The homework is front-loaded this week, because we want to get a quick start; there won't be anything due on Thursday or Friday. I suggest that you start looking over these two assignments as soon as you can. If you cannot do so until Monday, you still have enough time to complete the assignments.
CSE 403 is a class about software development, in which you will work as a team. This quarter is a little different than some past offerings of CSE 403, in that the topic of the project is also software development. That is, your project will involve creating, improving, or evaluating a software development tool. We prototyped this approach last year, and it was a big success. It helped students to learn even more about software development, from multiple perspectives. The projects were more realistic, and more often continued to be used beyond the end of quarter.