Comp150CPA Take-Home Final Exam
Everyone is extremely busy with final projects in other courses, so
I have crafted what I believe is a minimally stressful capstone
experience for this course, within the bounds of "what I need to know"
about your understanding and performance.
The following constitutes a take-home final exam for the course.
Please feel free to utilize electronic resources, but please do not
collaborate with one another on the answers. You may use any pre-existing
information published on the web, but please do not post
questions to mailing lists and/or blogs about the questions on this exam.
- (35 points) Please sketch how you would solve the problem in
homework assignment 7 through use of Google AppEngine, including:
Do not actually write the code.
- What objects and interfaces you would have to define.
- Where (in the code) the requirements of the assignment
would be fulfilled.
- (35 points) Please write a program in Bud that will solve the problem in
homework assignment 4. You may presume that the data arrives in a
similar format. You are allowed to use the bud simulator, but you may
not need to do so if your understanding of Pig and Bud is sufficient.
Do not worry about the Ruby bootstrapping code you would
need to run your Bud program.
Hint: you may consider the input schema to the Bud program to be of the form
[person,friend]=>. That is how a set of pairs is represented in Bud.
- (30 points) Patterson's formula for the cost of downtime has been
criticised for being overly simplistic. Please describe why it is
inaccurate, and describe how one would come up with a more accurate
formula for the cost of downtime in the presence of that inaccuracy.