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Introduction to graphics
Lecturer says "this is a very practical course. In fact I think we should have a practical exam"
All students agree. He would sort out that matter.
Meanwhile he taught us how to making shapes in java, then a house, then a game...
And the exam was for us to make a building where a user can walk through the building using the arrow keys...
What fun we had. We got out marks...and everybody did well!!!!1
Learnt a very important lesson today..
To add some context; I'm currently in my second semester of uni studying a Bachelor of Computer Science (Advanced), and started the year with no experience with any language.
Up until recently all my practical work has been guided by context sheets, now I have some freedom in what my program does.
Because of the very small projects earlier in the year I have built a habit of writing the whole program before compiling anything. This worked fine since the programs were small and at most only a few errors would be present.
Cut back to today, and I had been writing a program for a bigger assignment. After an hour or so of writing I began thinking I should probably test everything up to this point. I ignored it...
Fast forward 4 hours to having "completed" writing the full program. I knew by this point I was taking a massive risk by not testing earlier.
Lo and behold, I try compiling everything for the first time and countless errors prevent the program from compiling. I tried for quite some time fixing the errors but more just kept appearing as 1 was fixed.
I'm now left with no time to fix the program before the deadline with no one but myself to blame.
Lesson learnt :/5
Way back in university, I was trying to do an assignment for an OOP class and it had to be written in C++. I was writing a simple function since I was a beginner at it and I couldn't understand why my program wasn't working. I spent an entire practical class lesson trying to work out what the hell was wrong and in the end, I got my friend to look at it. After only 2 minutes of looking, he asked if I had declared my functions. Obviously I had not.