CS371L Blog Week of Feb 1- Feb 7

What did you do this past week?

This past week I finished the Collatz project. I spent a while trying to figure out caching and why my code kept timing out before I realized that I was having integer overflow.

What’s in your way?

Right now not a whole lot is in my way. I didn’t get as far on my IOS project as I would have liked this weekend, but I still have time to finish.

What will you do next week?

Next week I will finish up my IOS project. I also will be memorizing Katakana for Japanese and working on my research project for the lab I work in.

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

Continuous Integration seems to make developing software a lot smoother and more bug-free. It seems like an important practice.

What was your experience of Collatz? (this question will vary, week to week)

Collatz was straightforward because I wrote the same project for SWE last semester. However, I forgot that in C++, integers are smaller so I spent some time stuck because of integer overflow.

What was your experience of exceptions? (this question will vary, week to week)

Exceptions are important to handle errors at runtime. It was useful to learn how to use them in C++.

What made you happy this week?

I baked blueberry scones and got to eat those for breakfast all week.

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

My pick of the week is this scone recipe: https://food52.com/recipes/78580-foolproof-cream-scones

Because they use cream, they are easier than scones made with butter. They aren’t very sweet but they are super tasty especially with tea.