Skim back through Chapter 2, and see how what we did on Friday’s class relates to what’s in that chapter.
Read Chapter 3, and do all of the coding examples.
If you don’t already have MAMP or WAMP on your home computers, I suggest one be installed so you can quickly work on your projects without relying on somebody else’s server. It’ll also give you much more flexibility in working with your own projects outside of this class.
I encourage you to play around with all examples. Change variables, make the code do more than the example intended. See how changes you make affect the outcome. It’s good if you have bugs in your code in this class, because you’ll learn how to fix them! This is called debugging. Of course, when you do real world projects. you don’t want bugs 🙂
Now, do you know why they’re called bugs? It’s because back in the old days of vacuum-tube based computers, bugs would crawl into the system and cause the tubes to blow. So, the maintainers of those huge computer systems had to literally de-bug their machines!
Please let me know if you have any questions!