Blogs: Week of 1 Feb — 7 Feb

Yichen Liu
2 min readFeb 8, 2021

What did you do this past week?

Nothing special, just taking classes and doing classwork. The first two weeks' lectures are almost identical to 371p and 371g. I’m looking forward to Downing formally start on python stuff next week.

What’s in your way?

I didn’t spend too much time on schoolwork this weekend, and I still have two other assignments that I barely started due on Tuesday.

What will you do next week?

The groups for this class will probably be assigned next week so I plan to keep preparing myself for the group web project. I’m expecting the semester to be really busy when the group project starts.

If you read it, what did you think of the Continuous Integration?

I like that paper as it goes through an overview history of previous failures in software engineering and gives some very interesting examples. I think continuous integration is one of the most important software engineering concepts.

What was your experience of Collatz?

Familiar. This is my third time doing this project, so for the most part I’m just rewriting it in python. I spent a little much longer than I expected because I didn’t realize that i,j pair should be output in the exact same order.

What was your experience of exceptions?

My experience of exception is only those auto-completed java exceptions when I use something from an IO library. I haven’t seen too many examples of it in C/C++ and I almost never wrote an exception myself in java. But it’s definitely a good way of error handling, and from the Friday lecture I learned that exceptions are nothing special but classes.

What made you happy this week?

I'm getting good grades on the homework so far. I also went to serval zoom office hours and had some good conversions with the professors.

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

My pick-of-the-week is an app called Clubhouse. It’s like a lighter, audio-only version of zoom where people from different backgrounds share their thoughts in small breakout rooms. I attended some small talks by people from silicon valley and I think they are insightful.