An introduction to debugging C and Java

Learn how to debug broken programs from the terminal and within an IDE
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (149 ratings)
12,368 students
2hr 15min of on-demand video
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At the end of this course students will be able to create clear, readable programs that make debugging much easier
At the end of this course students will be able to use GDB to locate and fix errors in C programs.
At the end of this course students will be able to use Eclipse to locate and fix errors in Java programs


  • A basic understanding of C and Java


This course will begin by discussing how you can make clear, concise programs to make the process of debugging much easier. Then we will cover how you can use the debugging tool GDB to debug C programs from the terminal and give you the opportunity to practice your new skills with five practical exercises. In the final section we will investigate how we can use the debugging tools available within the Eclipse IDE to fix broken Java programs and like the previous section there will be five practical exercises.

Who this course is for:

  • Developers with some experience of C and Java looking for a clear strategy to use when their program breaks.


Computer Science Educator
Nick Broom
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 149 Reviews
  • 13,407 Students
  • 1 Course

I have been a computer science student for the past two years and I have been very frustrated with the lack of tutorials on all the non-code parts of software development like Testing, Debugging and Using IDEs. My goal as an instructor on udemy is to teach the basics of these topics so that other students don't have to stumble through learning these very important subjects as they go and can enjoy software development much more.

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