CS371p Fall 2021: Alexy Correa

What did you do this past week?

This past week was a bit relaxed. I went to class, did all of my homework in advance, and prepared for interviews. I also met with my group for iOS to discuss our plans on how should we start on the development of our app. I also studied for my Concurrency midterm coming up this upcoming Monday.

What’s in your way?

What is currently in my way is studying for my upcoming midterm and also preparing for other midterms that are coming soon. Besides all this, everything seems to be fine.

What will you do next week?

What I will do next week is prepare for upcoming interviews, finish more homework in advance, and also start on the new project for this class. I have not checked the specs, but I am sure that this project is also going to be done with a partner, and if that is the case, I need to find someone. I am going to start early so that I can have more free time for my other classes.

If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #7: Open-Closed Principle?

I believe that this paper was a good way to discuss about the principles of Object Oriented Programming. It helped realize that when we are dealing with classes, we need to keep a level of abstraction so that everything becomes simplified and don’t have to repeat the same code for every instance.

What was your experience of arguments, returns, and consts? (this question will vary, week to week)

I understood everything when it came to arguments and returns, but when it comes to consts, it is still a bit tricky. I understand it, but I sometimes get confused with the implementation, especially with the terminology that the professor always makes us use.

What made you happy this week?

I went to see the new James Bond movie on opening day, and it was really good. I was waiting for this movie for a whole year because it was supposed to come out around Thanksgiving last year but got delayed until this past Friday. After the movie, I went to Teapioca Lounge and got a 44oz boba.

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

If you have an iMac and you have downloaded an application that does not want to open, especially with applications from foreign countries, it probably has to do with execution permissions. Go to the terminal, cd to the directory of the app, and type chmod +x “/<ApplicationName>.app/Contents/MacOS/<NameOfFileInThisFolder>”

College student at UT Austin, Junior in Computer Science