Blog Post 9
What did you do this past week?
This past week, I participated in class and was cold called on. I also met with my team over the weekend and on Monday and Tuesday to finish out the project. I specifically worked on the data scraping for models and a lot of the React frontend work.
What’s in your way?
Currently, the only thing in my way is that I need to be more familiar with React Bootstrap and programming practices for web development. I also am not able to correctly render Twitter feeds consistently on the webpage. I am still learning about asynchronous rendering.
What will you do next week?
Next week, I will meet with my team and we will plan for the next part of the project. I will also work to learn more about React Bootstrap and web programming best practices. I think using more general components will make my life a lot easier down the line.
If you read it, what did you think of Ethical CS?
I took the Ethical Foundations of Computer Science course so a lot of the information was familiar with me. I think that the ethics of computing is a very important topic and all computer science majors should learn about it. The nature of technology affects so many peoples’ lives so we as engineers really do have a responsibility to make ethically sound decisions.
What was your experience of functions, lambdas, and decorators? (this question will vary, week to week)
I have experience with functions and lambdas in the past and I have no issues with them. I did learn a lot this week about keyword arguments and positional arguments. As for decorators, I am learning about them for the first time so I am trying to get used to them still.
What made you happy this week?
Something that made me happy this week was that I had a car to drive out and get food from places off campus.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
If you need a media for one of your models, I would recommend using a Twitter feed for any people. https://publish.twitter.com/# is a good place to get twitter feeds for your website.