About this Course

This course covers the theory and practice of software analysis, which lies at the heart of many software development processes such as diagnosing bugs, testing, debugging, and more. It presents diverse techniques, each with their own strengths and limitations, for automating tasks such as testing, debugging, and finding bugs in complex real-world programs. These techniques include dataflow analysis, constraint-based analysis, type systems, model checking, symbolic execution, and more. The course teaches the principles underlying these techniques as well as imparts hands-on experience with using and implementing tools based on these techniques.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 16 weeks
Skill Level
Intermediate
Included in Course
  • Rich Learning Content

  • Interactive Quizzes

  • Taught by Industry Pros

  • Self-Paced Learning

  • Student Support Community

Join the Path to Greatness

This free course is your first step towards a new career with the Data Analyst Nanodegree Program.

Free Course

Software Analysis & Testing

by Georgia Institute of Technology

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

  • Chris Pryby
    Chris Pryby

    Instructor

What You Will Learn

Lesson 1

Testing

  • Principles of random testing.
  • Automatically generating tests.
Lesson 1

Testing

  • Principles of random testing.
  • Automatically generating tests.
Lesson 2

Analysis

  • Analyzing dataflows within a program.
  • Analyzing pointers.
  • Analyzing software based on constraints.
Lesson 2

Analysis

  • Analyzing dataflows within a program.
  • Analyzing pointers.
  • Analyzing software based on constraints.
Lesson 3

Debugging

  • Basics of type systems.
  • Statistical principles of debugging.
  • Dynamic symbolic execution.
Lesson 3

Debugging

  • Basics of type systems.
  • Statistical principles of debugging.
  • Dynamic symbolic execution.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be prepared for this course, you should be very comfortable with:

  • Mathematical and logical reasoning (e.g. basics of set theory, graph theory, boolean algebra, and probability)

  • Programming in a high-level language like Java

  • Shell scripting on Linux-like operating systems

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Why Take This Course

Take this course if you need to learn how to test complex, large-scale programs using state of the art testing paradigms.

What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals
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