COM 1204 Object-Oriented Design - Spring 2001 - Assignment #2a -- Getting Organized

Professor Futrelle -- College of Computer Science, Northeastern U., Boston, MA

(Version of 4/23/2001)

You must commit to a subgroup and notify everyone by mail to Hypermail by dawn 4/25

Organization and Hypermail (again)

Each of you must choose a subgroup to work in. You must notify everyone about this by sending email to the proper Hypermail address. The email should include your name, your preferred email address and any other useful contact information, e.g., where and when you work on computers to do the COM1204 programming and Javadoc work.

A typical Hypermail email address is for the subgroup of group 2 concerned with designing and implementing the Person class (and any associated classes) for the person module. The rest of the addresses can be checked in the course hypermail page (link given below).

Send this mail Tuesday night, or at least by Wednesday at dawn, the last due moment. Your grade will be determined by your posting some sensible message. It may be quite short, only a few sentences. But it must explain what you're specifically working on. You might add some information about progress or collaboration you'd like. We will begin checking the Hypermail site Wednesday morning, early. Even if there's a page, as for Group 3, that lists everyone on one web page, it's still important that every student in the class send their own email message to the appropriate subgroup address -- so I'll know you're out there and you're aware of what you're doing. You'll be graded on this assignment for having sent something yourself, not for being listed on someone else's page.

The course Hypermail page is at:

Alternate group/subgroup arrangements: Some people may find that they are operating as "project managers" for all or some of the subgroups. That's OK if your role is carefully explained. Also, such people must still implement some code for some part of the system themselves. You have to work in the trenches before you can move up to management! Also, some people find the Base module quite difficult, so the people in the various Base subgroups may want to have some discussions about how the Base should work -- it might end up being something of a class-wide project. But still, each person must do their own implementation. Initial implementations should be small enough for this. If they really get big, you should by then have developed your skills enough to still do the implementation entirely by yourself.

For you sticklers, here are the official dawn and sunrise times in Boston for 4/25/2001:

   Begin civil twilight 5:18 a.m.
   Sunrise 5:48 a.m.

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