CS 111 - Program Design I

Fall 2013

Lab 1

For this assignment, we will combine a few different tasks.

  1. Search the Internet for answers to various questions.
  2. Submit a file for grading to Blackboard that contains the answers and a few other things.
Note: Since we have not yet done anything in the course, this lab is hopefully very easy and based on knowledge you should already have. Future labs will be more difficult.

Searching the Internet

According to the show of hands during lecture, most people state they have used the internet to search for information. Many people prefer to use Google at www.google.com to search for information.

The key to using any search engine is determining the best keywords to use for your search. Google's Advanced Search at http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en]] is a good place to help narrow down the results from your search.

Lab Assignment 1

Due: Tuesday 9/3/2013 by 11:59 pm (i.e. midnight)
  • Because of Labor Day, submissions will be accepted until Thursday, 9/5/13, at 11:59pm
Submit a File for Grading in Blackboard

Create a file of any type (but a simple text file is prefered such as using Notepad on Windows or some similar software) that contains the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Net-ID
  • Your UIN
  • The answers to the following questions:
    1. What famous speech was given 50 years ago on 8/28/1963? Include the URL where the answer can be found.

    2. Who is credited with finding the first computer bug? Include the URL where the answer can be found.

    3. What is the title of the TV Show on Animal Planet starring a person who has the same name as the Dean of the UIC College of Engineering? Include the URL where the answer can be found.

    4. Accoding to the wikipedia, when was the Java programming language first created? Include the URL where the answer can be found.
Submit this file via the Assignment Link for Lab 1 in Blackboard.
  1. In the CS 101 Web Pages in Blackboard, go to the Information Page
  2. Click on the link "Lab 1". This will open a web page with the title: "Upload Assignment: Lab 1"
  3. Scroll down and click on the button "Browse for Local File"
  4. Select the file that you created that contains your name, Net-ID, UIN, and the answers to the above 4 questions. Then click OK
  5. Click the submit button on the "Upload Assignment: Lab 1" page.
  6. You should see the Submission History page that shows what you submitted. Verify you actually submitted the correct information.
A text file will have a file extension of .txt. There are many programs that will let you create such a file.
  • On a Windows machine, Notepad is one program.
  • On a Linux/UNIX machine, pine is a good program (or vi if pine in not installed).
  • On a MAC machine, TextEdit in such a program.
-- Main.troy - 2013-08-29
Topic revision: r1 - 2013-08-29 - 15:25:14 - Main.troy
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