CS371P #9

Yet another computer science figure passed away; John McCarthy, the computer scientist who coined the term “artificial intelligence” in 1955, and founder of LISP died Monday at age 84. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_%28computer_scientist%29 Apparently exam 2 was tougher than I thought. Actually I don’t think it was hard or tough. “Obviously” I am an awesome software engineer but […]

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CS371P #8

RIP Dr. Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie On exam 1 I was finished in 30 mins and had the remaining time to go back over my answers. For me exam 2 was a little long. I just made my first pass through it when time was up. I didn’t have time to go back over my answers […]

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CS371P #7

I enjoyed last weeks article on Object Oriented Design. I’ve previously read about those two parts of our brain and the differing functions, but I never read that they can disagree or even conflict. That’s a bit of a revelation and good food for thought as well as further study. Starting to study for round […]

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CS371P #6

More git notes: Noticed a couple things about git. For one, I found that in order to get branches pushed up to your repo you’ve got to add an extra option “git push –all”. I was assuming that doing a “git push” would push everything, but it doesn’t. As I’m turning in each project I […]

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CS371P #5

This class has been a quite a surprise. Not at all what I expected. There are a lot of language features, nuances, idiosyncrasies that don’t necessarily come up that often, at least for me. Plus, it’s been several years since I’ve coded professionally. I’m remembering many things about C/C++ that I haven’t thought about in […]

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CS371P #4

First a little more on git branches. For proj2 I used quite a few branches and at one point I was in a cycle of trying things on different branches, frequently switching back and forth. What I noticed though is that I found myself committing changes to branches before they were fully baked a.k.a. before […]

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CS 371P #3

I played with git branches a bit. I had my proj2 working and so I wanted to play around with it and try out several different ideas for improvement. I also wanted to play around with git branches since that claims to be one of it’s strengths. After monkeying around with PFD for a couple […]

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Mastering the shell

Why would you want to be an expert with the shell? Well, perhaps some developers or CS elitists would look down their nose upon shell scripting and consider that to be a “lowly” IT skill. To that I say bullhockey! As a software developer, the shell is your interface to the OS. (At least in […]

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CS 371P #2

Some of these quizzes are kickin my ass. I’ve been well prepared on the readings, but frequently that’s not what we’re quizzed on. I noticed this after the first couple of quizzes and thought I was making the necessary adjustments but I keep getting bitten. A quote comes to mind “the difference between an amateur […]

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