Not enough help in explaining Java as a whole; we seem to memorize how to start classes and never understand the theory behind it.
Essentially this course is designed to make students comfort with coding in Java without getting too much in theory. If you want to know more about the theory behind it all, try asking one of the more senior TAs who are CS majors or you can take CS1331 after this class. Dawn Finney.
The textbook might be useful if we had any idea where the topics covered in class were in the textbook.
There is a 24 hour return policy on emails. Emailing from your gatech email address is a definite plus and is including [cs1316] in the subject. If necessary you can always email me. I check my email religiously. Dawn Finney.
How do you refer to a function from a different class? for example setpenColor (Color.blue) in this example I wouldn't know to add "." in between color and blue.
You can call setPenColor because it is inherited from SimpleTurtle. Color.blue is something that we haven't talked that much about. It's a static value meaning that it is accessible without declaring an instance of the class that it is in. Dawn Finney.
I think things that aren't really needed for quizzes/hw/ and/or test have much more than needed time spent on them
How do you know what is needed? You haven't even taken a quiz yet. Dawn Finney.
Can there also be a review session?
Not for the quiz. Yes for the exam. Still waiting on word from REMOVEDel. Dawn Finney.
How long will the quiz be? Will it be difficult?
The quiz is designed to be doable in 20-25 minutes. The real quiz is considerably shorter than the pre-quiz. If you can do homeworks 1 - 2 and the pre-quiz you should be good to go. Dawn Finney.
We should post all activities done in class in the T-Square.
The code done in class is posted on T-Square. Click the "Code Archive" tab. Dawn Finney.
The basics are a little shaky.
We really do not want the basics to be shaky at this point in the course, because you'll basically get railroaded later on. Please get help in some way using the resources listed on the survey or you can even set up an appointment with me. Dawn Finney.
I haven't understood very well the use of the following: double, this, it, super, bale
1. double is a type like int. Generally we just use double when we want the number to be a decimal. 2. You use this when you need a reference to the current class you are in. The this is usually just implied and isn't so necessary unless you need to differentiate between the current class and the super class. 3. "it" is not a Java keyword. 4. super is a way to refer to a parent class. 5. I don't know what "bale" is. Dawn Finney.