Reflections Front End Web Development – Lesson 10

I have taken a few moments to write down my thoughts about  Lesson 10 to answer the following questions:

  • What new skills have I learned?
  • What has been easy?
  • What has been difficult?
  • How have I used the problem solving strategies from the first project to overcome challenges so far?

Overall, I found this Lesson to be moderately easy (especially given the many provided online resources), and did not encounter any significant difficulties.  Lesson 10 is the basic introduction course to Javascript.  Here we learned that all browsers come in with built in Java, and that they run and execute javascript code.  We also learned to use the javascript console, and how we can use javascript to add style and animations.

Javascript is very powerful when compared to HTML and CSS.  HTML and CSS are markup languages. Markup languages are used to describe and define elements within a document. JavaScript, on the other hand, is a programming language. Programming languages are used to communicate instructions to a machine; and  can be used to control the behavior of a machine and to express algorithms.

We also learned about the history of Javascript, and how the name was used as a marketing ploy to piggyback off Java’s success (Javascript and Java are not the same). In addition we learn how to use the console.log to display content to the JavaScript console.

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Happy Coding and Blogging!

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