CS371p: Week of 9 Feb — 14 Feb

What did you do this past week?

I went to the library twice last week to check out some books, and they were both fun experiences. But I spent most of my time thinking about and working on the assignments for my classes, as well as learning, studying, and reviewing all the concepts that I have learned.

What’s in your way?

I think I have a tendency to rush over things. I think that if have a right expectation or a perspective before starting a task (to see it as a process instead of some chore), then I can be more slow and deliberate and make less mistakes when completing the task.

What will you do next week?

Same as this week probably.

If you read it, what did you think of the Pair Programming?

I think it is a great practice. Sometimes when the project is especially involved and challenging, I think having a partner is much more efficient. This practice can help you catch errors much better than if you are just by yourself. And it is more fun to have someone to talk to while working on the project. Through the conversation with the partner, more ideas can also be generated. It is a great thing to try.

What was your experience of operators, pointers, and references? (this question will vary, week to week)

I learned about it in an intro to programming class taught in C++ back when I was a student at UNT.

What made you happy this week?

Food and sleep.

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

I worked on a network project this week. At first, I don't see clearly any concrete way of how I might go about completing the project. But when I start with simple codes of a small part of the project, experiment and tinker with them, I find myself getting a better and better idea of how just this small piece is going to work. And if I play with enough of the small pieces of the project and getting an idea of each, I begin to see a way of completing the project and actually implementing it.

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