Strategy vs. Singleton

“Don’t ever leave your baby in the road.” – My First Computer Science Professor, 2015. That came out of left field, didn’t it? However, the quote (much like YAGNI) makes a lot of sense in the world of Computer Science. Specifically, this quote refers to the idea that you should never “assume that you’ll alwaysContinue reading “Strategy vs. Singleton”

From Warcraft III to My PC: My Inevitable Pairing with Polymorphism

The year was 2005. I was a young child in elementary school, and eventually I was exposed to a little-known strategy game known as Warcraft III. As I championed the human race in my epic quest against the Undead Scourge of Lordaeron, I came across a sorceress ability known as “Polymorphism”. This powerful spell allowedContinue reading “From Warcraft III to My PC: My Inevitable Pairing with Polymorphism”

Just Another Scripting Saying

Ever since the beginning of my programming career, I have had a plethora of professors provide several sayings that were helpful to becoming a better software engineer. One particular saying was acquired only a few weeks ago, during my Software Construction course. The saying goes: “YAGNI”, or when extended beyond the acronym: “(Y)ou (A)in’t (G)onnaContinue reading “Just Another Scripting Saying”

Dodging the Dangers of Docker

Greetings fellow programmers. Tonight I am pleased to write a rather useful blog, and one that has been “whipped up fresh” (meaning that I wrote the post rather quickly, and in one take). Anyways, onto the material! As seen in class, it seems as though many of us (especially those who use Windows OS computers)Continue reading “Dodging the Dangers of Docker”

From Umass Lowell to Unified Modeling Language: A History of My Experience With the Term “UML”

Believe it or not, I have been coding since the year 2015. As the title implies, the first university that I attended (right out of high school) was the University of Massachusetts – Lowell. Interestingly enough, within my very first textbook at UML, I would be exposed to another kind of “UML” – Unified ModelingContinue reading “From Umass Lowell to Unified Modeling Language: A History of My Experience With the Term “UML””

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Hello World!

Hello everyone, my name is Mike Morley, and I am a Computer Science student at Worcester State University (WSU). I hope that you find my blog especially useful for your academic and/or professional advancement needs. Personally, I am most proficient with the languages C/C++, Java and Python (in that order). However, when using websites suchContinue reading “Hello World!”