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Voltar para Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: Nand to Tetris Part II (project-centered course)

Comentários e feedback de alunos de Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: Nand to Tetris Part II (project-centered course) da instituição Universidade Hebraica de Jerusalém

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Sobre o curso

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. This is a self-contained course: all the knowledge necessary to succeed in the course and build the various systems will be given as part of the learning experience. The only prerequisite is knowledge of programming at the level acquired in introduction to computer science courses. All the software tools and materials that are necessary to complete the course will be supplied freely after you enrol in the course. This course is accompanied by the textbook "The Elements of Computing Systems" (Nisan and Schocken, MIT Press). While not required for taking the course, the book provides a convenient coverage of all the course topics. The book is available in either hardcopy or ebook form, and MIT Press is offering a 30% discount off the cover price by using the discount code MNTT30 at The course consists of six modules, each comprising a series of video lectures, and a project. You will need about 2-3 hours to watch each module's lectures, and about 15 hours to complete each one of the six projects. The course can be completed in six weeks, but you are welcome to take it at your own pace. You can watch a TED talk about this course by Googling "nand2tetris TED talk". *About Project-Centered Courses: Project-centered courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share....

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14 de jan de 2018

This is by far one of the best online-courses I have completed. Thumbs up, it was well worth my time and it will definitely help me on my never-ending journey of becoming a better software developer.


2 de set de 2018

I'm a 13 year old 8th Grader from California. I loved this course and learned a lot! Thank you Mr.Schocken for putting together such a wonderful course! It was a thrill to finish the course finally!

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76 — 100 de 138 Avaliações para o Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: Nand to Tetris Part II (project-centered course)

por Fumi K

17 de set de 2020

marvelous. This course is really helpful for the people who want to open up the "black box" in computer.

por Guna R

19 de abr de 2021

This course helps me to understand how a real computer is created and how compiler and os is designed

por pengwei

19 de jul de 2017

The best introduction of computer science course forever, I will recommend it to others. Thanks.

por Christian M J

3 de abr de 2022

A​ wonderful and enlightening foundation to understanding how software interacts with hardware.

por Jan K

8 de fev de 2022

T​his course is incredible cool and very challenging. Beware, you will lose a lot of sleep.

por Ahsanul A S

4 de ago de 2020

What an amazing journey it is! I wonder I can fast forward this course again and again.

por Jörg S

1 de mar de 2017

A fast-paced overview of compiler construction and the associated run time environment.

por hsc a

24 de abr de 2017

Absolutely amazing. I loved making my own programming language and building my own OS!

por Joe K

20 de jul de 2018

Thank you so much Shimon Schocken!!

Part two was tough, but it was very helpful.

por Ken G

5 de jun de 2020

This course helped me learn so much more about computer hardware and software!

por qinggeer B

29 de abr de 2019

Understand computer is difficult, but this course can help you on this point.

por Ahmed N E A

15 de abr de 2020

A very challenging and rewarding course, with great instructors. Thank you.

por Chunzhi W

13 de jun de 2020

This course is the greatest course in the computer system I've ever taken.

por Shuhei K

2 de set de 2017

This course is life-changing, yet the toughest course I've ever taken.

por Chen A

24 de out de 2019

After 2 years, i still didnt find something so interesting like this.

por jgyyy

8 de ago de 2022

Fascinating! I learned a lot and became a very confident programmer

por keebs

4 de jun de 2022

B​est course I have ever done. I'm looking forward to Part III

por Silvestras B

4 de fev de 2022

B​est course I ever took so far! Hard, but you learn a lot.

por Daniel C

26 de dez de 2020

Extremely challenging, but well-worth the time and effort!

por Albert

6 de jun de 2020

Challenging, but one of the best courses I've ever taken.

por David S

7 de set de 2018

As great as the first part, although far more demanding.

por Amr H G

25 de fev de 2020

Amazing course to learn about How computer works

por Khavin S G

24 de mai de 2020

Awesome course, packed with lots of content...

por 冯炜

29 de abr de 2017


por Damian O

11 de fev de 2022

Great course, looking forward to part 3