CS 373: Week 12

What did you do this past week?

This past week would have been a relatively relaxed week in terms of work, but the first three days was completely eaten up preparing and then teaching at a high school for my Classroom Interactions class. Besides that, I have been looking at the API the other team used to scrape their data (for Magic: The Gathering!).

What’s in your way?

There is only a few weeks of classes left and it really feels like the stress has been ramping up. I was hoping the team whose API we are using would have an interesting connection to our NBA data. I can not think of a connection between MtG and NBA quite yet, but I suppose the visualization does not have to have anything to do with our data…

What will you do next week?

The last project for this class is due! I have not done much for this phase yet, so I hope to find something to contribute.

What’s my experience of the class?

It is interesting to see Java in class again, since I think the last class that it was a part of was CS 314. The reading about refactoring was not a difficult read, but I am not going to lie: I glossed over the walls of code. Personally, I found the code comparisons hard to follow just reading it, but Professor Downing did well to explain it in class.

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

I personally hate ads, and I don’t think I know anyone who really likes ads (except maybe the Super Bowl ones?). But I also understand that sometimes free isn’t really free, and if there has to be ads, they should be done correctly. Who would have guessed that people prefer well-integrated things? I think the same thing can be applied to features, too.