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  1. _pizza

    Top Achievers in Course List

    Congrats! Nice to see you got the IT ranking :)
  2. _pizza

    Top Achievers in Course List

    Hell yes!!! 8th in SDD and 1st in IT makes me happy :D. And yeah, Ruse seem to have made up for their lack of 1st in courses with a dominating effort in state rankings
  3. _pizza

    First in Course List

    Woo! I came first in Info Tech! The ceremony was pretty awesome today, photos will be up on SMH and BOS soon enough I expect, and a few people were interviewed by channel 9 and other media so look for them on the news. Pretty sure Tim Large was one of them.. Also, when do state ranks get...
  4. _pizza

    I need some help with SDD :)

    This. The more times you learn something, the more it will stick in your head. So whenever you do something new, especially when you find it difficult or annoying, do it more when you get home. Summarise the entire textbook as you go through the year, read it as much as possible and while...
  5. _pizza

    General Thoughts: SDD

    I don't think any of it was particularly hard. The algorithm writing a bit of care, and I may have forgotten one 'increment index' command in hindsight, but apart from that just standard stuff. Option 2 was easiest part I thought.
  6. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    I would, but its my mum's birthday ;)
  7. _pizza

    General Thoughts: SDD

    Software is my bitch. That was harder than some previous papers, but still smashed it, might lose a couple of marks for lack of clarity. But confident for high 90s :))))).
  8. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    Yeah if you use a 'first' variable it doesn't change, I use constants for those values though unless otherwise specified so that alteration made sense to me :D. Best of luck everyone, and I'll prob come discuss the exam at 5.
  9. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    LOL! Made my night. Also: 1
  10. _pizza

    Algorithms!

    Seconded. Unfortunate, but true. It takes more than a night to improve at something so specialised =/.
  11. _pizza

    Project management techniques!

    Just cough up anything you can think of about Gantt charts, process diaries, system modelling etc that might help people within a project communicate and work together. And skim the above resource, seems to have some decent summaries, but since its for IPT just remember you'll probably have to...
  12. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    It can be modified to work with the first index being 0. You just have to take it into account in the main while loop. I'm not sure which version you're used to, but with the insertion sort I use the process of insertion repeats while endUnsorted > 0. If the first index was 0 and not 1, you'd...
  13. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    Cheers! And good luck to you with your post-HSC relaxation! ;) Hope there's lots of algorithms... and in option 2, some complex logic gates.
  14. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    Yes, those are examples of libraries. A library is simply a collection of modules that can be imported into a project and reused. Programmers often have their own libraries of functions they have made over the years. This is one of the reasons it is important to write code using parameters and...
  15. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    Well depends on the context. If its a minor aspect of a rough bit of pseudocode, just say it like it is. Eg. set last to the length of theArray WHILE index <= last... But if you've got an arrayLength subprogram to work with, then I always use it. Eg. set last to ArrayLength(theArray) WHILE...
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    Software Marathon 2011

    Lexical analysis is the first stage of translating source code into executable code. It is the process of examining each word to ensure it is a valid part of the language, and involves assigning identifiers with tokens, which are stored in a symbol table, or lexicon, for reference. Reserved...
  17. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    They're subtracting 1 because of the nature of the while loop - it will stop looping when index is 1 more than the length of the string, because it is there that it finds no character. However, if you started indexing at 0, this would correct the issue, because you're essentially not counting...
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    Software Marathon 2011

    Oh right, and my question is a Software Dev's view of hardware question: Describe the role of the two's complement system in the division of binary numbers within the ALU.
  19. _pizza

    Software Marathon 2011

    BEGIN Subprogram StringLength(s : string) index = 0 length = 0 REPEAT length = length + 1 increment index UNTIL s(index) doesn't contain a character Return length END BEGIN InsertString (OriginalString, InsertString, TempString : string, position : integer) index = position...
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    People doing Software Design!

    I'm ranked first at my school with an internal mark of 90, got 100% in half yearly this year but only 85% in trial. I'm hoping like hell that all this studying-like-a-bitch is gonna pay off... Yeah I'm in a similar situation. I'm thinking the new exam structure will be beneficial for me...
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