Monday morning standup had us discussing the previous week and a like for the computer science teaching, but not so much of a like for the CV and cover letter teaching. I think the latter adds some reality that we will need to get a job at the end of the course and will be competing against each other for vacancies…
In class we start to build a bear and a robot and start to bring in modules. Modules get us back to TDD (Test driven Development) and set up our programs so that they are tested as they are built. When making an object the first thing to construct is the associated Spec (or test file) that will define the tests for the object before you program the object.
First we were set the challenge to new up a superhero object, feed them their favourite food which would boost their energy. Then new up an evil rat object that when they touched the food it would make it poisonous and the superhero would be come sick.
The second was to create a bank account and add account objects which had an owner amount and type. We practiced passing functions buy using predefined methods to search for a named account in the bank array, look for the highest valued account etc.
Thursday night was quiz night hosted by Cohort 8. An excellent evening where 3 cohorts (7,8 and 9) came together with instructors and mixed into teams. My team was joint third. we did well guys the questions were tuff.
Next week we take it into the browser and add some visualisation to our programs.
Its end of week 10 and its been another brilliant week at Code Clan, Im learning so much and loving writing code. Thanks again to the instructors and huge thanks to my fellow cohorts for being such a Awesome bunch!
<-- here is my ladybird book on computers when I was a Kid. Was I always destined to do something with computers?