CS 371P Spring 2021: Week 5

2 min readFeb 26, 2021

What did you do this past week?

This past week, I worked on the Voting project with my partner and managed to complete the HackerRank, acceptance tests, and unit tests!

What’s in your way?

As of right now, my busy schedule is in my way. I have an overwhelming amount of tasks to complete and it is difficult trying to manage all of them.

What will you do next week?

Next week, I will finish the rest of the Voting project and submit it on Canvas.

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

I do not plan on reading the Single Responsibility Principle paper.

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

Today’s lecture was very useful in helping me understand consts. It especially helped me understand the different types of const pointers. Thinking of the pointers as either read-only or read/write, and thinking of the pointers as having either one location or multiple locations it can point to really solidified my understanding of the different types and their behaviors! My experience with Voting was pretty great, too! My partner and I managed to finish it in around 15 hours when we had initially estimated 40 hours, which was surprising. I can see the benefits of pair programming now!

How did you fare in the storm?

My apartment had power and water the whole time so we were fine other than losing wi-fi for 2 days. We kind of ran out of food by the end of it but we went to HEB on Tuesday and managed to re-stock but other than that, we were a lot more fortunate than others.

What made you happy this week?

Eating chocolate chips, finally getting my pink comfy in the mail, and buying a lot of fruits and vegetables from HEB made me happy this week!

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

My tip-of-the-week is to write a Python script to generate the acceptance tests for the Voting project. My partner suggested this idea and it made it a lot easier to generate 20 pretty complicated test cases that would have been difficult for us to come up with on our own.

My pick-of-the-week (non-CS) is a Youtube channel called Tasty. I recommend it for people who are looking for different vegan recipes. Their vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe is super delicious and the video is very aesthetically pleasing to watch! Here is a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwiKZ4qmRnQ