CS371p Spring 2021 Week 4: Albert C. Trevino

What did you do this past week?

This past week was a bit of a packed week. I was able to complete Project 1 for this class, and I was proud of my work. I was also able to do well on a quiz for another class, as well as finishing up a lab. Overall, this past week was a bit time consuming, but I’m hoping to regain, and relax a bit this week.

What’s in your way?

The snow is going to be in my way this week. I had some plans to go do laundry and get some groceries, but I may not be able to do that as early as I wanted to do. Other than that, I’m still working on my procrastination. I am still leaving my responsibilities close to the last minute.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I will continue to go to lecture, (although not Monday and Tuesday now), and continue to work on homework for most of my classes. I don’t have any big projects due this week, so I will be waiting for the next ones to be released so I can begin working on them.

If you read it, what did you think of the Pair Programming?

I had first read Pair Programming my first year, but after reading it again with more pair programming experience, I can say that I agree with everything that is expressed in Pair Programming. I have to come to like pair programming and I believe that it is super beneficial for both partners who participate in coding. Though, I will say that I am not too fond of participating in pair programming remotely.

What was your experience of operators, pointers, and references? (this question will vary, week to week)

Pointers have always been the most confusing part of C programming. I feel as though I have a decent grasp of pointers and references at this point, but there are still times, especially when passing different references as parameters, where I find myself having to reassure that my thoughts are correct.

What made you happy this week?

I was able to meet some new people this weekend while hanging out with some friends virtually. That was a ton of fun and the vibes were immaculate.

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

I found it extremely useful to use Professor Downing’s docker image. If you’re not using Docker I HIGHLY recommend it. It made my entire programming experience so much easier and quicker than manually installing all the required programs. I’m glad I was introduced to this tool and hope to use it more in the future.