Oh thank God!

Algo’s didn’t pulverize me. In fact, I was quite happy with it and I managed to finish 45 minutes early. I was on an algorithmic roll you can say. And let me just tell you that I am very glad that I have this course behind me now. I realize that it teaches valuable skills that are carried over into all aspects of computer science, but wow… it tries to teach that by getting you to bend over and grab your ankles so to speak.

Now I have Software Engineering tomorrow afternoon. I hope that it isn’t raining, because this one is in the Dunn building. I also hope that I can learn all that I need to know from the course in the period of less than a day. This was the class that I didn’t attend all that much. I have the distinct impression that for most of the questions, you could likely feign an answer and get most points, even if you haven’t taken the class before. That’s because software engineering is fairly logical - if you have fewer people working on a project then you are going to need longer to finish it. That being said, I’m sure there are nuances that I haven’t read about yet. Unless one of the questions is whether or not programmers are more productive if they are allowed to take coffee breaks. That I do remember from class. :)

Written by Colin Bate