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Change Log

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file. This project adheres in spirit to Semantic Versioning:

  • "MAJOR" updates correspond to changing the topics studied within a subject
  • "MINOR" updates correspond to changing courses without changing the topics
  • "PATCH" updates correspond to aesthetic and non-essential additions/removals or changing order of classes for better progression

[8.0.0] 2017-11-01

Added

  • extras/readings: "The System Design Primer"
  • extras/readings: "Category Theory for Programmers: The Preface"
  • extras/readings: "Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation"
  • extras/readings: "Programming and Programming Languages"
  • CONTRIBUTING: "Learning Git" section to the contributor guidelines page
  • Core Math: Added "Essence of Linear Algebra" as pre-requisite to "Linear Algebra: Foundations to Frontiers"

Updated

  • Moved "Introduction to Mathematical Thinking" to extras/courses
  • Moved "Hack the Kernel" (ops-class) from Advanced Systems to Core Systems
  • Core Systems: "Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces" is no longer required, but is recommended as companion text to "Hack the Kernel"
  • Core Theory: Replaced Coursera with Lagunita as the host for Stanford Algorithms, since Coursera uses dark patterns to trick users into paying

[7.2.2] 2017-07-02

Added

  • "Haskell Programming from First Principles" book as a paid alternative to learn Haskell
  • "Think Python" to extras/readings
  • FAQ entries and links under relevant courses
  • "Category Theory: A Gentle Introduction" to extras/readings

[7.2.1] 2017-05-14

Updated

  • Networking course should take 8 weeks to complete
  • Fixed spelling error

Added

[7.2.0] 2017-04-28

Added

  • Software Testing course
  • Link to Stanford Lagunita's Algorithms: Design and Analysis
  • Added link to the section on parametric equations and polar coordinates from MIT's Single Variable Calculus course in order to properly prepare students for Multivariable Calculus

[7.1.2] 2017-04-22

Updated

  • Add link to Mega Project List in the introduction of the Projects section

[7.1.1] 2017-04-11

Updated

  • Final touch to release

[7.1.0] 2017-04-10

Updated

  • Reverted reformat of programming languages course

Added

  • Reliable Distributed Algorithms courses
  • New Introduction to CS course

[7.0.2] 2017-03-30

Updated

  • Moved optional online learning courses to extras/courses in a new section
  • Moved alternate computer architecture course to extras/courses

Added

  • Scala specialization under Advanced applications

Removed

  • Removed all but one choice for required readings to make the curriculum simpler

[7.0.1] 2017-03-11

Updated

  • Fixed link to Bradfield's DIY computer science page

Added

  • Note under Calculus One with links to errata and course progression recommendations
  • Optional courses under extras:
    • Strang's course on linear algebra
    • Berkeley's Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
  • Optional readings under extras:
    • Van Roy's advanced programming book
    • P&H's computer architecture book
    • Skiena's algorithms book
    • Strang's linear algebra book
    • Database Management Systems book
    • Tarr's book on creating your own Domain-specific language
    • Readings from various authors on distributed systems

[7.0] 2017-03-09

Complete overhaul of program structure

Updated

  • Clarified contributor guidelines and moved them to separated file
  • Switched from many subjects to just four subjects with many topics
  • Consolidated free-books.md and paid-books.md into readings.md
  • Consolidated free-courses.md and paid-courses.md into courses.md
  • Replace old "How to Code" with new "How to Code" (Software Development MicroMasters)
  • Replace Princeton Algorithms (moved to alternative courses) with Stanford Algorithms

Added

  • Indicate prerequisites for all courses
  • Requirements: subject/topic requirements and project requirements
  • Required readings on Haskell, Prolog, Operating Systems
  • Courses: Dan Grossman's Programming Languages
  • Courses: From Nand to Tetris
  • Elective course: Intro to Parallel Programming
  • Elective course: LAFF: Programming for Correctness
  • Elective course: Introduction to Mathematical Thinking
  • Elective courses: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Elective courses: MIT's Computation Structures
  • Elective course: Multivariable Calculus
  • Elective course: ops-class.org
  • Elective course: Automata Theory
  • Elective course: Introduction to Logic
  • Elective course: Computational Geometry
  • Elective course: Formal Concept Analysis
  • Elective course: Game Theory
  • Elective specializations:
    • Robotics
    • Data Minig
    • Big Data
    • Internet of Things
    • Cloud Computing
    • Full Stack Web Development
    • Data Science
  • Pro specializations:
    • Mastering Software Development in R
    • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
    • Machine Learning Engineer
    • Cybersecurity
    • Android Developer

Removed

  • Removed many dead links and obsolete courses
  • Removed per-course project requirement
  • Course: Object-Oriented Programming in Java
  • Course: Funtional Programming in Scala
  • Course: Computer Architecture (but left as a footnote)
  • Course: Intro to Theoretical Computer Science
  • Course: Software Processes and Agile Practices
  • Course: Operating Systems & System Programming
  • Course: Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Course: Parallel Computer Architecture and Programming
  • Course: UX Design for Mobile Developers

[6.0] 2016-10-09

Updated

  • Put Calculus One before and together with Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Improve text in "Order of the classes"

Added

  • Create public Trello board with the new curriculum version
  • Create the section "How to track and show your progress" in "How to use this guide"
  • Add PROJECTS.md file
  • Copy all sections of curriculum to PROJECTS.md

Removed

  • Remove "Next Goals" section
  • Remove reference to OSSU web app

[5.1.0] 2016-08-20

Update to latest version of Math for Computer Science:

Updated

  • Section: Math (Discrete Math)
    • Mathematics for Computer Science

[5.0.0] 2016-08-20

Due to removed course, we had the following updates:

Removed

  • Section: Natural Language Processing
    • Natural Language Processing

Added

  • Section: Natural Language Processing
    • Introduction to Natural Language Processing

[4.1.0] 2016-08-05

Due to Coursera's platform changes, we had the following updates:

Fixed

  • Section: Big Data
    • Introduction to Big Data

[4.0.0] 2016-07-30

Due to Coursera's platform changes, we had the following updates:

Removed

  • Section: Theory
    • Automata
  • Section: Math (Linear Algebra)
    • Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Computer Science Applications
  • Section: Parallel Computing
    • Heterogeneous Parallel Programming
  • Section: Natural Language Processing
    • Natural Language Processing

Fixed

  • Section: Computer Networks
    • Computer Networks
  • Section: Compilers
    • Compilers

Added

  • Section: Theory
    • Intro to Theoretical Computer Science
  • Section: Math (Linear Algebra)
    • Linear Algebra - Foundations to Frontiers
  • Section: Parallel Computing
    • Parallel Computer Architecture and Programming
  • Section: Natural Language Processing
    • Natural Language Processing

[3.0.0] 2016-05-04

Removed

  • Section: Introduction to Computer Science:
    • Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python
    • From Nand to Tetris (Part 1)

Added

  • Section: Introduction to Computer Science:
    • Introduction to Computer Science - CS50

[2.0.1] 2016-04-04

Fixed

  • Now students should enroll through our web app.

[2.0.0] 2016-03-17

Fixed

  • Program Design section course's names and links

Removed

  • Introduction to Computer Science:
    • Introduction to Computer Science
    • Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
  • Algorithms
    • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Programming Paradigms
    • Principles of Reactive Programming
  • Math (Calculus)
    • Multivariable Calculus
  • Software Architecture:
    • Web Application Architectures
  • Software Engineering:
    • Agile Development Using Ruby on Rails - Basics
    • Agile Development Using Ruby on Rails - Advanced
    • Startup Engineering
  • Computer Architecture:
    • The Hardware/Software Interface
  • Operating Systems:
    • Operating System Engineering
  • Computer Networks:
    • Introduction to Computer Networking
  • Cryptography:
    • Applied Cryptography

ps: These removed courses are now in the extras section.

[1.3.12] 2016-03-17

Added

  • How to collaborate: send new links to the extras section

[1.3.11] 2016-03-06

Fixed

  • Nand to Tetris: change name and url
  • UC Berkeley Agile development: change name and url
  • Direct links to specializations

[1.3.10] 2016-03-06

Fixed

  • Link from Systematic Program Design Part 2 course

[1.3.9] 2015-11-09

Fixed

  • Link for the correct Natural Language Processing course

[1.3.8] 2015-11-07

Added

  • Add "Project Suggestions" section with more references

[1.3.7] 2015-11-01

Removed

  • Removed project.md file, moved to help repo

[1.3.6] 2015-10-22

Added

  • Latest version of CS 162, Operating Systems and System Programming

[1.2.6] 2015-10-19

Added

  • Badge/Link to the Awesome list

[1.2.5] 2015-10-16

Fixed

  • Fix name of the section and add a hyperlink to it.

[1.2.4] 2015-10-14

Removed

  • Removed citation about public commitment

[1.2.3] 2015-10-12

Changed

  • Updated the prerequisite section for more clarity

[1.2.2] 2015-10-12

Fixed

  • New link to issue intended for students' enrollment

[1.2.1] 2015-10-11

Added

  • Article Git - the simple guide to the prerequisite section

##[1.1.1] 2015-10-11

Fixed

  • Fix typos
    • As MOOC is a "Massive Open Online Course" MOOC course is redundant
    • Elaborated on "real problem"
    • Fixed a few small grammatical and wording errors

[1.1.0] 2015-10-08

Added

  • Motivation & Preparation section (optional resources)
    • Article: MIT Challenge
    • Course: Learning How to Learn

[1.0.0] 2015-10-08

Release of the first complete version of the Computer Science curriculum