Lab 4: White Blood Cell

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Objectives

  • Get you ready for the week's lessons.
  • Introduce you to the following concepts:
    • access modifiers (public or private)
    • private methods
    • the keyword this
    • the getWorld() method
    • type String concatenation
    • Variable lifetime
    • parameterizing methods

Academic Honesty

Read the Scholastic Honesty Policy and Quest and Lab Integrity policies of the syllabus. Here are some clarifications for this particular lab:

  • This is a solo lab that you must complete individually.
  • You may discuss the code with other students for this lab.
  • You must type all the code yourself and not copy from another student.

Lab Specifications

  1. Make sure you have completed the exercises from lesson 4.
  2. Complete the Chapter 4 exercises in CodeLab. These are review exercises and you have all the information needed to complete them. If you have questions, please contact the instructor for help.
  3. Scan the textbook chapter 5 to get an overview of the material.
  4. Complete the in-chapter exercises 5.1 through 5.56 that are listed throughout chapter 5.

    Start with WBC-1 in chapter05 after download the starting files from the Book scenarios. If you have a problem completing a step and need to check your work, look at the other WBC files from chapter05.

  5. Follow the exercise steps exactly and read the textbook as you progress through the chapter to enhance your understanding.

    For those exercises steps that have a text answer, open the Scenario Information (Scenario > Scenario Information) and type the exercise number and answer after the existing Scenario Information. For example, here are my answers to the first few exercises:

    Exercises with Text Answers
    5.1: Blue Bacteria move from right to left and disappear off the left-side of the screen.
    (more answers needed...)
    
  6. Add the following to the top of the Scenario Information with the "VERSION or DATE" and "AUTHORS" fields filled in:
    PROJECT TITLE: Lab 4
    PURPOSE OF PROJECT: Book tutorial chapter 5
    VERSION or DATE: 1.0  (The date completed)
    AUTHORS: Your name here
    
  7. Upload the completed scenario files to Canvas as explained in the section of this document: Deliverables.

Grading Criteria

The instructor will evaluate your lab using the following criteria. Thus you should check your lab against these criteria to maximize your XP.

Lesson Exercises (from Class)

  • 2: All lesson exercises attempted and turned in
  • 1: Some lesson exercises not completed and turned in or other problems found
  • 0: No lesson exercises turned in or wrong folder name

Tutorial Lab (Textbook)

  • 4: Demonstrates mastery of the lab exercise:
    • Applies concepts from the lessons appropriately
    • Follows the steps exactly
    • Exercises perform correctly
  • 3: Has all the major functionality expected:
    • Demonstrates many techniques from the lesson
    • May deviate from the specified steps in some way
    • Implementation seems more complicated than necessary.
  • 2: Has much of the functionality expected:
    • Demonstrates some techniques from the lesson
    • Deviates from the specified steps in some way
    • Implementation seems excessively complicated.
  • 1: Serious functional problems but shows some effort and understanding:
    • Follows at least 1/2 of the of the specified steps
    • Has a major error (detected by the browser) or many minor errors
    • Demonstrates few techniques from the lesson
  • 0: Not turned in or wrong folder name

CodeLab Exercises

Number completed correctly / number exercises * 8 and rounded up to the nearest integer.

Maximum XP: 14

Deliverables

Submit means that you are presenting your work for consideration and grading. CodeLab is submitted automatically, but other lab work must be submitted as described below.

  1. On your computer, create a folder for the lesson exercises named "lesson" (no extra characters) and place all the exercise files from Lesson 4 into this folder. Since we only worked on the "bugs" scenario, submit only one scenario that shows your compled work.
  2. Add the guild.txt file to the lesson folder.
  3. Create a second folder named "tutorial" (no extra characters) and place the completed scenario from chapter 5 into this folder. Include only one scenario that shows your completed work. Do not include files from previous labs.
  4. Create a zip file with both folders named lab4.zip, or one zip file for each folder with the name of the folder, and submit the zip file(s) to the Lab 4 slot of Canvas.

Please do not add any extra characters to the above folder names. Also, do not put any spaces or special characters like #, : or $ in zip file or folder names. Your crafted code must work as submitted. Remember to test and double check your files before and after submitting them. If you make a mistake, you can resubmit up to the deadline but must resubmit all your quest files.

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