CS373 Fall 2021: Albert C. Trevino Blog #12

What did you do this past week?

This past week was spent mostly writing a paper for my Contemporary Issues in Computer Science class. It was pretty easy but it was a bit lengthy. Aside from that I was able to complete some work on the next project phase. I’m honestly a bit behind from how busy I was with band stuff. This week had me super stressed out because of some problems that I had had in my section.

What’s in your way?

As always, procrastination is still in my way. Even though I was pretty busy this week, I still could have found some time to work on the project. Although I think I did enough, I still could have done more. I didn’t find myself home very often so I always get distracted doing other things while at gome.

What will you do next week?

The former part of this week will be finishing up the project with my group. Other than that I don’t think I have too much going on this week. I do need to work on my final project for Contemp. Issues, but there are still a few weeks for that to be done.

If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #12: More Getters and Setters?

Similar to last week, I feel like being taught to stray away from getters and setters is one of the most valuable lessons that I have taken away from my classes with Professor Downing. I was first introduced to this concept in object oriented programming last semester, but it’s always nice to become more familiar with it and understand it a bit better.

What was your experience of cross join, theta join, natural join, and SQL?

I was able to knock out all the exercises fairly easily with my partners. The exercises really helped me understand them since not too much was said during class. I have some previous experience with relational algebra but have never translated these to a different language so that was nice to try.

What made you happy this week?

My favorite part about this week was being able to celebrate one of my best friends’ birthday. I was able to help them set up stuff and I had a really great time. It was a night I definitely needed.

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

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