Friday, January 22, 2010

Mystery solved

Mystery at the HQ Solved!

Two of the three new Coding Rangers have been identified in class. From first impression, one looked a lot friendlier than the other, but yours truly is trying not to be judgmental because the wind blew the wrong way on her face when she was pouting. Could've happened the same to the other dude.

Coding Styles

The Coding Rangers had their first (informal) meeting last Thursday to decide on the most basic coding styles. We agreed on most topics without trouble, like tabbing instead of spacing and placing the opening curly bracket on the same line as the condition or function that opened it. (I like Cindy Laurin's style of placing the opening moustache on the next line by itself. I think it looks neater, but I was defeated in this discussion.)

My professors have tried to sell students on their preferences. Last semester, a classmate lost marks in an assignment for using spacing. Mark Fernandes told her to use tabs. Now Fardad Soleimanloo is telling us to use spacing. (I think his argument is that the length of tabs differ between editors.) Anthony Austin wants everyone to use vi and ssh. Use ftp or telnet and you're going to find "YOU R OWN3D" in your home directory. (He's pretty darn serious. He spent 10 minutes on the topic.)

I've personally made up my mind to use vi and do 2-space tabs for programs and spaces for html.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mighty Morphin' Coding Rangers

Trouble at the Coding Rangers HQ!!!

The Coding Rangers, formed on the first day of class and baptized two days later (thanks to Chris), announced that they are still looking for 2-3 members to join them.

And now 2-3 members have! The problem: yours truly have NO IDEA who these 2-3 members are. She suspects someone does, but no one is speaking up--YET.

The Coding Rangers are a group of OOP344 students who will be working together (OPEN SOURCE!) on a yet-to-be-determined project. They are an amalgamation of two pre-existing groups: Annie, Chris, and yours truly, and Dachuan and Shengwei. Strangers to each other still, they have yet to really communicate.

Stay tuned! See how this level 1 Communication Failure will be resolved (or not resolved--uh-oh!).