Hello friends, Sorry about the massive lack of posts from yours truly (Thanks for keeping us going Nick!). I’ve been over my head with school work lately, and that’s what I want to talk about today. I’m currently taking both the most and least frustrating computer science classes I have done thus far. The good one is Programming Paradigms, and the terrible one is Software Engineering one. Besides the fact that SENG is a bunch of management bulshytt, and functional programming with Haskell is a glorious and lovely excercise, there are some fundamental differences that make the one class a joy to take, and the other is like having bamboo shoots driven under my fingernails. Let me begin with how to teach a class right.
I had one of those frustrating days where you spend hours and hours searching around for what should be a simple coding solution, to no avail. Finally I was able to patch together enough disparate knowledge to achieve my goal: namely, storing and retrieving a java BitSet on a MySQL database. Below is the solution, which I hope might help any other unfortunate souls looking for this answer.