Inspired by a friend’s strikingly honest writing, and another friend’s year long attempt to improve his art, I have challenged myself to write and publish at least one post a week here for the rest of the year.
I’m currently travelling across Europe with my family, and before leaving I had to decide what technology to bring with me. I wanted to take good photos, but not carry something heavy (iPhone, sorted), and I wanted a machine with me to practice some programming and make updates to this site with. It was a choice between my 13” MacBook Pro, or my 12.9” iPad Pro.
JSON feed is an alternative feed format, made by Manton Reece and Brent Simmons, with the aim of reducing the complexity inherent to XML and Atom.
Summer exams have just come to an end, and I’m sitting at home with a cup of tea after unpacking a seemingly endless amount of belongings from my car. My final exam, Computer Organisation 2, was on Saturday morning (9AM exams, who couldn’t love that) went well, and on the two or so hours of a drive home from college, I had some time to think about the two semesters I’ve just completed.
Up to this point, any programming tasks I’ve had to complete for college have been done on an individual basis, but as part of our Java module this semester we have to complete a series of four projects as part of a group of four.
We’re at the end of week 1, semester 2, and today we had our first programming tutorial since the winter break. While my results from semester 1 had been quite good, I still felt a little rusty, so it was good that our lecturer wasted no time on niceties and spent the entire 2 hour session covering new material, in particular, String Manipulation.
Now that I’ve got my first semester of Computer Systems at UL under my belt, I’ve decided to start writing a bit about my experiences as a CS student and to share some code that I’m working on.