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Demo Location

Hi. Unless otherwise specified, all demos of team projects will be held in ECCS 127, which is a room located directly across from the CSEL. Do NOT go to my office on the 8th floor of the ECOT.

You should plan on the demo session lasting anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.

Questions? Send me e-mail! And if you haven't scheduled your demo session, please do so!

Information on Iteration 2

I have posted information on what your team should produce for part 3 of project 2. The document portion of this assignment is due at 11:55 PM on Friday, December 14th. The demo portion of this assignment needs to be scheduled and presented by Thursday December 20th.

Project 2, Part 2

The grades for the first iteration of project 2 have now been posted. Most teams are doing quite well, keep up the great work!

Relevant Stats: 52 people divided into 19 teams submitted an assignment for this assignment. The lowest score achieved was a 70 out of 100. The highest score achieved was a 100 out of 100. The average score was a 97 with a standard deviation of 7. The most common score (the mode) was a 100.

Lecture 30

Lecture 30 is now available.

Lecture 29

Lecture 29 is now available.

Lecture 28

Lecture 28 is now available.

On-Line FCQs

The FCQs for this course will be conducted on-line. On Nov. 30th (tomorrow), you will receive an e-mail message from FCQ_Office@Colorado.EDU that will contain instructions, a link and a unique code that you can use to enter your comments on this class. If you do not receive this e-mail message, go to the fcq website and enter your birthdate and last 4 digits of your student id to access the FCQ form for this class.

On-Line FCQs will remain open until December 10th. Students who do not respond by Dec. 5th will receive a follow-up message reminding them to fill out the form.

Getting your feedback is important to me, so please take the time to fill out an FCQ form for this class. Thanks!

No Office Hours Today

Hi. I have to cancel my office hours today. If you were planning on stopping by, send me e-mail and I'll schedule a meeting with you later this week.

Project 2, Part 1 Results

The grades for the first part of project 2 have now been posted.

Relevant Stats: 52 people divided into 19 teams submitted an assignment for this assignment. The lowest score achieved was a 0 out of 100. The highest score achieved was a 100 out of 100. The average score was a 92 with a standard deviation of 15. The most common score (the mode) was a 96.

Lecture 27

Lecture 27 is now available.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you are enjoying your Fall Break, see you next week!

Lectures 23 and 24

Lectures 23 and 24 are now available.

Assembla: Tools for Team Projects

In class today, a student asked if there were resources available to manage the generation of code for the semester projects. Another student then recommended the use of Assembla, a website that provides access to a bunch of useful tools for a software development team: wikis, discussion forums, alerts, chat, subversion, and trac (a bug tracking system). Best of all its free!

Information on Iteration 1

I have posted information on what your team should produce for part 2 of project 2. This assignment is due at 11:55 PM on Friday, November 30th. Your team should be working on your project all this week and discussing what you will do for getting back up to speed after the Fall Break, so that you will have a good amount of work done by the end of this first iteration.

Framework Project Results

The grades for the framework project have been posted.

Relevant Stats: 52 people divided into 19 teams submitted an assignment for the framework project. The lowest score achieved was a 105 out of 150. The highest score achieved was a 150 out of 150. The average score was a 147 with a standard deviation of 7. The most common score (the mode) was a 149.

Lectures 21 and 22

Lectures 21 and 22 are now available.

Framework Project

The grader has finished grading all of the framework project assignments. I'll be meeting with her on Monday to review her work and, with any luck, I will be able to post the grades for that assignment by Monday afternoon. FYI.

Moodle now ready to accept submissions for Project 2, part 1

I have created an assignment in the moodle to allow you to upload your work on part 1 of the semester project.

NOTE: Please upload only one assignment per team. Thanks!

Back in Colorado

Hi. After 18 hours of travel, I am finally back in Colorado and, as you can imagine, I'm very tired. I see that I received quite a bit of class-related e-mail today while I was off-line but, unfortunately, I'm too tired right now to respond. So, I will try to send a response to class-related e-mail tomorrow morning before class... and if I don't make it, I'll take care of any stragglers after class. FYI.

Reminder: Substitute Teacher on Tuesday

Just a quick reminder that Professor Dennis Heimbigner will be giving next Tuesday's lecture on chapter 4 of the Design Patterns textbook. You'll be learning about the Factory Method and Abstract Factory design patterns. Enjoy!

Motorola Recruiting Event

Motorola will be on campus on Monday, November 5th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM in ECCR 245. They will be talking about the work they do at their locations in Boulder and Denver. This event is hosted by the ACM Student Chapter. See <http://www.cuacm.org/> for more details.

Lectures 17 and 20

Lectures 17 and 20 are now available. I have also indicated the topics of lectures 21 and 22.

Office Hours Cancelled

I need to cancel office hours today... if you were planning on attending office hours today, send me e-mail and I'll either answer your questions and/or schedule an alternate time to meet.

Homework 1 Graded

With the help of the grader that I hired last week, all HW 1 assignments have now been graded. My apologies for the egregious delay in getting this done. The grader and I will be tackling the framework assignments next and we promise to have them graded in a much more timely fashion.

Relevant Stats: 52 people submitted an assignment for HW 1. The lowest score achieved was a 17 out of 50. The highest score achieved was a 50 out of 50. The average score was a 41 with a standard deviation of 8. The most common score (the mode) was a 46. I will be updating the long-neglected grades section of this website with the scores soon! 

Reading Assignment

Hi. Due to the Framework presentations, our forward progress on design patterns has been minimal. We will attempt to correct that over the next few lectures however. So, please start reading the design patterns textbook. If all goes well, by Thursday, November 8th, we'll have worked our way through the first five chapters of that book.

Kenneth M. Anderson, 2007.