Archive for the ‘cpsc461’ Category

The UNIX-HATERS Handbook

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

For an extended meditation on the usability (or, more properly, the lack of usability) of UNIX, see The UNIX-HATERS Handbook. Don’t get too carried away by the rhetoric — note that the contributors include Simson Garfinkel and Dennis Ritchie, neither of whom is particularly anti-UNIX (Ritchie being one of the co-inventors of both UNIX and C). But it’s fun to read.

Firefox Extensions

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

For the team considering writing a Firefox extension, take a look at the book Rapid Application Development with Mozilla, available as a PDF download here

S5 Presentation Format

Monday, March 14th, 2005

The HTML/CSS/JavaScript presentation format I mentioned in class is S5: A Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System. I used it for my last presentation at UUASC.

Exercise and Project Meeting

Monday, March 14th, 2005

Click here for the Data-Flow Diagram Exercise and here for details of the first Project Meeting.

Just in case you were wondering

Monday, March 7th, 2005

Why Software Engineering is not B.S.

Click here for Monday’s Lab Exercises.

Class Diagram And Use-Case Exercises

Monday, February 28th, 2005

Click here for today’s Lab Exercises.

Lab Session

Monday, February 14th, 2005

The Design Patterns Exercise is available.

Lab Session

Monday, February 7th, 2005

Design Exercises 2 and 3 are available.

Grading Policy Update

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

I’ve made a decision on grading for this semester:

Grades will be assigned on the usual 90%-80%-70% scale, i.e. without plus or minus grades.

The syllabus has been updated to reflect this policy. My apologies for not including this information initially; I’d completely forgotten until it came up in class.

CpSc 461, Software Engineering Techniques

Monday, January 31st, 2005

Click here for the syllabus, outline, and other resources.