IP352W15A – 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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7 thoughts on “IP352W15A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Four Notes

  1. Vinci says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Introduction to Visual Studio and Visual Basic. I also enjoyed the ‘rave party’ example to illustrate scope.

    What did you learn from that?
    Visual Studio is an incredibly friendly tool that I can play with. Even playing with little things sparked different questions about the language, and how to fix the little issues (i.e. doing math with integers and strings and then turning it back to strings)

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Tinker with JS Bin and Visual Studio.

    Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know?
    If the internet is inherently ‘stateless’, then what are some work-arounds that programs employ to mimic(?) state? For example we entered a number into today’s txtDiners.Text box and our number remained in that box after we clicked the button and the function was executed. What are some other examples of state on the internet? Would your shopping cart on an online store be one?

    What could we have done better?
    Today was pretty good and engaging. Can’t think of anything to improve on

  2. Hongyun Sun says:

    Highlights / Metacognition
    =====================
    • What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    The concept of scope. When call a variable, we have to know which scope the variable is in, since there might be the same variable name that’s in different scope.
    Creating query in Access database and using Visual Studio to start programming.
    • What did you learn from that?
    Always be clear about what we are doing. I’ve used MySQL before, but haven’t used Access a lot. So it’s nice to see that Access has some user friendly tool to create queries.
    • What will you do with that knowledge?
    Use Access to create query and then see what the actual SQL query looks like.

    Questions?
    ==========
    • Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know?
    Not sure now.
    • What could we have done better?
    Honestly, I didn’t practice a lot in jsbin because I don’t know what to do? What’s shown in the class is not very difficult to understand. I rather to have a specific problem to solve than randomly play around. I know I could have created a problem for myself, but still felt boring to do so.

  3. Nailisa says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    The hands-on example with visual basic.
    What did you learn from that?
    What the ideas we’ve been dealing with look like in a more concrete form.
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Fiddle around with visual studio some more
    Questions?
    Are there are other control structures we haven’t learned yet?

    Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know?
    In what situations would you use object-oriented programming, and in what situations would you NOT want to use it?
    What could we have done better?
    Being given a more specific task to achieve for our homework in jsbin.

  4. Adam says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    -Doing some coding in visual basic was interesting. I also found it interesting to find out about nested “ifs” (in Javascript, and others), and that they are, essentially, limitless.
    What did you learn from that?
    -I learned that there are many different languages, and although they all have separate syntaxes, there are sometimes overlapping similarities.
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    -I’ve been on the fence about possibly taking other programming classes, but I’m now looking at signing up for a couple in the near future.

    Questions?

    Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know?
    -Nothing in particular. I have been enjoying the hands on coding exercises in class, and you’ve been doing a great job at making things clear and relatable while doing the exercises.

    What could we have done better?
    -It would have been nice to see a little more concrete coding homework. Otherwise the readings and writing assignments have been excellent.

  5. Sherry says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    – What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight? Hands-on experience with JavaScript.
    – What did you learn from that? The examples helped me understand the syntax better.
    – What will you do with that knowledge? I’m going to use what I have learned when writing code in JavaScript. I may even be able to use the knowledge at work.

    Questions?

    – Now that we’ve had our fourth session, what do you want to know? I want to learn more about JavaScript.
    – What could we have done better? It would be nice if we had spent more time coding in JavaScript. Otherwise, the class was great. Your party example was great – fun and informative. Looking forward to session 5!

  6. Jessica Skuk says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    -What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight? I really appreciated the comparisons between the programming concepts we’re learning and how they are similar to HTML.
    -What did you learn from that? Since I have some knowledge of HTML and no knowledge of Java, etc it was nice to see examples that I understand.
    -What will you do with that knowledge? I’m going to actually play around in JSBin and Visual Basic and begin learning at least one language in earnest.

    Questions?
    What could we have done better? I’d like the opportunity to write code together instead of just looking at and playing with already written examples.

  7. Margaret says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    I liked the intro to the Visual Studio and how the SQL magically appears in the background.
    What did you learn from that?
    Visual Studio is a pretty cool tool to play with. Hope we can do more with it in the upcoming sessions.
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    I’ve been following some online tutorials on VS and am planning on continuing to learn more.

    Questions? Now that we’ve had our session together, what do you want to know?
    I want to know more about SQL, more on how to tie it with database. Maybe some more examples with Visual Studio?What could we have done better?
    Good job, I don’t have much to add. Too bad we only have two sessions left.

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