DECO2800 – Design Computing Studio 2 – Testing & Evaluation79.3
This is a really fun course, for the most part. It's supposed to cover a lot of theory (which is taught in the lectures), but almost none of that is used in the project. Then you get to the final exam and you have to watch all through the lectures and everything. I'd probably suggest going to lectures for that reason.
The design patterns portion of the course is also something I'd suggest paying attention to. It's not signposted particularly well, but if your code doesn't make use of patterns, you lose a significant amount of marks so knowing/using patterns is super helpful. In fact, as I was studying patterns for the final, I kept thinking of ways I could have used them in my code (they would have made it so much better).
Overall, I'd suggest doing it if you get the chance.
Semester 2 - 2016
Is lecture attendance necessary?
Is the textbook necessary?
Not for the course, but you should definitely get the Design Patterns book
You're making a game
Interesting content (git, patterns etc)
Lots of memes
Theory isn't really related to a lot of the project