CS373 Spring 2021: Siddhi Bhave

Week #7

  1. What did you do this past week?

This past week was very busy as I was working hard to get Phase 1 of the project done along with a few other assignments from other classes. I also had some time to hang out with a couple friends I have not seen in a while and get bubble tea which was fun!

2. What’s in your way?

Right now nothing is in my way. I am looking forward to next week and getting started with the next phase of the project. Looking back I suppose that we could have made our code a little bit more generalized to make it easier for Phase #2 so that may be something in my way for next week. However, I will learn from my mistakes and keep this in mind for future phases.

3. What will you do next week?

Next week there are a lot of assignments for me to finish as it is the week before spring break. I have a couple exams coming up so I will be studying for that in addition to working on the next phase and my other programming assignment for another class.

4. If you read it, what did you think of the Open-Closed Principle?

I thought the paper was very enlightening as I did not realize how important this principle is in industry. I have not worked on large scale projects before, where this principle is very relevant, so I did not know the importance of the Open-Closed Principle before reading the paper. It is now definitely something I will keep in mind for the future.

5. What was your experience of iterators and reduce2? (this question will vary, week to week)

I have had some experience with iterators with Java in the past, however there are a few difference in python that I learned this week. Professor Downing explained it very clearly and now I understand just how useful they can be, as we saw in reduce2.

6. What made you happy this week?

Yesterday my friend brought me some homemade Indian food which made me happy because I haven’t had that in a long time. It was really good and now I plan to try out those recipes in my apartment in Austin.

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

While I was working on Phase 1 of the project I found this YouTuber named Brain Design who explains really how how to build websites using ReactJS. It helped me a lot on the frontend side of things this week. Here is his channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsKsymTY_4BYR-wytLjex7A