Session 8 - Wednesday, May 12
We discussed Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) headers and browser restrictions on AJAX requests.
We looked at using local storage to save the high score of the quiz game and we also looked at the web browser's geolocation features.
Session 7 - Wednesday, May 11
Game object with a set of
AJAX concepts were introduced using Postman and we developed a simple web page that would access NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day through an
XmlHttpRequest and display it on the page.
Session 6 - Thursday, May 5
We skipped chapters 10 and 11 for now.
prototype functions and how they allow us to extend all instances of a particular type of object.
When specifying object functions as callback functions, we looked at the use of
bind to ensure the correct
this context was used when executing the function.
Session 5 - Wednesday, May 4
From chapter 9, we looked at the
window object, and the use of timers in particular. We looked at the differences between timeouts and intervals and compared them to using animation frames. We used the animation sample in the book to practice working with timers. We looked the the issues that would appear if we wanted to add a second box to the page and animate it as well. We wrapped up our timer discussion by adding a countdown timer to the quiz sample from the textbook.
Session 4 - Thursday, April 28
We started class by taking a look at how we interact with some additional form elements (checkboxes, radio buttons, password text fields). Using a password input field, we looked at how we could listen to
input events for the field and validate password requirements as the user typed in a password. We could report missing password restrictions such as length and numeric requirements without submitting the form back to the web server.
We worked through a CodePen quiz to get some more practice interacting with elements on a page.
Session 3 - Wednesday, April 27
We quickly recapped our lessons from chapter 5 on interacting with the DOM and began looking at Events in chapter 6. We saw how events allow us to respond to user interactions with the page content, whether it is clicking a button, entering text, or submitting a form. We looked at an example on CodePen that showed how event capturing and bubbling work. We updated the Ninja Quiz samples in the book to respond to the user clicking a start button and submitting an answer form.
Session 2 - Thursday, April 21
We looked at using an element's
textContent properties to modify page content and updates the Quiz Ninja site to display the quiz questions on the web page instead of using an alert.
Session 1 - Wednesday, April 20