Writing efficient programs performance issues in an undergraduate CS curriculum

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Performance is an essential aspect of many software systems, and it is important for programmers to understand performance issues. However, most undergraduate curricula do not explicitly cover performance issues-performance monitoring and profiling tools, performance improvement techniques, and case studies-in their curricula. This paper describes how we address this topic as part of a third-year programming course. We focus on tools and techniques for monitoring and improving performance, as well as the interaction between clean program design and performance tuning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalSIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Event35th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Norfolk, VA, United States
Duration: Mar 3 2004Mar 7 2004


  • Performance tuning
  • Profiling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Food Science
  • Hardware and Architecture


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