CS371p Spring 2021: Week 4
What did you do this past week?
This past week, I finished up the Collatz project and attended all three lectures to learn more about operators and argument passing in C++. In addition, most of my other classes are about to hit the midterm phase, so time has definitely become much more scarce.
What’s in your way?
My schedule has recently filled up with alumni meetings, organizational meetings, and other social events. I am trying to better plan my time, so I can balance all of my classwork, organizational responsibilities, and personal health.
What will you do next week?
This next week, I will continue attending lecture to learn more about the ins and outs of C++. In addition, I will begin studying for exams in my other classes that are at the end of this week.
If you read it, what did you think of the Pair Programming?
I have actually read through parts of this paper previously in Dr. Norman’s Operating Systems class. I have always personally been a huge fan of pair programming, so it was interesting to read more about the numbers backing the practice up.
What was your experience of operators, pointers, and references? (this question will vary, week to week)
I have previously learned about pointers and references, but it was really interesting learning more about the foundations of how operators work. In addition, I did not previously learn about R and L values, so it was nice learning about the formal definitions of operators.
What made you happy this week?
As part of the executive team for Texas Product Engineering Organization, we have been working on creating a virtual Austin Product Conference, where we bring speakers in software engineering, design, and product management. We just solidified the Walmart CPO and a VP of engineering from Amazon to be a part of our program! Stay informed here: txproduct.org!
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My pick-of-the-week is a Mac application called Spectacle. As an owner of a 13-inch MacBook Air, it’s imperative for me to maximize every pixel on the screen. The app allows for easy shortcuts to move windows and screens around. Another perk is that it just sits on the top app bar. It’s been incredibly helpful for me and I definitely recommend it to all Mac users!