Apprenticeship Patterns: Breakable Toys

Having covered recording knowledge in the previous week, and specifically considering the conclusion I arrived at, it was only logical to cover the Breakable Toys pattern next. For those who missed that post, I determined that the best method to keep track of previous knowledge was to use a breakable toy that others could access.Continue reading “Apprenticeship Patterns: Breakable Toys”

Apprenticeship Patterns: Taking Notes

Yet another post, yet another shockingly related issue addressed by these patterns. The pattern for this week being Record What You Learn, something that is particularly relevant with online learning being the primary method of schooling for most. I have found that, throughout my classes, I have forgotten a significant amount of the minutiae forContinue reading “Apprenticeship Patterns: Taking Notes”

Apprenticeship Patterns: Learning Languages

I am once again impressed with the relevance of these patterns, covering many issues that I have been struggling with recently. For this week I chose to focus on the Your First Language pattern. This might sound strange, as I am a senior and at the end of a pretty significant part of my journeyContinue reading “Apprenticeship Patterns: Learning Languages”

Sprint 2 Retrospective

It probably goes without saying, but this sprint certainly seemed more effective than the first. This is essentially a given, as a good portion of the first sprint consisted of figuring out how to work within my team in addition to adjusting to the teams shifting around a bit. After this, I feel as thoughContinue reading “Sprint 2 Retrospective”

Apprenticeship Patterns: How to Practice

Practicing is yet another aspect of software development that I have had issues with in the past. Personally, I find that whenever I bring myself to start some personal project with the goal being to practice programming I find that I simply have too much to do or what I am practicing feels too tailoredContinue reading “Apprenticeship Patterns: How to Practice”

Apprenticeship Patterns: Motivation

For this first blog post I chose a pattern that focuses on something I have struggled with on and off almost every semester, this being motivation. I am usually very gung-ho when beginning any sort of programming class, or personal project, but eventually I find that I just get completely buried. This can be forContinue reading “Apprenticeship Patterns: Motivation”

Sprint 1: Retrospective

If anything can be said about this sprint, it is that a lot was learned throughout. I was familiar with how the teams would work, but many of the day-to-day specifics and exact deliverables were a bit unclear to me. Before this class I had only really examined this sort of team structure in CS-348,Continue reading “Sprint 1: Retrospective”

An Introduction to Apprenticeship Patterns

For this blog post I will be discussing the entirety of the first chapter, and introductions to all other chapters of, Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman by Dave Hooper and Adewale Oshineye. As someone who is at the cusp of being released into the larger professional world, this book appears to beContinue reading “An Introduction to Apprenticeship Patterns”

A post about Agile Values

I just wanted to make this quick post about the Agile values posted in the LibreFoodPantry about section. This sections focuses on defining the principles that will be used when developing this site. I chose this as these values might not be what people traditionally associate with software development. For example,”Individuals and interactions over processesContinue reading “A post about Agile Values”

CS-448 Introduction

Hello again! In case you have not seen my previous introductory post, my name is Mike Mendes and I am a, now, senior Computer Science student at Worcester State with a focus on Software Development and Mathematics minor. This time around I will be writing blog posts both about my work on a portion ofContinue reading “CS-448 Introduction”

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