Assignment 2: “Match-3, The Shiny Update”

Objectives

Getting Started

GitHub Classroom

In this course, we’ll use GitHub Classroom to distribute projects and collect submissions. To begin Assignment 2:

  1. Click here to go to the GitHub Classroom page for starting the assignment.
  2. Click the green “Accept this assignment” button. This will create a GitHub repository for your project. Recall that a git repository is just a location where your code will be stored and which can be used to keep track of changes you make to your code over time.
  3. Click on the link that follows “Your assignment has been created here”, which will direct you to the GitHub repository page for your project. It may take a few seconds for GitHub to finish creating your repository.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the repository page, click the “Fork” button, and then (if prompted) click on your username. This will create a fork of your project repository, a version of the repository that belongs to your GitHub account.
  5. Now, you should be looking at a GitHub repository titled username/assignment2-summer-username, where username is your GitHub username. This will be the repository to which you will push all of your code while working on your assignment. When working on the assignment, do not directly push to the games50/assignment2-summer-username repository: always push your code to your username/assignment2-summer-username repository.

Setup

Time to pull down the starting code for Match-3! First, on your main repository page (https://github.com/username/assignment2-summer-username), click on the green “Clone or download” button. Copy the “Clone with HTTPS” link to your clipboard (if familiar with SSH, you can use that instead).

Then, in a terminal window (located in /Applications/Utilities on Mac or by typing cmd in the Windows task bar), move to the directory where you want to store your project on your computer (recall that the cd command can change your current directory), and run

git clone repository_url assignment2-summer

where repository_url is the link you just copied from GitHub. You will be prompted for your GitHub username and password

Go ahead and run cd assignment2-summer to enter your repository.

A Match (3) Made in Heaven

Welcome to your fourth assignment! There was a lot to learn with timers, tweens, and more in this lecture, but unfortunately, our game is still lacking in a few areas. By extending its functionality, we’ll have something even closer to famous titles such as Bejeweled and Candy Crush Saga!

Your goals this assignment:

How to Submit

Step 1 of 1

  1. Go to the GitHub page for your username/assignment2-summer-username repository (note: this is different from the games50/assignment2-summer-username repository).
  2. On the right side of the screen, click the Pull request button.
  3. Make sure that the “base fork” is games50/assignment2-summer-username, and the “head fork” is username/assignment2-summer-username.
  4. Click “Create pull request”.
  5. On the next page, click the “Create pull request” button again.

Congratulations! You’ve completed Assignment 2.