CS373 Fall 2020: Jackson McClurg

Blog 7

  1. What did you do this past week? Last week I had a lot of work to do for one of my other classes, so I spent a lot of time trying to get that project submitted on time. I think it went pretty well overall though so I’m happy it is out the way now.
  2. What’s in your way? Nothing really this week, I just have a lot of obligations that I have to try to keep/manage while working on this assignment. Hopefully, I can balance the things I need to do well and get a good start on the next assignment as well.
  3. What will you do next week? I’m going to be spending a lot of time on this class with the assignment due on Monday and the midterm later in the week. So, a lot of coding, learning, and studying the things that we have learned up until this point in the class. Thankfully, I think that I have understood a lot of what was covered in class so far, so the majority of my studying should just be refreshing and committing things to memory.
  4. If you read it, what did you think of The Open-Closed Principle? I haven’t read it yet, but I’m planning on reading it later.
  5. What was your experience of iterators, generators, and yield? (this question will vary, week to week) Iterators, generators, and yield were pretty interesting. It’s pretty cool how you can call iter() on an iterator and it returns itself because you can do some really specific things with that. Generators and yields are also useful in that you can achieve a really high level of customizability with your code if you use them properly.
  6. What made you happy this week? I saw a really pretty sunset and I also got Dairy-Queen ice cream which was really good. I really do think that ice cream can solve a lot of the problems that I face :).
  7. What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week? This week I am offering a small piece of advice — take care of your eyes by changing the brightness/color of your screen at night. There are a lot of studies out that show adverse effects of blue light on sleep when seen late at night, so try to use night mode/night shift to help filter out the amount of blue light you’re looking at. It will likely leave your eyes feeling less strained and hopefully result in a better night of sleep!

Hi, I’m Jackson and this is my weekly blog for Professor Downing’s SWE class!