CS371p Spring 2021: Simon Xie W4

Simon Xie
2 min readFeb 15, 2021

What did you do this past week?

I finished the first project of this class on Tuesday, spent some time on code practicing, worked for a few days, and tried to catch up with my daily schedule every day. Other than study and work, there are also many daily tasks in life to take care of.

What’s in your way?

My sleep is not enough for the past week. The stress is slowly building up as the semester goes on, no matter it’s about study, work, life, health, interview, or family business.

What will you do next week?

I will do mostly the same things I did last week. I will probably go to the career fairs as well. I have to keep on keeping on, as one has to keep moving forward until his or her goals are met.

If you read it, what did you think of Pair Programming?

As someone who has had experience coding with others remotely for quite some time, I think Pair Programming will remain helpful in software development in the future. It’s indispensable in terms of development efficiency.

What was your experience of operators, pointers, and references? (this question will vary, week to week)

Though I knew certain things about operators, I did not have much experience with operator overloading. I understand references and pointers in mang cases, but I still need to practice more with them to learn them better so that I can deal with them or use them when their usage is to become more complicated.

What made you happy this week?

I was not happy or unhappy for the past week. Without enough sleep and with almost repeated tasks every day, I can’t say I am in a happy mood at this moment. I look forward to seeing more good things happen in the next few weeks.

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

https://medium.com/jspoint/introduction-to-node-js-a-beginners-guide-to-node-js-and-npm-eca9c408f9fe This is a beginner’s guide to JS and nodeJS. I have used both for quite some time now but I feel that there have been some missing pieces in my understanding of both, therefore this is a good overview of the basics.