Instructor Matt Talks about Week 1
Mid-week was all about arrays and iterations. We covered such topics as the definition of an array, syntax, and the different methods of adding and subtracting from it. We also went over the different ways of accessing and/or editing the different elements of the array. The students were also introduced to the array API that included length, concatenation, looping, reverse, and sorting to just name a few. Although a harder concept, the students did find the subjects easier to understand.
Day 5 was all about promises. A promise is a way to ask the program to fetch some data, do other things meanwhile and when we get the fetch data do something with the it or if it failed take some other actions. We also talked about chaining (have multiple promises) and when and how to use them. At the end of the day we all gathered around and went over the personality test the students took to see how they all can work together.
By week end the students were happy to see how far they got, the general ambience of the class and how they all bonded through the struggles and success.