CS371p Fall 2020 #4

Jiaming Ji
2 min readSep 20, 2020


  1. What did you do this past week?

This past week was nothing too exciting. Just attended all online classes and nothing else. I haven’t started the project voting, I will get started on that on Monday with my partner.

2. What’s in your way?

Nothing is really in my way. School is going well and life too. This is the last semester for me so I feel more chilled and everything is just going smoothly.

3. What will you do next week?

Next week I will continue to work on my classes, spend time studying outside of classes and work on assignments. I will also continue to work on practicing leetcode problems to keep my brain fresh for interviews. I will also get started with project #2.

4.What was your experience of exceptions, voting, and strcmp? (this question will vary, week to week)

I have done exceptions quite a lot, from previous classes and internships. I don’t have any experience with the upcoming project voting, but I will take a look and I don’t think it should be too hard. I had experience in strcmp from CS439 Operating systems, but that was almost two years ago and I don’t really remember anything, I will need to refresh my memory on that.

5. What made you happy this week?

Read a lot of books on my spare time. During this time, there’s not really much to do, and my mind can get very hectic and stressed about a lot of things, so I have been trying to read more and get lost in books, which calms me down and helps me to focus better.

6. What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

The book ‘Clean Code’ is a great book that teaches you how to write more elegant code, and conform to a certain style. Code cleanliness is an important factor in your code quality, especially at work. You don’t want your coworkers to read your code and be all confused.



Jiaming Ji

BS in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin