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CSC 207.01 2019S, Class 05: Unit testing and debugging


  • Preliminaries
    • Notes and news
    • Upcoming work
    • Extra credit
    • Questions
  • Quiz
  • Testing lab
  • Debugging lab


News / Etc.

  • Mentor sessions at 7:00 p.m. Sunday nights.
  • Ramadan begins during Week 14 this semester. I will do my best to make appropriate accommodations during week 14 and finals week. College policy suggests that you must notify me by the end of this week if you need such accomodations, but I will make them no matter when you notify me.
  • The “Current Writeup” link should now be working.
  • I graded any lab 4’s I received by 7pm Sunday night. Make sure you let me know if you know you’re submitting non-working code on labs.
  • To make sure that you have enough time for lab, I’ll try to avoid much talking today.
  • JUnit’s API changed significantly from JUnit4 to JUnit5. I think I’ve caught all of the code that needed changing, but there may be a few left.
  • Due to a confluence of circumstances, it appears we will have few MAPs in the department this summer. Check with JW and CC for details on their MAPs.

Upcoming work

  • Assignment 2 due Thursday night.
  • Reading due before class Wednesday
    • Osera 3.1: Mental Models of Computation
  • Lab writeup: Problem 1 from the Debugging Lab
    • To
    • Subject: CSC 207.01 Writeup for Class 5 (Your names)
    • Submit the corrected code for the removeAs method.

Extra credit

Extra credit (Academic/Artistic)

Extra credit (Peer)

Extra credit (Wellness)

  • HIIT training, 4:30 pm, Tuesday, Dance Studio, Bear. (Cap of two EC units.)
  • Hatha Yoga, 7:00 pm, Tuesday, Dance Studo, Bear. (Cap of two EC units.)

Extra credit (Misc)

  • Leadership Institute info session, Tuesday, 7 p.m. JRC 2nd.

Other good things


Should our repos be public or private?


Does our program have to close the drawing panel, or should we make the user do so?



If you finish early, take the time to meditate quietly. (Yes, you can also go off to the bathroom or get some water.)

Lab: Testing

What’s wrong with c2f?

  • The formula is backwards.
  • Integer division!

What should we take from the sum example?

  • Good pre/posts are hard, particularly in languages with fixed precision.
  • Designing tests requires some thought.

What should we take from the expt example?

  • There’s a divide-and-conquer way to do exponentiation that is significantly faster.
  • Tests with double values are a bit more complicated.
  • Loops help you do more comprehensive tests.

Lab: Debugging

  • Writeup!