Home Page of Com S 362

This is the home page of the Spring 2003 offering of Com S 362 at Iowa State University, as taught by Gary T. Leavens.

Date News Item
new news item 4/24/2003 Remember that homework 10 problem 1 is due on April 28 in class, with demos to schedule by May 2. Also homework 11 is the team presentation on May 8 during the final exam period, which is 9:45-11:45 a.m.
new news item 4/24/2003 Current grade estimates are now available. You'll need the login and password given to you in email to see them.
new news item 4/24/2003 The syllabus has been updated to reflect where we are.
4/15/2003 The resources page now has a link to the javadocs for JUnit. See the package junit.framework in particular.
4/8/2003 The course web pages and the StickSync project web pages have had a facelift. These should permit easier printing, as the navigation bar will not appear in the printouts. Please let us know if you have any problems with them. You are welcome to adopt this formatting for your team's project. Thanks to Curtis Clifton for his work on the formatting.
4/3/2003 See the resource page for how to use CVS to share files in your team. If you don't have a Unix permission group for your team, and if you want to do this, then let Gary know.
2/17/2003 See the page of student projects that have been sent in so far as part of homework 5.
2/11/2003 Some students requested (via anonymous feedback at the bottom of this web page) more about the syntax of Java. You can get all of the details on Java's syntax from the Java Language Specification Second Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2000). See also the Java section of the course resources page.

Questions and Answers

Often a student will ask a question that provokes an answer of use to other students. When this happens, in addition to answering the student directly, we will post the question and answer on the Q & A page. Urgent answers will also be sent to the course mailing list.


We will regularly send course-related email to your department Unix account. You are responsible for reading email on this account at least once per day during the week. If it is not convenient for you to read email on this account you are responsible for forwarding your email to a more convenient location.


Prompt, frequent and constructive feedback is essential to success in any endeavor. For this reason we strive to grade your work in a timely manner. We would also appreciate your feedback on the course. Please use this anonymous form to provide constructive criticism and offer suggestions (or dole out praise :-)). You can, of course, also email your comments.

Last modified Tuesday, August 19, 2003.

This web page is for the Spring 2003 offering of Com S 362 at Iowa State University. The details of this course are subject to change as experience dictates. You will be informed of any changes. Please direct any comments or questions to Gary T. Leavens at leavens@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu (after replacing -DOT- with `.').