JavaScript using Scribbler

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JavaScript using Scribbler #

This is a document for planning out a short course on using JavaScript in Scibbler. Audience is people who want to learn JavaScript in an interactive way. As the classes are conducted the links will be posted here.

Session 0: Introduction (15 minutes + 5min qna) #

  • Brief overview of the masterclass agenda and goals.
  • Introduce Scribbler as an interactive tool for learning and experimenting with JavaScript.
  • Importance of JavaScript in modern web development and its role in enhancing user experience.

Overview of Scribbler: #

  • Features and functionalities of the Scribbler platform.
  • How to access and use the interactive code editor.
  • Live Coding Demonstration: Write and execute real-time JavaScript code snippets.
  • Brief HTML elements
  • Q&A and Conclusion (15 minutes + 5min qna)

Session 1: JavaScript Basics (15 minutes + 5min qna) #

Objective: Build a solid foundation of fundamental JavaScript concepts.

  • What is JavaScript? Understanding its role in web development.
  • Variables and Data Types:
  • Declaring variables using var, let, and const.
  • Primitive data types: number, string, boolean, undefined, null.
  • Operators and Expressions: Arithmetic, comparison, and logical operators.
  • Using expressions to perform calculations.
  • Control Flow: Conditional statements: if, else if, else.
  • Loops: for, while, and their use cases.
  • Q&A and Conclusion (5 minutes)

Session 2: DOM Manipulation (15 minutes + 5min qna) #

Objective: Learn how to interact with the Document Object Model (DOM) using JavaScript.

  • Introduction to the DOM: What is the DOM? Understanding the structure of a web page.
  • Selecting DOM Elements: Using document.querySelector and document.querySelectorAll.
  • Accessing elements by their IDs, classes, and tags.
  • Modifying DOM Elements: Changing text content, attributes, and styles.
  • Adding and removing classes.
  • Event Handling: Adding event listeners to respond to user interactions.
  • Common events: click, input, submit.
  • Q&A and Conclusion (5 minutes)

Session 3: Functions and Scope (15 minutes + 5min qna) #

Objective: Explore JavaScript functions, scope, and best practices.

  • Functions in JavaScript: Declaring functions and invoking them.
  • Parameters and return values.
  • Function Expressions and Arrow Functions:
  • Creating functions as expressions.
  • Simplifying syntax with arrow functions.
  • Scope and Closures: Global scope vs. local scope.
  • Understanding closure and its practical use.
  • Best Practices: Writing clean and maintainable code.
  • Avoiding global variables.
  • Q&A and Conclusion (5 minutes)

Session 4: Async Programming (15 minutes + 5min qna) #

Objective: Introduce asynchronous programming and callbacks.

  • Introduction to Asynchronous Programming: Why asynchronous programming is important.
  • Brief overview of the event loop.
  • Callback Functions: Handling asynchronous operations with callbacks.
  • Dealing with callback hell and its drawbacks. Q&A and Conclusion (5 minutes)

Session 5: Interactive Session (20 minutes) #

Objective: Utilize the Scribbler platform for hands-on coding experience.

  • Recap key takeaways from the masterclass.
  • Open the floor for participants to ask questions.
  • Sample projects that could be done in JavaScript
  • Additional Resources: Recommend online tutorials, documentation, and platforms for further learning.
  • Share coding communities and forums where participants can engage with other learners and professionals.