What did you do this past week?

Last week I met with my IDB group to discuss the project and finalize a proposal. We were able to think of an idea and make the official proposal.

What’s in your way?

I think more work needs to be done to refine our project idea. Make sure we have good useful API’s and that our idea wont limit us in the future. This whole semester I have felt behind so as always I need to catch up on some work.

What will you do next week?

Continue to meet with my group as much as possible and finish phase one of the project.

If you read it, what did you think of the Single Responsibility Principle?

I had heard of the idea before in a previous internship I had. I really enjoy learning about these programming principles because I find when implemented they improve my code bases quite a bit.

Principles like this can be sometimes hard to keep consistent in a codebase but I am hopeful my group and I will be able to apply this principle to the project code.

What was your experience of IDB1 and reduce?

It was harder to think of an idea for IDB1 than I initially thought. Finding useful API’s seemed to be the biggest challenge. We ended up with pretty good idea but I am worried about the longevity of the idea as we get into future phases.

I found the reduce problem to be fairly trivial. My group and I thought of answer quickly and were able to turn the project in fast. I found the example useful as it gave some insight into how higher order functions work and the inner workings behind the actual reduce function.

How did you fare in the storm?

I was extremely fortunate. I had electricity and water the whole time.

What made you happy this week?

This was last week but I’ll include it because we did not have a blog last week. I was able to make a pretty decent snowman for the first time in a long time.

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

My group used a website called lettucemeet were we could all put the times we were free and figure out good times to meet for the project.

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