Getting Started in COMP 310

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In general, the vast majority of questions on course content, assignments, etc. should be posed as PUBLIC posts to Piazza.
If unsure, refer the staff to a private post on the issue. You will be asked to make your private post public if it does not need to be private.

Contact the staff through private posts to the "Instructors" group in Piazza!
Do NOT send messages to individual staff members as the entrie staff needs to know the issues that are arising in the class.

Getting started:

Students should bring laptop to class every day!

If you do not have a laptop, please let the staff know right away so that special arrangements can be made for you.  You are NOT required to own a laptop.

Need to install  BY NEXT LAB PERIOD:

If you are not sure how to do the installs or encounter problems, contact the staff immediately!

Why so many tools?

Eclipse, UML Lab, WindowBuilder and Subclipse!  Good tools enable you to concentrate on the issues of the problem for which your human mind is best suited and lets the computer do those parts that don't need any real thought.

Tools are a double-edges sword though.   They can as easily obscure what is going on as illuminate it.   In the end, you should always know what your tool is doing and what it is not capable of doing.  A tool is your helper, not your crutch.


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