CS373 Fall 2020: Alexy Correa

What did you do this past week?

I spent most of my time working on the semester long projects for my classes. For 373, I worked on learning Flask, Flask-Restless, and SQL-Alchemy as well as documenting and writing unit tests for the API with Postman.

What’s in your way?

For this class, phase 2 of the project comes with a lot of learning to do. There are many different ways to implement things, and each tutorial online does it in a slightly different way which makes it a bit more difficult.

What will you do next week?

Phase II of the project is due on Tuesday so I’m gonna be primarily working on that early in the week. Next week, I will work on this class’s project more. I also have to do a ton of homework.

If you read it, what did you think of The Liskov Substitution Principle?

It’s definitely a useful read for learning the principles of good object-oriented design. The Rectangle/Square example did a good job of pointing out the flaws with a design that might make sense at first glance.

What was your experience of Test #1? (this question will vary, week to week)

I was a bit scared when a TA posted that we wouldn’t have time to refer to any online resources, but thankfully the exam itself wasn’t too bad. I could see how it could take some time though if you misunderstood some part of the design initially. There was a fair bit of overlap between the two parts and also between the questions themselves which helped a lot in terms of time.

What made you happy this week?

Spending some time to go outside and just relaxing. Even though I have to go back to being stressed out after that relaxation time, it was nice.

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

My tip-of-the-week is to go out hiking. A lot of people have been staying home a lot more since the quarantine started, but it is still possible to go hiking. Going outside and enjoying nature is really nice when you are staying home more. I would recommend the Barton Creek hiking trail.

College student at UT Austin, Junior in Computer Science