for memory management, vector graphics, input-output handling, and various other topics that lie at the very core of every modern computer system.
Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: Nand to Tetris Part II (project-centered course)希伯来大学
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Do I have to take Nand to Tetris Part I before taking Nand to Tetris Part II?
Nand to Tetris Part I and Nand to Tetris Part II are two separate and stand alone courses. Although it is recommended to take Part I before taking Part II, you can take any of these courses, in any order that suites you.
How much computer science do I have to know before taking this course?
The only requirement is programming ability at the level acquired in typical introduction to computer science courses.
Which programming language do I have to use in order to complete the assignments in this course?
We expect learners to submit assignments in any version of Java, or Python. We will assume that you have basic programming ability in these languages, including a basic ability to understand and write simple object-based programs.
How many assignments do I have to submit in order to pass the course?
The course consists of 6 projects (programming assignments), numbered 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and an optional project, numbered 4. In order to pass the course you must submit at least 5 projects out of projects 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. (The project numbering scheme maintains consistency with the project numbers in the Nand to Tetris Part I course)