IP352F14A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Four 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 fourth 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?

Questions?

  • Now that we’ve had our fourth 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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6 thoughts on “IP352F14A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Four Notes

  1. Highlights / Metacognition
    •What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    I know it was part of our homework for session 3 regarding playing around with JSBIN but actually doing this in class helped me understand the process a bit more. I was also able to ask questions and get immediate answers which was very helpful.

    •What did you learn from that?
    Having a basic knowledge of JavaScript will go a long way in me understanding it and structuring it properly.

    •What will you do with that knowledge?
    I think it might best to learn the basics of one tool before moving on to its advanced cousin — much like being competent with a handsaw before moving on to a circular saw. I feel like we have only touched the tip of the ice berg when it comes to JavaScript. I still have a lot of learning to do!

    Questions?
    How do you organize JavaScript code?

    •Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know?
    When building a page, how does one change the background color?
    Is there a template or series of commands that one always uses in order to create a web page?

    •What could we have done better?
    I don’t believe there was anything that could have been done better.

  2. Jay Seabrook says:

    Q: What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?

    A: Learning that the various coding languages are similar in that they’re all basically structured with variables, arrays, sequences, conditional branching and iterations.

    Q: What did you learn from that?

    A: That the consistencies and patterns can be used to help read what’s happening with the code. Kind of how learning a language like Spanish helps you also better understand Italian, Portuguese etc at the same time.

    Q: What will you do with that knowledge?

    A: I’ll use it to help me better understand code going forward- use it to look for the patterns in the code that help show variables, arrays, sequences, conditional branching and iterations so I can better figure out how to actually read and use that code.

    Q: Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know?

    A: Looking forward to learning more about how coding can create a graphical and visually appealing user interface. What we’ve learned so far seems like complex MS excel, formulas that will do different things but no interface yet.

    Q: What could we have done better?

    Nothing, all good!!

  3. Maga says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    It was interesting to see the examples of the three scripting languages doing the same thing and to explore the similarities and differences between them.

    What did you learn from that?
    That there are similarities between the various languages.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Perhaps it will help me to choose which language to learn.

    Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know?
    Which language is best to start with?

  4. jencrothers33783523 says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Playing with javascript and getting a practical understanding of some of the concepts we have learnt.
    It was also good to realise that I could read the PHP, ASP and Perl examples.

    What did you learn from that?
    I like connecting theoretical and practical knowledge.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Try to do practical examples of theoretical things that I learn. Try to find out the theories behind the practical things I learn.

    Now that we’ve had our session together, what do you want to know?
    I’m confused as to how all these simple things (sequences, iteration, variables etc) could possibly come together as something complex. Obviously I know that it does, but it still seems like magic.

    What could we have done better?
    Nothing comes to mind.

  5. Remy Vaillancourt says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?

    Learning simple Java script coding and see it display with the website jsbin was very practical. It put a real meaning to the term Array. Before I wasn’t sure what was the meaning of it but with the Java script language, it did help to put a meaning to this word.

    What did you learn from that?

    I lean how to manipulate the javascript language and change the results depending on the array.

    What will you do with that knowledge?

    It will help when I will get my first Javascript courses, because I will know what is the gold of this programming language and on what purpuse I will use it.

    What do you want to know?

    I would like to know in which situation I would use all those different programming languages. On a website, where do we see javascript? Where do we use agile software?

    What could we have done better?

    It would be nice to see real examples of those languages on popular websites. How do they apply javascripts? I’m sure they are not only using this for fruits and vegetables.

  6. James Chan says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?

    I really thought going over the different source code and identifying the concepts in each was valuable.

    What did you learn from that?

    That the concepts, although different programming languages, remain the same. Being able to understand the concepts lends itself to deciphering source code and what it is trying to do.

    What will you do with that knowledge?

    I would like to expand on this, and try to use it in a real life situation dealing with our companies intranet. (understanding sharepoint code)

    Questions?

    Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know?

    I’m interested in learning more about OOP.

    What could we have done better?

    Nada.

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