How well do you think the course conveyed the following takeaways?

I think the course conveyed these takeaways incredibly well. I think that the project structure, especially…


What did you do this past week?

This past week I refactored and styled a good portion of my group’s IDB project. I also attended the lectures, read the assigned reading, and now am writing the blog post.

What’s in your way?

Currently, nothing. Last week I has to spend a lot of time refreshing my JavaScript abilities, but once I felt up to speed on that the refactoring and styling was a fairly quick process.

What will you do next week?

This next week I’ll spend some time relaxing with my family for Thanksgiving. I’ll also start studying for…


What did you do this past week?

This past week I attended lectures, read The New Methodology, and got started with refactoring some of our group’s code for the IDB project.

What’s in your way?

Currently, not much. I wish I knew more about JavaScript to be more useful in refactoring, but I’m learning quickly and excited to continue learning this week.

What will you do next week?

This week I hope to finish refactoring and styling the individual model pages for our IDB website. I’d also like to do a large portion of work on our group’s presentation video…


What did you do this past week?

This past week I spent a lot of time working on the coming phase of the IDB project. Specifically, one other group member and I updated our “about page” with dynamic information pulled from the GitLab API, fixed some issues from the previous phase, implemented searching, sorting, and filtering of our data in the backend API endpoints, and provided our front end team with some documentation on the updated endpoints. Aside from the IDB project, I attended lectures, read the assigned article, and now have written the blog post.

What’s in your way?


What did you do this past week?

This week I studied for many hours for the exam. I wasn’t able to get as much work done on the project as I would have liked, but I’m hoping to do more this evening. I also attended class on Monday and did the assigned reading and blog post.

What’s in your way?

Nothing right now. This week I was very busy and short on time. …


What did you do this past week?

This past week I (as always) attended lectures, did the reading, and now am doing the blog post. Additionally, I got started on IDB2 working on implementing the REST API in python.

What’s in your way?

I don’t have many tangible obstacles right now, just a lot of work between classes that must get done in a small amount of time. One obstacle is that without this sentence, I would have been eighteen words short of the word count.

What will you do next week?

Next week I plan to finish the implementation…


What did you do this past week?

This past week I completed phase 1 of the IDB project. I also attended class and did the weekly article and blog post.

What’s in your way?

Currently, nothing as the project has been completed and turned in. While completing the project, however, I was primarily challenged by the need to relearn many aspects of front-end development and a lack of time as it was a busy week for all my classes.

What will you do next week?

This coming week I plan to get started with phase 2 of the IDB project…


What did you do this past week?

This past week I completed Collatz. It felt great to have the semester’s first project under my belt. I also attended class, did the required reading, and am now writing this blog post.

What’s in your way?

I struggled a bit toward the end of Collatz to finish the optimizations due to a very simple mistake. Fortunatley, I got over the hump and submitted. Now, since the next assignment has not yet started, there is nothing in my way.

What will you do next week?

Next week I expect to again attend class…


What did you do this past week?

This week I got started and made a lot of progress on the Collatz project. I’m not finished yet as it’s due tomorrow, but the only work I have left to do on it are housekeeping items such as formatting with black. I also completed the weekly reading, attended class, and now have written the weekly blog post.

What’s in your way?

Currently not much, but I recently overcame some frustrating errors trying to optimize Collatz and get the project to actually build in the GitLab CI/CD pipeline. …


Blog 2: Week of August 31 — September 6

What did you do this past week?

For CS373, the only things I did this week other than attending the class was the previous blog post, the two Perusall articles, and plan an approach to project 1.

What’s in your way?

Luckily I didn’t face many obstacles for the course this week, but the learning curve of Perusall did slow me down a little in doing the two reading assignments.

What will you do next week?

Next week I will again attend the class and do the blog post and Perusall…

Seth Forman

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