Designing Solutions Through Programming March 27 2019 Lesson Notes

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Class plan.png What are we going to learn today?[edit]

Hello Class!

Asking for help[edit]

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  1. You must use the template code from our github page to get started. DO NOT USE YOUR OWN CODE TO GET STARTED! EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE SAME BASIC STARTING POINT
  2. I don't have time to help you all. If you want help,
    1. Ask your friend for help
    2. Explain your problem out-loud
    3. Be very very specific about what is wrong
    4. Take a walk
    5. Try to run a very small part of your code
    6. Look at your error messages
    7. Search for problems on our discussion board

Important links and resources[edit]

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  1. EVERY STUDENT MUST USE THESE FILES AS A BLUEPRINT TO START THEIR PROJECT: Click here for the github repository for our class files.
  2. Click here for instructions to upload a file to our class website.
  3. Click here for a visual studio code checklist.
  4. If you would like to see a good example of a work-breakdown structure for this class, please click here.
  5. If you would like to see a good example of database table diagram, please click here.
  6. As a reminder: the url to our database is here:
  7. THE USERS TABLE has CHANGED! Click here for an image of your users table. You can have MORE columns, but at the minimum, you should have these columns!!!
  8. Please use our class discussion board
  9. NEW VIDEO: how to make rows and columns from data in a database

For today[edit]

  1. Please update everything and code.
  2. Please follow your plan

Target.png How am I being assessed today?[edit]

I will assess you formatively today, and make a professional judgement to what extent you understand our learning material. I will use observation, your written work, answers to questions, and contribution to class discussions as data to make my decisions.

I will also ask you to complete a self-assessment which I will use to help me guage how well you think you understand our material in class.

Computer1.png As a computer scientist, you have:[edit]

  • Confidence in dealing with complexity
  • Persistence in working with difficult problems
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • The ability to deal with open-ended problems
  • The ability to communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution

Credit.png Credits[edit]