Wednesday's JavaScript Class -- Part 1

JavaScript Programming is the glue that holds together the HTML 5 and the CSS 3. These two technologies have been designed with "hooks" for the JavaScript Framework to connect to and exchange data. JavaScript is a Simple, Easy, straight-forward Language. Although it's original purpose was much simpler than it has grown to be; it is HIGHLY supported with transpilers, frameworks, library plugins, and a HUGE amount of API's. These extra Languages and Frameworks get Transpiled (TypeScript) into good old fashioned JavaScript (vs. ES5).
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Wednesday's JavaScript Class -- Part 1

Post by james » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:53 pm

At our last Wednesday's class we reviewed the distance we have traveled. Three major Topics were covered: The first one concerned the syntax. From defining what a variable is in JavaScript, the types of variables available to us; up to and including the many programming constructs that build the Language. If we have a variable X and we put the Number five, 5, into it, or VAR X = 5; It's a program statement. If we add a one, 1, to that X number a bunch of times -- we build a construct. In this case, we created a counter. It Counts!

All this happens in real-time, "inside" a webpage. We have all the variable Types we need: Arrays, Numbers, Boolean, Strings, and Objects. Also, we have all the (nifty cool) constructs: Loops, Conditional Statements, assignment and comparison statements, on and on. We feel powerful now.... let's program.



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