IP356F14A JavaScript – Session Two Notes

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Please reply with a comment about our second 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 second 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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14 thoughts on “IP356F14A JavaScript – Session Two Notes

  1. Remy Vaillancourt says:

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

    – After last week assignment I was very confused on some notions about Javascript language. After the second class I must admit it is a little bit more clear.

    What did you learn from that?

    – I think It will be easier now to do my homeworks because I can understand better how to work with the concept of “if” “else” and “do:”. Before I wasn’t sure where to put the {} or ().

    What will you do with that knowledge?

    – I want to apply that knowledge on some other softwares that I use right now such as Dreamweaver and try to make it work this time. I also try before to apply this knowledge on Google form, but it was not working only because I could not understand the concept.

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

    – I hear so much about Jquery and I’m very curious to know what it can do. I know nothing about it, except that it is a javascript library.

    What could we have done better?

    – I’m a bit confused with the number of pages we are working on now. I did my first assignment on my page 02 and I think I am the only one. I wonder if there is an issue if I’m always one page ahead of everyone.

  2. Adam says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    -There were a lot of examples and exercises that were then explained in ways that made sense. It was a great class.
    What did you learn from that?
    -I now have a better understanding of the syntax of the language and how it fits together.
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    -I would like to continue to learn about the language and this class I feel gave me a better foundation to do that.
    Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
    -I’m also interested in jQuery, and how to implement it into html pages.
    What could we have done better?
    -Lots of examples and opportunity to write code in class, much like in class 2.

    • JimUBC says:

      Hi Adam, we have a separate course (a whole course dedicated to) jQuery but we will be spending some time with jQuery in the last class of this course.

  3. The most valuable thing that happened to me was learning about the the FOR loop. I’ve been told it’s a very useful thing and is used all the time. I’m excited to figure out how to apply it when needed. I also think learning to start var names with something that tells me something about what it is will be a super great habit to start from the beginning. The whole ” alternate between single and double quotes” is now clear as well. All I need now is to start getting a grasp of the logic behind most functions. The homework for this week is already proving to be a bit hard on my brain lol. I’m the kind of thinker that has to “understand” in a mental picture kind of way in order to actually grasp a concept and the logic behind functions is still very abstract to me, so I’m glad I’m in the right class 😉

  4. Qi Liu says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    After studied the examples in class, I understand how flexible the data types of variables are.

    What did you learn from that?
    When declare a variable, the data type of the variable takes the datatype of what it’s holding.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    That means one variable can have different data types. Then I have to name the variable properly to avoid mixing up the data type on the variable.
    Since the browser continues interpreting the scripts until something goes wrong. I can see it is going to be really hard to debug if the problem is variable data type.

    Questions?

    Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
    I want to know more about the Classes used in JavaScript.

  5. Madeline G says:

    Getting hands-on experience with JavaScript and learning about some of its functions in more depth was useful. I learned how to write some of the basic coding for if and for statements, and about the syntax of JavaScript. I’ll need to be careful when coding and remember the nuances of the language.

    I’m interested in learning about arrays for next class.

  6. Robert says:

    Q. What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    A. Drawbacks of document.write method.

    Q. What did you learn from that?
    A. When to use return in a function.

    Q. What will you do with that knowledge?
    A. Write javascript that will not erase the original content of the document.

    Q. Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
    A. What are the most common Javascript methods used in website design today?

    Q. What could we have done better?
    A. Focus on methods that are key to web design today.

  7. I’m wondering if there are any tutoring resources available? I’m having some difficulty with getting my brain to grasp the logic behind this. I would rather start getting some help now that later when it’s even more complex. Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks! Jay

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