Recently in my Systems Programming course, we learned about classes and Makefiles in C++. While anyone who has ever taken a computer science course in high school should be familiar with classes and objects, the overall picture of their importance may have been blurred. This week we have to create a subclass for a class that we created in a previous project. This is the beginning of what I am sure will turn into a large scale program that references multiple class hierarchies. The information on classes is the glue to being able to connect multiple parts of a program and to modularizing code. Makefiles were a completely foreign topic to me before this class. Without going into too much detail, they are essentially a way of making sure that all of the components of a program are properly compiled so that they can be referenced properly by the program. I will continue to post about the programs due as they continue to build upon themselves.
-Max Smith ’15
“The only thing we know for sure is that we know nothing at all.”