Chicago, ILUSA 60606
July 13, 2012
Python's syntax is quite different from the syntax used in Java or C/C++. I have seen presentations on the language, but I have never attempted to code in python even though I have always wanted to. Part of the problem that I am facing now as I move through the CS curriculum is that I have all of these great ideas in my head, but when I try to translate them to code, the translation fails leaving me feeling quite defeated. The more I code the better I become, however, my grades are not as great as they can be (simply because the only times that I do any major coding is for a class assignment). I do not know if I am approaching my assignments in the wrong way, but I would like some insight into this. Just on a last note, I have been wondering, just what do people with experience in Computer Science feel the meaning or purpose behind the major is? I believe an Engineer should be able to decipher problems efficiently given limited information; however, how could this apply to CS?
Hi, my name is Ashley Riley. I am a sophomore at UIC in Computer Science. Before coming into CS I had no prior experience with coding, so I am very excited to begin looking at another language, especially if that language is Python!