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Module #2 (repeated)

  • Jan 16, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Module #2 will cover:

• The glorious debugger

- Breakpoints

- The watch

- The console

• Basic grammar

• Comments

• Naming conventions (camelCase)

• var statements

• Strings and numbers

• Concatenation and adding

• Truthy and falsy values

• Flow control

- if

- else

- else if

- for

- disruptive statements (return, break, throw)

- while

- do

Instructional Methods:

Each class will include a lecture introducing new concepts, then a step-by-step lab showing how to implement the concepts discussed in the lecture. 

Afterwards, people are encouraged to work alone or in groups to experiment with the new concepts presented. People are encouraged to ask questions anytime during the class.

Attendance is always optional; each week’s material will be repeated the following week to allow for personal scheduling flexibility. There will never be any tests or grades. A laptop is required for participation in the labs.

What this course will not cover: 

CSS, Node.js, server side programming, HTTP APIs and JavaScript libraries, with the exception of a bit of jQuery at the end of the course for fun.

Recommended Reading: 

JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford 
http://www.amazon.com/JavaScript-Good-Parts-Douglas-Crockford/dp/0596517742

Important

Each module will be presented twice in succession, so if you can't make a class the first time a module is presented do not worry as it will be presented again the following week. 

Also this meetup is closed to recruiter. No exceptions. 

Parking & Location Info

There is plenty of free parking on the street. If you park in our lot there will be a $10 charge. 

Enter the complex through the parking entrance on Hayden. The M-GO office is located next to the raised parking garage towards the back. If you get lost on the day of the event please call[masked] and we'll be happy to direct you.

See you there!

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  • Ken

    Thanks Tony. The class was informative. I even learnt that !!1 is true. It took me a day to wrap my head around that one. :-)

    January 19, 2014

    • Tony G.

      That's a pretty strange concept, isn't it? Type coercion isn't well understood by a lot of "professional"­ JS programmers. They just take for granted that "all things" can be used where Boolean expressions are normally used and they don't fully understand how it works. It's good to know exactly how type coercion works before you start using it in practice. Maybe we should change the name of the class to "Intentional JavaScript".

      January 19, 2014

  • malcolm

    I had special interest in strings and numbers, concatenation, T/F, and flow control logic, but the door keeper would not let in after the start time.

    January 16, 2014

    • Tony G.

      That's just terrible. I'll talk to the "door keeper" and make sure all late comers are allowed in. Are you sure you were at the right door? If this happens again, send me an IM on Google Hangouts and I'll walk over and let you in.

      January 19, 2014

  • Evan S

    Another great class.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Victor L.

    Excellent. Concepts were presented in an easy to understand manner, so subjects that were confusing before were made clear.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Dan

    So how does the wait list work? I've never been on one for a meetup before. Thanks!

    January 12, 2014

    • Tony G.

      Hey Dan. If you're on the wait list it means you'll automatically be put on the attendees list if someone cancels.

      January 15, 2014

    • Ken

      Thanks Tony. Definitely looking to come out for this one.

      January 16, 2014

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