Even though I used make in ECE3574, I never really knew what was going inside of it. We compiled the programming in QT by typing
1) qmake -project
The three above commands compiled all the C++ and header files, and created an application which was run by ./(application name). After doing the homework for Unix, I finally learned what goes inside of a make file. Make might not be beneficial when compiling one or two files, but it is very helpful in real world problems where it is required to compile 100’s of files. It saves time and time is a big factor in large companies. I initially struggled doing the make file, but the exercise on make assisted a lot and made the whole concept look fairly easy.
I also finished my Tic-Tac-Toe game for ECE 3574. It took a considerable amount of time, but the functionality of the program was working fine. The project required us to save passwords as Sha1 encryption. I initially did not how to encrypt this message, but upon reading QT’s documents, it made the projects seem easy. Regardless, it took a considerable amount of time. In addition to that, we are also learning about process and threads. These concepts are fairly “alien” to me, since I have never used them.
Also, I believe that the format of this class is perfect. The fact that its a point based system enables us to not work on all the projects, yet still get a good grade. I am just worried, because I haven’t even reached 300 points. These are my updates for this week.