Since this is the first blog entry concerning assignments, I won’t list each assignment for the entire week. I spent over ten hours outside of class, working on a variety of tasks. These are detailed on my Time Tracker spreadsheet.
The class topics for the week were conditionals, dates, and short tags in PHP. I particularly enjoyed the assignment which required students to code a page of PHP that would get the current date and render an image and a message specific to that day of the week. I spent over four hours on the project but probably took too long gathering images and quotes about the days of the week.
The class discussion was about Open Source software, and my classmates offered some great comments about the benefits and possible negative effects of its influence.