CSCE 590 Spring 2004 News

 Final Grades Posted

Sunday, 09 May 2004, 04:14PM

The final grades have been posted. Have good summer!

 PS 3 Deadline Moved Back 12 Hours

Monday, 03 May 2004, 10:05AM

Because of the outage this Sunday, I have moved back the deadline for PS3 to midnight on the same day—Tuesday.

Update: Monday, 10 May 2004, 09:56AM There was a problem with the previously posted grades for undergraduates. I have fixed it. The grades should now reflect the grading formula. Sorry!

 Test Graded and PS 3 Demos Scheduling

Thursday, 22 April 2004, 04:11PM

The test has been graded and the grades posted.

Also, you will need to demonstrate your working PS 3 to Yimin in order to receive credit for it. He will be available May 3-6 from 9am to 5pm. Please send him an email to schedule a time for your demo. Please note that if you don't do the demo your grade for PS 3 will likely be very low.

Update: Friday, 23 April 2004, 08:31AM Oops, I forgot to post the answers. They are now posted.

 Are You a Graduating Senior?

Tuesday, 30 March 2004, 09:39AM

I notice that many of you are seniors. If you are a senior and graduating this May or Summer and plan to go to graduate school, could you send me an email to that respect? Also, if you can, also include the school you are planning to attend. We are trying to get some statistics on our graduates.

 PS 3 Posted

Friday, 26 March 2004, 12:43PM

Let me know what's wrong with it.

 The Axis of Eeeeevil

Wednesday, 24 March 2004, 11:26AM

If you want to get started on PS3, install and learn about Axis.

 Test 2 Grades Posted

Monday, 22 March 2004, 10:07AM

The grades are now posted. As always, we are using our super-secret triple-secure has-nothing-to-do-with-last-four-digits-of-your-social-security-number ID code that only you and I know about and will under no circumstances, short of torture involving really pointy pillows and uncanny comfy chairs, will reveal to anyone else in this or any subsequent lifetimes. And the file that stores the original grades is encrypted with GPG using a key with such a large number of bits that and infinite number of monkeys would a write successful screenplay starring Jay Lo and Sylvester Stallone in a buddy-cop Spy Kids meets Silence of the Lambs trilogy before they would even come close to decrypting Ernest Bunburry's unparalleled streak of straight A's in this class.

 Test 2 Solutions

Thursday, 18 March 2004, 01:51PM

are now posted.

 Test 2 Coverage

Tuesday, 16 March 2004, 12:50PM

Test 2 will not cover the XML, RDF, OWL talk. It will cover all the other talks after test 1.

 PS 1 Grades Posted

Saturday, 28 February 2004, 08:27AM

The grades for PS1 have been posted. By now you should have also received an email with your grade and some comments.

 PS 2 Posted

Friday, 13 February 2004, 10:39AM

Let me know if there is a need for further clarifications. Actually, I'm sure there is. Let me know what needs further clarification.

 Test 1 Grades

Friday, 06 February 2004, 02:26PM

are now posted, on the left.

 Test 1 Solutions Posted

Thursday, 05 February 2004, 05:53PM

On the left. Let me know if you disagree.

 Practice Tests Not Useful

Thursday, 29 January 2004, 08:19PM

There are two things you should know about the practice tests servlet linked to from the left

  1. You can only access it from within The University firewall blocks all non-essential ports, such as 8080.
  2. There are no servlet questions since all the questions are from previous tests and this is the first time I'm teaching servlets.

 Eclipse IDE on Solaris Workstations

Thursday, 22 January 2004, 09:56AM

If you want to use a powerful IDE on the Sun machine, Eclipse has been installed on the Lab machines. To use

  1. login to any CSE solaris workstation
  2. mkdir eclipse (your working directory when using this workbench)
  3. cd eclipse (cd to this dir before starting eclipse)
  4. eclipse (binary is in /usr/local/bin. Check path env variable)

By default eclipse will create a "workspace" subdirectory. If you want to learn more about Eclipse here are some good Eclipse tutorials. Please note that you do not have to use Eclipse, I am simply mentioning it because I have used it and it is very powerful yet easy to use (but, I still prefer XEmacs for small projects). Also, you can install Eclipse on your home Windows, Linux, or Mac machine, since it is written in Java.

Update: Thursday, 29 January 2004, 10:59AM Here is a short article on why you should jump into the Eclipse bandwagon: Eclipse: A Platform Becomes an Open-Source Woodstock

 PS 1 Posted

Tuesday, 20 January 2004, 04:22PM

As you can see on the left, PS 1 has been posted. Please not that I reserve the right to add or clarify items on the requirements list as I see fit. Yes, just like in real life!

 Tomcat Instructions Now Available

Tuesday, 20 January 2004, 02:39PM

If you want to get started on PS1, you can start by following the instructions for installing tomcat (local copy)on the lab machines. They are a bit long, so get started early! If you run into problems, email me our our TA.

Oh, and the CSS talk is now available (fixed the typo in the URL).

Jose M Vidal
Last modified: Mon May 10 09:58:08 EDT 2004