Rank 6741 (April 7, 2004, 0) - All those compile errors for Java… <grumble> I’m sticking to
that language out of principle and because our students will probably
submit using it, so I need to demonstrate that almost all the problems
are easily doable in Java.
I had to rewrite the Australian Voting solution several times to get
it to pass the weird mix of Java 1.1
Class today (June 21, 2004, 0) - - CS21A: (B) Intro to Java lecture. (G) Intro to Java lecture, lab
discussion. # I finished all of the feedback today. Yay! What
worked: the first lab went very well. What could be improved: Move
how-to-zip-files and demonstration to first week of classes.
- CS110: Review of efficiency with a 5-point quiz. Many people need to
review. Hmm. What
CS21A yesterday (2003.11.24) (November 25, 2003, 0) - Did anonymous feedback. Again, I’m seeing roughly half the class
having no problems with it, and half intimidated by their classmates.
I really must find a way to address that.
The first two weeks gave us a brief overview of the different things
in Java. I think it’s time to move to straight Java. They can
experiment with BlueJ in
Naive tools for studying compilation history (September 13, 2003, 0) - Full text available at http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/pubs/2003/1588/index.html
We are interested in assessing the impact of pedagogic programming
environments in the teaching of programming to novices. As part of
this work, we are interested in studying student compilation
histories—a sequence of snapshots of a student’s program taken each
time they compile. Much like a sequence of moving pictures imply
motion, we believe there
Nearly full CPU utilization (October 12, 2005, 0) - This week is quite a challenge. Two major things on my plate: the
Toastmasters competition tomorrow and the lab report due on Friday.
Another thing to keep in mind is the field trip tomorrow morning. Next
week, a few other big things: CASCON and a lab I need to teach.
Was I wrong to take the Toastmasters competition on?