IP352S14A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Five 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 fifth 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 fifth 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.


3 thoughts on “IP352S14A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Five Notes

  1. Sam Liu says:

    The most valuable thing is that I have clarified the definition of polymorphism and inheritance in programming language.
    Polymorphism happens when two classes have a method with the same name, but two different things happen. And those two classes have to be in the same super class.
    Inheritance helps me define classes more useful and understandable.

  2. Andrew says:

    I felt the browser and javascript examples for the objects and methods was very clear and easy to grasp. The review of the homework gave me a better understanding of the concepts of inheritance, encapsulation and polymorphism.

  3. johannapani says:

    The most valuable part of the evening is when Jim brought out the widgets and the dice. I am a very visual person and learn through seeing and metaphors. When Jim explained encapsulation through the use of these items, it became crystal clear to me.

    I am hoping in the last two classed Jim, can you please discuss the major differences between the different programming styles? Ie. the differences between Javascript vs. PHP vs. C++, etc. I would like to know when and why programmers would use these different programs and in what scenario they would choose one over the other. I would also like to know the benefits/disadvantages to these programs as well. Thank you Jim!

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