CS373 Spring 2021: Laura Martinez - Blog 3

What did you do this past week?

This week I attending Zoom lectures and completed any homework that was due. I created my first iOS App which was interesting. I’m really enjoying CS371L with Bulko. I was worried about it at first, but it’s turning out to be my favorite class of the semester. Other than classes and homework, I’ve been working. I haven’t had a chance to work on the Collatz assignment and it’s stressing me out, but I’m starting after this blog and the Perusall assignment.

What’s in your way?

I feel like I don’t have enough time in the day. Between classes, assignments, and work, it feels like the day is over before it really even began. I’m writing this as I eat still in my work clothes and all I can think about is the assignment for this class.

What will you do next week?

Next week will be the same as this week — class, work, assignments. Tomorrow I’ll probably still be working on Collatz and once that’s done I’m going to complete my iOS assingment early so that I can have time for other small assignments.

If you read it, what did you think of the Continuous Integration?

I have not read Continuous Integration yet, but I will after I finish this blog.

What was your experience of Collatz? (this question will vary, week to week)

Of Collatz? I think it’s an interesting mathematical problem. I have yet to start the assignment though. I know I’m behind, but it’ll get done. I have been thinking about it any chance I get and I think it’ll be interesting to see if any of my theoretical optimizations work.

What was your experience of exceptions? (this question will vary, week to week)

I’ve never consistently used exceptions but that’ll change now that I have a better understanding of them.

What made you happy this week?

I’ve lost a couple more pounds. In fact, today I weighed the lowest I have in months or possibly years. Oh and I found a run on Apple Fitness+ that I really enjoyed. I use the service for every one of my workouts, but this one I particularly enjoyed so I did it twice this week.

What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

I’ve never had to use Python before this class. Since I’m learning as we go, I’ve been using https://www.programiz.com/python-programming alot. This may not be useful to other people, but if you’re starting off like me it may help out with some basics!

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