CS371 Summer 2021: Blog 4

This past week, I worked on two projects from my summer classes. One of those projects was the Netflix project for this class which my partner and I were able to get done pretty quickly once we figured out how to manage input into our software. The other project was for Software Engineering where I needed to create a preliminary design for an API to be implemented on our website.

Lack of time is mainly in my way. With two pretty intensive group projects to manage, it can be hard to find time to work on both simultaneously.

Next week, I will be better at time management. Communicating with my group members on availability so that there would be no time conflicts when working on projects.

After reading the paper, I agree with the points made. Just from personal experience, I can see that there is an apparent lack of diversity in the computer science major as well as classes to address these non-technical issues. I think that if enough people brought this issue to light in UT alone, there could be changes to accommodate more people and be more culturally competent.

With exceptions and constants, I had a pretty good handle on what was covered during class. Although there were many parts to exceptions and constants, I felt that the way the professor broke down the concepts was done well. For iterators, I did struggle a little bit on what was covered during class but after looking back at the notes I was able to catch up after class and get a better grip on it.

I felt pretty happy after completing the projects since they took a long time to finish so it was relieving to finally finish. This weekend, I had a lot of free time which I hadn’t had in a while so it made me pretty happy that I could just relax for the day.

For my pick-of-the-week, I picked the announcement of Windows 11 this week. During the reveal, they announced new features that would be coming to Windows 11 such as integrating Android apps in Windows. Also, I particularly liked the flexibility that Windows now has when working with multiple windows which I could get used to since I work with multiple windows open all the time. Overall, the layout is much cleaner and simple which is also a plus.

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