Update on CIT 260

Due to deaths of multiple close family members in the first three months of 2017, and the need to focus on family health and stability, I chose to cut back…

Designing the Control Layer

In week five we began designing the control layer of our game. The control layer comprises the classes that are ultimately responsible for the behavior of the program. I see…

Developing the Model Layer

During week four we had the chance to start developing our games, but it took some preparation before we were able to effectively start working together as teams in writing…

UML Class Diagrams

Week three involved downloading and installing a program called Visual Paradigm, which is a tool that helps developers create UML class diagrams. A UML (Unified Modeling Language) diagram is a…

Software Development Cycle

Week two preparation involved setting up Google Hangouts and YouTube accounts that we’ll be using throughout the semester. Then we read the text “Developing a Software Program” that talked about…

Introduction to Java

Week one was a prep week, but I felt like we jumped right in without much fanfare. As housekeeping, we reviewed the syllabus and posted to the “Getting to Know…

More Functions with Arrays

This week we were able to practice more with arrays. We wrote a program that utilized two different functions: one couting the even numbers in an array, and the other…

Working with Arrays

This week we had the opportunity to learn about arrays, including how to create them, reference them, send them as an argument to a function, and manipulate them using JavaScript’s…

Brochure Project

The purpose of this project was to design a business brochure using the skills I’ve learned in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

More JavaScript Functions

This week we had some more practice creating functions that pass data between each other. The assignment programs were a little more difficult than others we’ve done up to now,…

JavaScript Functions

This week we practiced creating functions that pass information between each other. I began to realize how handy this can be in keeping a program’s code organized in nicely defined chunks…

HTML & CSS Project

Description The purpose of this project was to learn and practice HTML and CSS skills, putting them to use to create a single web page that showcased our logo design…