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Programming Foundations: Memory, Pointers, and Garbage Collection

Did you know that computers have both short- and long-term memory just like you? It’s true. If you peel back the layers of what it really means to be a programmer, you find that most programming tasks involve moving values around in memory. Many contemporary programming languages hide those mechanics, but as you advance they get harder to avoid.

Join instructor Maaike van Putten to take your foundational skills to the next level, diving in deeper to learn how code really works and exploring the basic tools of memory management. Get tips from Maaike on making code more efficient and fixing it when it breaks, as she walks you through best practices and power skills to improve your overall performance. By the end of this course, you’ll know more about memory management as well as how to avoid and debug common leaks.

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