Tuesday, June 10, 2008

fine tuning

We finished automating processes last week, looking at breaking down larger programs into sub-routines and procuedures. Next week we'll put the final nail in with a short quiz.

We followed that up with a look at functions and objects in JavaScript (which wasn't all that interesting), and revisited variables and data types (which was more relevant, if no more gripping)

We finished up with another look at locating equipment, system and software faults specifically, task 2: obtaining fault finding tools. To be honest, I'm not all that happy with these course notes (the readings are fine, but the activities seem too nebulous) - so I'm going to revert back to my original plan for this subject - concentrating mostly on debugging code, with a passing nod at equipment and some discussion of systems.

So, for task 2 I'd prefer that people investigated options for debugging JavaScript - either in the browser or using a stand-alone solution. Write up a blog post that discusses the options available for your platform of choice. Don't forget to include a description of that platform - versions and types of operating system and browser (if applicable).

The report should be about 500 words in length and should be ready for comment by next week.

Speaking of next week - we're going to make a start on 'Run standard diagnostic tests'. I had planned on testing web site performance, but have been told that the Cert III I.T. class will be attending the class too - and they've got no prior experience with web technologies, so we might need to take a different approach. Given that we've only got two weeks to cover the subject this will be a busy lesson - so don't be late :-)

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1 comment:

Natalie said...

No Way Peter,
I looked at your Blog last Monday, and didn't see anything, so I ploughed ahead with task 2 like the diligent student that I am. It is Sunday night and I have finished task2, and thought I will blogaroo for a moment. I dig my heels in and I will not possibly have any 500 words by tomorrow.
hurrrumph! and raspberries!