IP352S14A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Three Notes

Consider this picture.

Learning Cycle

Can you see how this applies to what you are doing before our sessions and while we are together?

Please reply with a comment about our third session.

Highlights / Metacognition

  • What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
  • What did you learn from that?
  • What will you do with that knowledge?


  • Now that we’ve had our third session, what do you want to know?
  • What could we have done better?

If you spot a question from someone else and you can answer it – please do.


4 thoughts on “IP352S14A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Three Notes

  1. Sam Liu says:

    The most valuable thing I learned is the comparison of compiled language and interpreted language.
    The compiled language is translated into machine language by a compiler, which provides an environment to implement a program. The interpreted language can be executed directly by a interpreter without translating into the machine language.
    And I would like to know how javascript is integrated into web design.

  2. johannapani says:

    Hi Jim and everyone! Sorry I could not attend this past Wednesday. I was ill. I am currently going through assignment #3, mainly Programming Concepts, and have a question. Anyone can answer or clarify this for me!!

    What is the difference between ‘Strictly Typed’ and ‘Loosely/Weakly Typed'”?

    Thank you!! Jo.

  3. JimUBC says:

    Hi Jo,
    Please check this out to get a sense of the discussion we had about this in class.

  4. Lauchlan says:

    Personally, the most useful part was seeing how similar the different programming languages could be. I’ve heard a lot of people say that learning new programming languages isn’t wildly difficult, which kind of boggled my mind as I kept thinking of them as real languages eg, learning French etc. So, it’s nice to at least temporarily feel that programming languages are quite similar.

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