CS373 Fall 2020: Harrison Gross Week 10

What did you do this past week?

This past week I have been learning more about react and feel much more up to speed than I have before. I also completed a weekly milestone for my game technology class as well as the typical assignments from my general education classes.

What’s in your way?

Phase 3 is due Wednesday and there is still much to do but I think we have a good idea of what we need to do and we will be able to get everything done.

What will you do next week?

I have a pretty busy week this week. I will spend the first half working on phase 3 before the due date. After that, I will need to study for my Geology exam Thursday and finish my game technology project due Friday. I have a lot to do, but if I can use my time efficiently and break things down into smaller problems, I can get it done.

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

I thought it was fairly similar to some of the other papers we have read this year. It gave me some insight into the importance of modularity within code and will influence my future design decisions.

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

Coming into this week, I felt that I had a solid grasp of instance, class, and static methods and I had an easy time following the lecture. I did not know about the small quirks of these methods in python but found them to be both interesting and confusing. It was my first time seeing regular expressions and it seems like they can be super useful (but still quite difficult to look at).

What made you happy this week?

Texas beat OSU in a crazy overtime game this weekend. I did not think that we would be able to pull it off, but the longhorns pulled it out and it was very exciting to watch.

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

My pick of the week is a dual-monitor setup. Having two screens makes it so much easier to program; instead of having to click away from your window to google something, you can search on your other monitor and then easily copy-paste to your program.

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