What did you do this past week?
This week, I spent a lot of time preparing for upcoming exams in other classes. In this class, I met with my team several times to get an early start on the upcoming phase, since it is supposed to be the heaviest in terms of workload.
What’s in your way?
Right now, the overwhelming amount of work in all of my other classes is preventing me from doing more work in this class. However, after Thursday, I should have more time to focus on SWE, even if it means I have to work a little bit over spring break.
What will you do next week?
Next week, I plan to work hard on this project, after studying for exams and completing projects for other classes that have nearer deadlines. I might have to work a little bit during spring break, but I should be able to do that while at the airport or on the plane.
What did you think of Paper #7: Liskov Substitution Principle?
I thought this paper was a little more digestible than the last one. I felt that this paper provided more clear examples than the paper about the open-closed principle, which is probably why I had an easier time understanding it. All of the pieces of this 5-part series of papers are starting to come together for me.
What was your experience of operators and iteration?
Most of the information about operators made intuitive sense to me, so I didn’t have much trouble understanding it. However, I found the portion about iteration really interesting- especially the use cases for calling iter() on an iterator.
What made you happy this week?
This week, I booked some flights to San Francisco and to New Orleans for spring break. I’m flying to San Francisco to look for housing next year, and to New Orleans to party, so I should be in for an interesting variety of experiences this spring break.
What’s your pick-of-the-week?
My pick of the week is the python interactive shell. I’ve never used it much, but I recently used it a lot while completing work in another class. It’s super useful for debugging code, as well as quickly finding out how unfamiliar functions work.