CS:2820 Survey, Fall 2015
the CS:2820 Object Oriented Programming Collection
Background: On Aug. 25, 2015, the first day of class, a survey was distributed to the students in Object Oriented Software Development. The results are summarized here.
Computer Support: What kind of computer do you routinely use?
|All of em||1|
CS/CLAS Linux Experience: Have you used linux.clas.uiowa.edu or linux.cs.uiowa.edu?
If yes, how did you access it?
|None of em||1|
Shell Experience: Have you used the Linux or MacOS command shell?
Programming Languages: What programming languages do you know pretty well?
One person did not report knowing any programming language. This is obviously a serious concern.
Two people only listed Python, these two students may face a bit of culture shock with the C-like syntax of Java.
One only listed Java; so long as they really do have both CS I and CS II in this language, they should be OK.
12 listed just Java and Python; and a few had just C++ and Python or C++ and Java. Presumably these students had CS I (or its equivalent) using one of those languages and CS II using the other. If people took this course where it was intended in our curriculum, these 2-language students would make up the majority of the class, but because many students take it late, they are a decided minority.