CS373 Spring 2022: Sage Sanford
What did you do this past week?
This past week I finished and submitted Project #1 Collatz. I also completed several assignments and quizzes in my other classes.
What’s in your way?
I have a lot of assignments to do right now, and it’s a little hard balancing all of them. However, despite being busier than normal, everything is going well.
What will you do next week?
This coming week, I will continue working on the assignments I mentioned earlier and study for upcoming quizzes. I am also looking forward to seeing the team I get assigned for this class. We completed the survey last lecture and, according to EdDiscussion, our groups will be announced this coming week. My understanding is the remaining projects will be done with this group, so I am interested to meet the team.
What did you think of Paper #4: Pair Programming?
I thought Paper #4: Pair Programming was important and interesting. I have heard great things about pair programming in many of my classes. In my Operating Systems class with Professor Norman, pair programming was the enforced collaboration method for projects. I had a good experience with pair programming and noticed many of the benefits mentioned in this paper. I hope I will get the chance to work with pair programming more in the future.
What was your experience of exceptions and types?
The lectures on exceptions and types were insightful and helped me understand more of the mechanics of Python. The exceptions seemed to align with most other languages, but I found Python types to be much more confusing. In particular, the way ints will automatically transition between references and values was hard to wrap my head around.
What made you happy this week?
This weekend I went home to visit my family. It was great seeing them and getting free food :). I am also looking forward to watching the Super Bowl with my friends.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?