CS373 Fall 2020: Week 10

What did you do this past week?

Not much happened this past week. My group and I started working on Phase III, but other than that, nothing significant happened.

What’s in your way?

Phase III. Because we worked on Phase I at the last moment, we said we would work earlier on Phase II. Even with Phase II, despite starting slightly earlier, the last few days were a struggle because we had more issues than we had anticipated. Phase III does not look like it has as many requirements as some of the previous phases, so we are hoping that this phase will not be as stressful as the last two phases.

What will you do next week?

My group will finish working on Phase III. I have a test on Tuesday, but since the class it is for is really easy, I do not think I should have any issues.

If you read it, what did you think of The Interface Segregation Principle?

I have read The Interface Segregation Principle before for OOP, so the information was not new for me. That being said, I thought it was a good refresher for me, since I had forgotten some of the finer details of the article.

What was your experience of instance methods, class methods, static methods, regular expressions, and relational algebra?

I have used all of these before. That being said, I did not know much about regular expressions, so while I have used them before, I did not fully understand how they worked. I thought Professor Downing’s lectures on regular expressions were some of the best explanations that I have ever heard. Back when I first figured out how to do basic SQL, I learned a bit about relational algebra, but I thought that Professor Downing’s points were a good refresher.

What made you happy this week?

I managed to land an internship at a place that I want to work at! I had another pending offer, and I received the second offer very close to when the first offer was due. Admittedly, I was worried that they would not respond to me before the due date. Another thing that made me happy was that a project I had for Artificial Intelligence that I thought was due on October 27 (it was actually due on November 3) was moved back to November 10.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

Go out and vote! Your voice matters.

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