# CSE 11 Programming Assignment 2

Due Date: Tuesay, October 12, 10:00PM Pacific Time

## Learning Goals

• Write and use classes to represent real world data, and relations between them
• Write methods that make decisions
• Create a video screencast of your program running

## Collaboration

Different assignments in this course have different collaboration policies. On this assignment, you can collaborate with anyone in the course, including sharing code. In your submission, give credit to all students and course staff who helped you with this assignment by noting their name and how you used their ideas or work. Note that using someone’s work without giving credit to them is a violation of academic integrity.

https://github.com/ucsd-cse11-f21/cse11-pa2-starter

You will write all your code and comments in ExampleTweets.java.

You will submit two files to the PA2 assignment:

• A single Java file called ExampleTweets.java to Gradescope for the PA2 assignment. This file will contain all three classes that you write, including Tweet, User, and ExamplesTweets.
• Your video (description at the end)

You can come to remote help hours for a pre-grading check-off. The instructions for the check-off are here:

## Problem 1

In this programming assignment, you will be using tweets as data and representing them using objects. The choices we make will be similar to those in many social media posting platforms. You will be making two classes for implementation and one example class for testing your implementation. Altogether, you will create 3 classes in one file, and around a dozen objects.

### User

The class User represents users, the authors of Tweets.

• Data: A User should contain the username of the account, the display name (also called full name) of the account, and the number of followers (there is more information we could store, but this is enough for some interesting work)
• Constructor: A standard constructor that takes a value for each field and initializes it
• Methods:
• String toText()

Takes no arguments and returns a string which contains the fullname followed by the username of the user, with a space between them and an "@" before the username, for example: “UC San Diego @UCSanDiego”

Note: To get information about the user (when creating user objects) you will have to go to their profile and see how many followers they have and then instantiate a new object with that value.

### Tweet

The class Tweet represents a single tweet.

• Data: A Tweet should contain the text content of the Tweet, a reference to the User who authored the tweet, the count of likes the tweet has, and a unique id for the Tweet.
• Constructor: A standard constructor that takes a value for each field and initializes it
• Methods:
• boolean longerThan(Tweet other)

Takes a Tweet, and returns true if the content of this one is longer (has more characters) than the content of other.

• boolean moreLikes(Tweet other)

Takes a Tweet, and returns true if the number of likes of this is more than the likes of other.

• String toText()

Returns a String that represents the Tweet object with all the User information as text, and also displays the tweet content and likes. The returned string should have the toText of the user followed by the content, followed by the number of likes, as in this example: "Julia Evans @b0rk : when debugging, your attitude matters : 468 Likes"

• String toLink()

This method returns a string representing the URL for the Tweet object Example output: "https://twitter.com/UCSanDiego/status/1445470129362407433"

### ExampleTweets

The ExampleTweets class is for testing your own implementation.

In order to test your classes and methods, find four real tweets from twitter.com with the following properties:

• Two of them are from the same user
• The other two are from two different users

You may find these accounts useful and relevant for finding fun Tweets:

(If you can’t go to Twitter for some reason, let us know via Piazza or email and we’ll help you out – you may be able to complete the assignment with another social media example).

In your test class ExampleTweets, you will construct User objects and Tweet objects corresponding to these four tweets you found. In your test file ExamplesTweets.java, you will call each method you write at least twice using the objects you constructed to build these examples. Since there are 5 methods, you should have at least 10 method calls total to test your work, and every method should be called at least twice. For each tweet you found, write a comment before the line where you construct it with:

• A link to the Tweet
• An answer to this question: “Were there any parts of the Tweet that you couldn’t represent with the class design we chose?”

For checking off your work, you should have:

• 2 classes, each with fields as described above
• 5 total methods (one in User and four in Tweet)
• 2 examples for each method (10 total examples)
• Four Tweet objects with the link and question above answered
• Three User objects (to use to construct the Tweets)

## Practice Screencast

For the take-home exams, you’ll be recording a screencast that demonstrates your programs. The last part of this PA has you practice with this.

You will record a short video of no more than 2 minutes (a hard constraint!). Include the following (these are also what we will check for in grading, including length):

• Your face and your student ID (or other photo ID) for a few seconds at the beginning. You don’t have to be on camera the whole time, though it’s fine if you are. Just a brief confirmation that it’s you creating the video and doing the work attached to the video.
• A capture of your screen running your program including your example outputs. Make sure the code of your program AND your terminal output are shown in the video

We’ve made a short tutorial demonstrating how to make a screencast with Zoom:

Screencast Tutorial

The associated video that was created is here:

Example Result

You don’t have to make your screencast with Zoom, but Zoom is UCSD-licensed software that you have access to, so we offer the tutorials with that in mind.

Please do reach out if you run into issues with this, and try something out early so you know if it will work or not for you – you’ll need it for the exam!