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Class 9

Held: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

We consider documentation for your programs: Why to write documention, when to write documentation, how to write documentation. We also explore the 6P style of documentation that we use in this course.



  • The need for documentation
  • The Six P’s - a strategy for documenting procedures
  • A few additional P’s
  • Practice
  • Pair programming


News / Etc.

  • I will distribute answer keys for homework 3 on Thursday night. (Some of you asked for extensions until then.)
  • I do not yet have my grading system up and running. When I do, I will distribute grades. Until then, I cannot.
  • There’s a lot in today’s lab, so I’ll try not to do too many preliminaries.
  • I should have a draft code of conduct for Friday’s class.

Upcoming Work

Extra credit (Academic)

  • CS Extras, Thursday at 4:15 p.m. in 3821: Caldron: A UI for CRNs.

Extra credit (Peer)

  • Men’s Soccer vs. Buena Vista, Sept. 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Extra Credit (Misc)

None at the moment.

Other Good Things

  • Women in Computing, TONIGHT at 7:00 p.m. in the CS commons.