CS:2820 Survey, Fall 2017

Part of the CS:2820 Object Oriented Programming Collection
by Douglas W. Jones
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science

Purpose: The background of the students in this class is so diverse that we need to know what you know in order to plan the first few lectures. A summary results of this survey, minus personal information, will be posted on line on the class web page. Personal information is collected only to avoid taking roll and will be shredded.

Personal Information



Computer Support: What kind of computer do you routinely use?
         Apple Mac__13__    Linux ___0__    Windows __44__
   Windows+Mac__13__    Mac+Linux___1__    Windows+Linux___3__    All three___3__

CS/CLAS Linux Experience: Have you used linux.clas.uiowa.edu or linux.cs.uiowa.edu?
         Yes__21__    No __56__    Don't know___0__

If yes, how did you access it?
         NoMachine___3__          PuTTY ___2__
SecureCRT___2__ SSH ___5__
FaxtX __13__

Shell Experience: Have you used the Linux or MacOS command shell?
         Yes __38__    No __36__    Unsure___2__

Programming Languages: What programming languages do you know pretty well?
         C ___8__          C++ __24__          Cobol ___0__
C# ___6__ Java __69__ Fortran ___1__
Python __70__ Assembly__19__ Basic ___4__
          know C++ but not Python or Java ___4__
          know Python but not Java ___4__
          know Java but not Python ___5__
          know Java and Python and possibly more__60__

Commentary: It is encouraging to see that Cobol is a dead language.

Work Load: Many students are seriously overworked
         Credit hours of registration: ______ ×3= ______
Job hours per week: ______
Total work load hours/week: Sum ______ (should not exceed 50)

          Distribution of reported totals:

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10        20        30        40        50        60        70        80        90