Your final paper assignment is now online in the projects and assignments section.
recieved a quota increase on my Webhost account so we now have room for
all of the presentations. Please find them properly linked to the
The online submission server will be down for Thanksgiving break. Enjoy
your break, there will be ample time to submit the project after the
Wednesday's Web based class is now available
Mondays WebBased class: Is now available
New resources for
game images available at the bottom of the python section. Class notes
section updated as well.
As promised here are some web guidelines for the paper on your initial
You need an
I'm looking for a 3 page paper. It should cover some of the following
- Main body
- How did you find the syntax of these two languages
- How did they compare to the languages you already know
- How well do you suppose that either of these languages will
the new challenges in programming in the next few years (we talked
about several of these challenges in and early lecture
- and how well do they do so in comparison to existing
- How well do these languages support the kinds of ease of
ease of learning and other tools that you all told me were so important
to the success of a programming language.
Its a pretty short straight forward paper. As always make sure that you
put some effort into it. Cite code or sources if useful to make your
point. The usual formatting rules apply: normal font, about 1 inch
margins, double spaced and about 10-12 point font.
I realize that I missed one thing you might need to do the lab. Ruby
provides a variable for you to use called ARGV it is an array of string
containing the command line arguments passed to the script. Note that
unlike c and python, the script/program name is not the first element
of the array.
It seems that not
everyone is as enamored with ruby as they once were.
Class notes are showing up at the bottom of the Resources page
interesting article one of your fellows sent me about the
strengths of ruby and rails and a brief comparison to python
Career Services has asked that I point out two
of their upcoming events:
Work 'N' Serve
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
The first is a great place to get a head start on internships
are useful and important. The second is very handy for interviewing and
requires you to register in advance.
For those looking for the books we will be using in this
see the Syllabus link.
Welcome to the Python/Ruby seminar for Fall 2007. Announcments
will be put
here. You should check this page if class is ever cancelled or if the
professor ever tells you to expect something posted.