CS 373 Week 8

Mar 11 - Mar 17

What did you do this past week? Mainly I just studied for the exam, and then I drove back home this weekend for the break. The exam wasn’t that bad, but I’ll elaborate more below. As for the drive back home, we ended up taking the backroads instead of the interstate and it really helped with traffic. In fact, we hardly saw any other cars along the way, which was really peaceful. [Read More]

CS 373 Week 7

Mar 4 - Mar 10

What did you do this past week? I’ve mainly just been chillin’ for this class after finishing up with phase 1. It’s been nice to have time to focus on other classes, especially since my math homework has been taking up a lot of time recently. Math and extra curriculars have been my main priority this past week, but the extra curriculars are starting to wind down a little which is good since I don’t know how much longer I would have been able to keep doing everything at the same time. [Read More]

CS 373 Week 6

Feb 25 - Mar 3

What did you do this past week? Our team got down to business on the main chunk of work for project 2 phase 1. We’ve been doing pretty well even though we’ve only had the chance to meet during the evenings for this past week. Tomorrow we’ll grind and finish up the rest of the requirements before turning it in on Tuesday. What’s in your way? We’ve mainly been struggling with learning the technology that we’re using. [Read More]

CS 373 Week 5

Feb 18 - Feb 24

What did you do this past week? I joined a group for project 2, though it wasn’t the group I initially thought I would be joining. There was a bit of confusion on who was in which group, and we ended up having too many people so I volunteered to move to a different group. I know two of the people in my new group quite well, so it’s nice to be working with them. [Read More]

CS 373 Week 4

Feb 11 - Feb 17

What did you do this past week? Last week I finished the Collatz project easily enough, I mainly just had to finish the documentation requirements. I did end up implementing a meta cache based on the intervals idea we discussed in class, since my code would randomly fail HackerRank’s third test due to timeout. The optimization brought the time down to just 1.5 seconds, which was honestly surprising how well it worked. [Read More]

CS 373 Week 3

Feb 04 - Feb 10

What did you do this past week? I actually started working on the Collatz project and ended up making significant progress! I’m passing all of the HackerRank tests, so now I just have to write some acceptance tests and get the documentation up to par. It was fun coming up with ways to implement the optimizations we discussed in class. Since I made sure to commit after each change, it was very easy to see exactly how each affected the runtime. [Read More]

CS 373 Week 2

Jan 28 - Feb 03

What did you do this past week? I got a hold of the text book since I had forgotten to previously which led to me missing a couple of quiz questions. Also I got docker working and tried it out. It’s pretty cool how easy it makes it to create separate environments, and because of that I plan on using it with some personal projects going forward. Also I started planning out some stuff for the Collatz Project but haven’t fully started yet. [Read More]

CS 373 Week 1

Jan 21 - Jan 27

What did you do this past week? I’ve mainly just worked on setting up this blog and getting everything sorted out and ready to go for the semester. I made a HackerRank account and it seems like a really cool platform. I spent some time solving the basic C++ questions and it worked really well so hopefully all will go well when it comes time for exams. What’s in your way? [Read More]