Course Takeaways

  • when designing algorithms, demand the weakest iterators (e.g. bidirectional vs. random access)
  • when designing containers, provide the strongest iterators (e.g. random access vs bidirectional)
  • build adapters on top of containers, iterators, and functions
  • always look for reuse and symmetry

What did you do this past week?

I had a lot to do this past week, I had a very long and rigorous assignment due in my genetics CS class, an algorithms exam, a long homework due in my stats class, and the Darwin project. …


What did you do this past week?

I finished my allocator project this past week. It gave me a much better understanding of how a heap works which was very interesting indeed. I also had 3 exams this past week so I’m glad that is over as well. …


What did you do this past week?

This past week I finished the voting assignment with my partner and got a project started for my biology systems class. …


What did you do this past week?

In this past week of class, I finished the voting project & we learned about using addresses, references, & constants. I’ve been positive with COVID so it’s been really hard trying to keep up with school, but I’m managing.

What’s in your way?


What did you do this past week?

This past week we learned about try-catch blocks and the most efficient way to throw/catch them in a program. We also went on to discuss our new project which covers a system of voting called Score Voting. It seems like it’s going to…


What did you do this past week?

In class, we learned about meta, eager, and lazy caches. We also learned the difference between using pointers, references, and primitive data types in try-catch blocks. …


CS371P Blog: Week of 31 Aug – 6 Sep

What did you do this past week?

This past week in class we learned a little bit about C++ such as the fact that the #include in statement isn’t analogous with Javas import statement. We also learned about how assert statements…


Hello, welcome to my CS371p blog!

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Colleyville, TX for the first 14 years of my life. I then lived in Tampa Bay, FL, and Denton, TX.

What high school did you attend?

Plant City HS, Brandon HS, & Denton Ryan HS

What was your favorite extracurricular activity in high school?

In high school, I enjoyed playing baseball, running cross country, and…


How well do you think the course conveyed those takeaways?

Professor Downing does a great job of explaining new topics and keeping his students engaged in the topics we learned about in this class. I think what helped the most especially with the online format of classes for me is…

Noah Lindley

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