05/04/12 The final exam is on Monday 5/14 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM in room PHYS 1410. Please arrive several minutes early. If you are registered with DSS and need to take the exam in the Shoemaker building, be sure to get the paperwork to me no later than 3:00PM on Wednesday 5/9.
04/30/12 Project #6 deadline: Because several locations on campus were without internet service last night, we will accept projects up to 24 hours past the due date with no penalty. We will not accept any projects more than 24 hours past the original due date.
04/27/12 Project #7 has been posted (a little early).
04/18/12 Project #6 has been posted!
04/16/12 When indenting code, please never combine spaces with tabs! If you do, your code may appear to be aligned on your system, but will not be aligned correctly if it is moved to another environment. You may EITHER use tabs to indent OR use spaces -- not both. Please be sure to be consistent throughout an entire project. In this course, if you combine spaces with tabs then your code is unlikely to appear correctly in the submit server and you will lose points for improper indentation.
04/03/12 Project #5 has been posted. WARNING: This project is more work than any of the previous ones, so be sure to get started right away!
03/15/12 Project #4 has been posted!
03/01/12 Project #3 has been posted! The submit server is not ready yet (we're having a minor technical problem) but it should be working soon. In the meantime, please feel free to go ahead and get started. We will be talking a little bit about some aspects of the project in class on Friday.
02/16/12 Project #2 has been posted (a day early!)
02/15/12 Regarding Project #1: Please note that the project description forbids the use of "return" statements! One of the course staff-members missed that small detail and accidentally conveyed the wrong information to a few people. Please be sure to implement this project without using "return". (If you don't know what a return statement is yet, don't worry about it.)
02/14/12 There is a way to have Eclipse automatically draw a vertial line in the editor at exactly the 80th column. (That way you can easily check that your lines are all less than 80 characters long, which is our requirement for this course.) Try this: Right-click inside the editor, then choose Preferences, General, Editors, Text Editors. You'll see a checkbox called "show print margin". Check this box, and enter the value 80 in the box below that says Print margin column.
02/07/12 Project #1 has been posted!
01/27/12 Project #0 has been posted! Please click "Projects" from the menu to the left, and then click the link labeled "Hello World" to view the project description.
01/23/12 All CMSC131 students are required to attend the discussion session in which they are officially registered. The course is quite full and so there is no room to accommodate people who are not on the official roster for each class session.
01/23/12 Note that this website is for sections 0401 and 0402 ONLY. If you are in a different section of this course, then your class webpage is here.
01/23/12 Welcome to CMSC 131 (sections 0401/0402) for the Spring 2012 Semester. We will have our first labs (discussions) and lectures on Wednesday, January 25th. See you there. Important announcements will appear here as the semester goes on. Be sure to look every day.