Welcome to Spivey's Corner
This Wiki provides course materials and a discussion forum for the lecture courses that I give to Computer Science students in Oxford.
Some pages will contain course material, and I will protect those pages from editing, so that everyone can see the material as I presented it. But each protected page will have an associated discussion page, and you are welcome to add comments there, or to make additions to any of the other pages. To make edits, you will need to create an account for yourself, but anyone with an Oxford e-mail address is welcome to participate, in a way consistent with the code of conduct.
Roughly in most-recently-used order:
- Digital Systems, a course about digital design and low-level programming in C and ARM assembly language.
- Compilers, a course where we build compilers for various programming languages using OCaml.
- A Scala-based edition of a course on Object-Oriented Programming.
- An Oberon-based edition (the only worthwhile one) of a course on Imperative Programming.
- A course on Programming Languages based on interpreters written in Haskell.
- Notes for a course on Category Theory for Functional Programming.
- An earlier course on elementary design of Digital Hardware.
- A course on Operating Systems.
- A separate page has a list of projects that I'd currently like to supervise.
- Another page has some older project ideas. Some of these have been done and the results are publicly available; others don't seem so relevant now as when I first suggested them.
- Understanding Z.
- Z Reference Manual.
- An introduction to logic programming through Prolog.
- A new project: – 21 experiments in low-level programming.
- Faster Coroutine Pipelines, presented at ICFP'17.
- Bringing declarative programming to Life, Computing At School conference, Birmingham, 18th June 2016.
- Parallel Parsing Processes Revisited, S-REPLS 10, September 2018.
- The Fuzz typechecker for Z.
- The Oxford Oberon-2 compiler OBC.
- Thunder, a portable JIT library.
Debian packages for OBC and other software are available in a private archive for use with
- A convenient page gives access (for registered users) to recent Oxford exam papers in Computer Science, with links to an archive of older papers.
Pages for tutors
There are pages restricted to tutors that contain solutions for problem sheets and past exam papers. Tutors should create an account, then send an e-mail to Mike, who will add them the the tutors group and give them access to the tutors' section of the wiki.
- Some thoughts on setting up a programming environment for undergraduate students.
- Notes about experiments with hardware hacking.
- A rag-bag of mixed amusements and diversions.
- A page of random links to curiosa of the internet.
- Various tutorial notes written about specific problems.
- Some tech tips of variable accuracy.