CS/IMGD 4100 (C 16)

Homework Assignment #1

Hello West World

Due by Web Turn-In: 11:59pm, Sunday, January 17

(See general homework instructions for turn-in details.)

The purpose of this assignment is to get you up to speed as quickly as possible with the software tools that you will need for the homework assignments and to shake down the homework submission process:

Source Control (Optional)

Using a source control system, such Git or SVN, which is a necessity for team software development, is a good idea even for individual programming projects, because it will help you keep track of what changes you have made to the original code base, systematically explore alternative design decisions (helpful for tuning your tournament entries!), and provide secure backup and access from any computer. We therefore strongly recommend that, as part of getting yourself set up for the rest of the semester, you take the time now to put the entire source tree in the zip file above under source control.

However, please do not put your code in a public repository, such as GitHub, as this will make it too tempting for other students in the course (now or later) to violate the academic honesty rules. You can easily create a personal project in the private WPI FusionForge repository, which supports both Git or SVN. (Visual Studio 2010 already has the Git source manager extension installed and enabled by default.)


Please post any questions to the myWPI forum for the course.