CS373 Fall 2021: Albert C. Trevino Blog #11

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I didn’t work too much on this next phase of our project. My group planned out what we wanted to do and we were able to solidify our work at the end of phase 2. I’m excited to finish up phase 3 and it’s weird to think that this semester is already coming to a close. Also this week, I played intramural volleyball and flag football with my friends. I also made the trip to Iowa with the Longhorn Band to support the UT football team.

What’s in your way?

Nothing is in my way in regards to the project and my group. I actually have really been enjoying my group and I think we’ve been making phenomenal progress. Everyone is great and helpful and it’s been going pretty smoothly. I think one thing that’s still a bit rough is just working on everything a bit late. Procrastination as always is something that’s in my way. I’ve found a sudden loss of motivation against about a week ago. But I feel good about this next phase and will get that done.

What will you do next week?

This next week will be spent working on phase 3 for our website. We’ve been making great progress so I don’t see us running into any problems this next week. I have a paper to write for another class but that is honestly the least of my worries. This weekend, I will be welcoming the alumni of the Longhorn Band back to the Butler School of Music for football game this weekend against the University of Kansas. Additionally, my flag football team will be securing our first win on Sunday night.

If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #11: Getters and Setters?

Getters and Setters makes such good points about the use of accessors in programs. I had first been introduced to this concept in my Object Oriented Programming course and it really did change the way that I program and approach planning my projects. It really does create cleaner code and more protected code when you can get rid of any methods that directly access some variables.

What was your experience of relational algebra, select, and project?

I have taken a database management class before so these weren’t any new concepts. It was interesting having to implement some of these concepts in python but it made me more comfortable with the concepts along with using yield.

What made you happy this week?

The past few days, I have had the privilege of getting to spend time with my best friends. On Friday it was my friends birthday and we had such a blast throwing her a party and getting to spend some great time with some great people. The small trip to Iowa was such a great time away from school and Austin. I had such a great time.

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

Using WSL is something that I’ve really gotten into. I used to use cygwin but switching over has made my programming life from home so much easier. Paired along with Visual Studio, it’s actually given me some motivation to program. I highly recommend it.

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