Second semester, let's go!

Second semester, let's go!

Or what's the same, busier afternoons again 🤷🏼‍♂️

Hello everyone!

It's been two weeks now since the start of the second semester and things are getting interesting. Between the subjects I have for this semester (I took all the subjects available, 6), the ones I find more interesting are Object-Oriented Programming, Database Implementation and Design Thinking.

Why those?

First interesting subject, Object-Oriented Programming.

I'll be learning Java for the first time, and already seen some code. Looks kind of weird but not difficult to understand. We're using UML.

According to Wikipedia:

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose, developmental, modeling language in the field of software engineering that is intended to provide a standard way to visualize the design of a system.

It's not straight code but kind of previous step.

We have to install Netbeans + Java JDK 1.8 but, I can do the same things with VSCode so, if the teacher has no problem, I'll stick to it.

For you to be clear, it's divided in three phases:

  • Class diagram
  • UML design
  • Java implementation

I've already started with the first phase, and it's not difficult (yet).

Moving on to the second one, databases implementation with MySQL.

This one will be done in groups. I'm feeling comfy because we kept a group from the first semester, and we understand each other very well. We all have experience with databases from the Introduction to Databases subject we've already did so, we're not starting from scratch.

Yesterday we had the first online meeting with the teacher, and it went pretty good. She explained to us what's the project about, we took our first steps with MySQL Workbench, and we started the group site (we have to create a site with Google that works as a digital recompilation of everything we've done). Constance will be key.

Third and last, Design Thinking.

It will be a one-month seminar packed full of information. It won't start till May, so I can't tell for sure how it's going to be but, if it's like others I did the first seminar (like Personal Branding), I'll learn a lot for sure.

Salut, Jordi.

Cover image credit to @helloimnik