I’ve talked with many of my students about first writing out their programs in “plain English” before writing a single line of code. The motivating idea is that if you are unable to clearly describe the algorithms and code you want to write in plain English, then you are ...
What a great post.
"...do you think there's going to be fairy dust on the diploma that's going to enable you to do anything you can't do now?"
An overview of UL Lafayette participation in the 2014 and 2015 ARLISS competitions.
Pretty good article about a popular student question, "When am I going to use this?"
And the question itself — "When am I going to use this?" — is nearly always a lie, a front. The asker is not genuinely contemplating the use-value of Material X; rather, he or she is merely ...
An outline of a transition to Python 3 that retains a clone of an old Python 2.7 environment, assuming that the Anaconda Python distribution is being used.
All of the commands shown here should be issued at the terminal prompt, indicated by the
$. You do not need to type the
In addition to our weekly group meeting, I meet with everyone in my research group one-on-one for 30 minutes (at least) every week. It's a huge time investment, but I feel it's a worthwhile one. Luckily, I learned a lot about managing from my days playing baseball (coaching ...
"... you don’t wait until you’re in olympic form to start training. You train to get into olympic form."
I like this quote. The first draft, the first prototype, the first iteration of a design doesn't have to be perfect, or even very good, provided that you are willing to relentlessly improve it. Make something. Then, make it better until it is something great.
"A man would do ...
From Cecily Carver in Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code:
I’ve found that a big difference between new coders and experienced coders is faith: faith that things are going wrong for a logical and discoverable reason, faith that problems are fixable ...
A summary of scanning applications, with focus on iOS because that's what I use and know best.