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Week 6

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Week 6 Session



*Lesson: more on Javascript objects and object oriented programming (OOP)

*Project: Building a cash register






Comments (5)

Rick Fitzgerald said

at 4:49 pm on Feb 17, 2012

Our DC regional Code Year meetup is still going strong ( http://www.meetup.com/codeyear/Washington-DC/613452/ ). We've been able so far to develop and retain a small core group of interested people who talk about code while eating crepes and bubble tea.

One of the members shared an idea that we thought was interesting and so I thought I'd share here: try to build something small using what we've learned -- either using an external Javascript IDE such as Netbeans or the editor at http://labs.codeacademy.com - a Go Fish! game (sort of modeled after the BlackJack game) which is detailed in the meetup description.

At our next meeting we plan to reconvene and see how we tried (whether succeeding or failing miserably :) at building the game.

In the meantime I've finally caught up and hope to tackle Week 6 this weekend and the cash register project this weekend.

Eric said

at 5:38 pm on Feb 17, 2012

Hi! I'm just outside DC, in New Carrollton (end of the Orange line). I'll try to make the next meet-up but I have a long commute and I'm usually pretty burnt out during the week.

If you do make something, how about doing it collaboratively on Github? I realize setting up git may be troublesome if people are new to it, but I could help and then it would be easier to everyone to be on the same page...er...of code.

Also a general question - has anyone found a JavaScript IDE they actually like? I used NetBeans a little but it's so overkill and clumsy, I feel like there must be something better. Komodo Edit is decent, and someone turned me on to nide recently which looks nice too.

Rick Fitzgerald said

at 1:16 pm on Feb 18, 2012

Hi Erik,

That's great! I understand that it's a haul especially after a long work day. We chose Adams Morgan because it was central to anyone coming in from DMV area, but travel is inevitable ( I live around H St).

I will run the github suggestion past the group, thanks. Seems very logical to me as opposed to passing around .js files. I have an account already but have never done anything with it. This might be a good time to start.

I'm not too sure about IDEs yet. I used to use web editors (Dreamweaver and the like) for JS a long time ago. Going to download Netbeans and see how I like it. This StackOverflow thread mentions Aptana and ixedit as possibilities, among others: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/209126/good-javascript-ide-with-jquery-support

Rick Fitzgerald said

at 1:41 pm on Feb 18, 2012

Sorry, Eric, name typo ...

Rick Fitzgerald said

at 9:12 pm on Feb 20, 2012

Just set up Git on my machine and a github account and created first repositoy and first "README" commit ... username is cutterthis ( https://github.com/cutterthis/ )

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