1 — What did you do this past week?

I started the week off by programing a bunch of Clojure functions for symbolic programming class. That language is amazing me with how many parenthesis that I have to write, but it is also seems to have very powerful function writing capabilities.
I also did all of our Collatz project. Collatz gave me a little bit of trouble with integer overflow that took me quite a while to debug. I wanted to write an iterative solution unlike my recursive solution from CS373, but the debugging took too long. …

1 — What did you do this past week?

I spent most of the week daydreaming a little in class and neglecting my work for my Minecraft server. I spent the whole week managing configurations for java jars and a bunch of server administration stuff. I’ve also been working on making a rudimentary website for the server using the skills that I learned in SWE.

2 — What’s in your way?

I have all of collatz to do. I’m not really worried though because I wrote a similar program in python last semester. I also have projects for 2 classes…

*preface: I took swe last semester, so some of my answers will be very similar
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1 — Where did you grow up?

I was raised in Forney, Texas. It is about 20 miles East of Dallas. It was a small-ish town, but is now growing quickly. I remember when we didn’t have a Walmart, and now there is a large shopping district, amazon warehouse, and it seems like a new school is built each year.

2 — What high school did you attend?

I attended Forney High School. I excelled after a mediocre freshman year…

1 ) How well do you think the course conveyed takeaways?

The lectures addressed each one of them individually and sometimes looked back and layered a takeaway on top of another. The readings made us think about how the takeaways make good code. The first project made us use the first takeaway which is TEST,TEST,TEST

I think that the group project was a little lacking in the takeaways. A group could assign a person to deal with making the code pretty and refactoring. While the others would just care about getting it done.

2 ) Were there any other particular…

1 ) What did you do this past week?

I started refactoring the frontend code for the idb project. I managed to get rid of some pesky bugs and several code duplications that were bugging me. One particular problem was that our instance pages didn’t work very well with the brower’s forward and back button. I was able to fix it by adding a listener through the router library to detect changes in the url instead of a react hook.

2 ) What’s in your way?

I need to start preparing for final exams since all of mine fall on…

1 ) What did you do this past week?

This week, I finished up the main portion of my group project for my Public Health class, did a lab for Computer Networks, and finished up the current phase of the IDB Project.

I ended up programming in the search/highlighting/filtering/sorting to the frontend of my team’s website. I prefer search being done on the frontend if all the data is available since it would be faster and not require more api calls. We switched the table’s from react-bootstrap to ant design since they were more capable.

2 ) What’s in your…

1 ) What did you do this past week?

I had 2 exams this week. One of them went alright, waiting on results for the other.

For the IDB project, I worked on restructuring parts of the frontend, and redoing both the home and about pages. I also fixed a couple bugs in the process. The website is slowly coming together, but we are still behind for getting the search working on our pages and the highlighting.

2 ) What’s in your way?

I have a couple of deadlines for other class projects coming up next week right before this…

1 ) What did you do this past week?

Mostly work for other classes.

After turning in the latest phase of our IDB project, my team was a little burnt out, so there was little/no communication between us until Thursday. We met on Saturday to discuss our responsibilities for the next phase and to get the user stories done.

We seem to be entrenched in our previous responsibilities. I will be working primarily on the frontend again. …

1 ) What did you do this past week?

I worked on mostly frontend stuff for the IDB project. I built a modal page for our instances with with bootstrap into our model pages. It is supposed to act like a separate page, but it still needs to be cleaned up and beautified. I worked with my teammate Brian to implement pagination, and put that into a separate page. I wrote some functions to create the links for connecting our models together. I also worked on adding/formatting multimedia in our instance pages a bit.

2 ) What’s in your way?

1 ) What did you do this past week?

This week, I mostly worked on staying up to date with other classes right before spring break. On Thursday, my idb team met to work on our user stories and evaluate completion of our stories on our developer. Today, we met again to check on everyone and discuss our next steps. We were able to fix a couple of bugs and clean up our web code. It looks like I will be working mostly with front end design for this week, but I probably will try out adding tests.

2 )…

William Crawford

Computer Science major at the University of Texas at Austin

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