IP489S14A – HTML5 Crash Course Session Six 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 sixth session.

Highlights / Metacognition

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

Questions?

  • Now that we’ve had our sixth 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.

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5 thoughts on “IP489S14A – HTML5 Crash Course Session Six Notes

  1. christina says:

    •What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you in this session?
    The difference and analogies used to compare scripting and compiled programming languages
    •What did you learn from that?
    Scripting is more forgiving and less rigorous but can be less accurate and need to work with objects that already exist within its environment. On the other hand, compiled programming languages cannot tolerate vague syntax but, in turn, are very accurate.
    •What will you do with that knowledge?
    Understand the differences so that I can leverage the advantages of using either one in different scenarios

  2. tempranova says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you in this session?
    Actually learning proper syntax and what I’ve been messing with for some years.

    What did you learn from that?
    How the pieces of Javascript fit together so that you can properly execute functions.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Now that I know this, all sorts of pieces from the past few years make more sense, and I can imagine all sorts of cool projects I can undertake!

  3. Andrew says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you in this session?
    The most valuable thing that happened is experimenting with scripting Javascript. I usually retain nothing just by watching or listening about semantics and syntax.

    What did you learn from that?
    I got some better understanding of what was being said because doing the derivations makes it easier for me to comprehend the lecture material.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Thus far, it has helped me tackle some of the exercises on my own. It is surprising how much I have already forgotten, but knowing some of the basic steps led me to piece everything together better.

    Questions?

    Now that we’ve had our sixth session, what do you want to know?
    When doing a loop that writes out an array, how does the [i] function? Without it, there are no line breaks between the quotes in the array, but I thought that was ‘s job.
    for ( var i=0 ; i < SimpsonsQuotes.length ; i ++ ) {
    document.write( SimpsonsQuotes[i] + "”) ;

    What could we have done better?
    Let’s push the limits on the challenging material. I know the basics are important, but let’s use these basics in surprising ways that aren’t easily and intuitively assumed to be valid.

    • JimUBC says:

      Hi Andrew, please put your code that you’re considering into a jsbin and give us a link so we can see what you’re seeing.

      And hang on to your hat – tomorrow is going to be challenging and you’ll have more opportunity to write your own code.

      • Andrew says:

        http://jsbin.com/quwaj/16/edit

        There you go.

        Sorry… the BR lines got cut out of my last comment. I also have some text in there that looks syntactically similar to me, but jsbin will not accept that code compared to the other lines for some reason (I got those other lines of code from your online tutorial on arrays).

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