CS373 Spring 2022: Audie Bethea

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I spent a lot of time with my team planning out our ideas for phase one of our web project. We took special care to think ahead when selecting our models, such that we won’t run into any major issues down the road. In addition, we’ve finished the bulk of our frontend.

What’s in your way?

For some reason, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Since Thursday, I feel like I’ve been working day and night on this project, as well as projects for my Cloud Computing and Audio Processing classes. I can keep this pace up for a while, but not forever.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I hope to get an early start on my next round of projects, but I also want to take a little bit of time for recovery. I know that there will be a lot of work to do in Phase 2, so I’m hoping we won’t save it up for the end.

What did you think of Paper #6: Open Closed Principle?

I’m somewhat familiar with most of these topics from Object Oriented Programming, but I had a little more trouble conceptualizing this one than I did the previous one. Hopefully, I can find some time to do more research out of class.

What was your experience of for in, reduce, object models, and operators?

I thought a lot of this was really interesting. Python is a super well abstracted language, but I also think as a computer scientist that it is crucial to be able to delve beneath the surface and understand why things are the way they are.

What made you happy this week?

It was my roommate’s birthday yesterday! After a long week and weekend of work, it felt nice to cut loose and hang out last night.

What’s your tip of the week?

My tip of the week is VirtualBox. VirtualBox is an amazing tool that can spin up a VM on a local machine very quickly. It allowed me to use Docker on my Windows machine, despite not having access to Hyper-V. Having an Ubuntu VM at my disposal has been crucial to my success thus far in this class.

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