CS314 Startup - Things to Do

Piazza Set up your Piazza account and confirm that you can see the discussion forums for CS314 - Scott.
Textbooks Decide if you want the optional textbooks listed on the syllabus. (The books are optional because there are many free, online resources you can use. I list alternate readings on the class schedule.)
Clicker Purchase a clicker. iClicker+, iClicker2, or the original iClicker are all acceptable. Register your clicker at the iClicker website. Use your UTEID (no spaces) as your student ID. The frequency for my classes is AA, the default. We are using iClicker+ but the iClicker2 or original iClicker will work as well. We are using physical clickers, not REEF polling, web, or app versions of iClicker.
Java If you want to work on your own system, download the Java SE Development Kit.
IDE If you want to work on your own system and want to use an IDE, I suggest you download The Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.
CS Department Account Set up your UTCS account. If you had a CS account last term your account should be recreated automatically. The CS departmental machines are Linux based. Here is a simple guide to some of the features of Linux.

If you want to ensure your programs run on the CS department Linux machines you can SSH into them and learn how to transfer files to your CS department account and to compile and run those files.
Class Web Page Familiarize yourself with the class web page.
Assignments Ensure you understand the assignment requirements and then start the first assignment.
Schedule Familiarize with the schedule and print out the slides in advance if you want to take notes on the slides.