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Hangman & Javascript

Hangman eh? Days of yore…

So the past number of weeks has seen me become one with JavaScript. Namasté.

OK, that’s stretching it a tad but the programming vocabulary has grown recently with objects, arrays, and boolean operators becoming part of everyday parlance. The accompanying text of ‘Javascript For Kids’ has become a good source for all things programming-wise, and whilst I can’t say that I am completely au fait with the code (the same can be said of my current read ‘Wuthering Heights’ – more on that at a later point), I am getting there. Where there is, is actually just one more chapter (Functions) before I’ll reverse and go back over the content one final time.

JavaScript for Kids

I’m learning JavaScript.

It’s a language I’ve never coded before although I have used/manipulated it on numerous occasions. I’m following Nick Morgan’s (skilldrick.co.uk) JavaScript for Kids as a learning guide and so far, so good.

The above (^) is my first piece of written JavaScript. Woohoo!

While I’m at it check out these impressive JavaScript creations:

http://fantasynth.com/

https://patatap.com/

https://cubeslam.com/

Check back again in a few weeks to see how me and my JS code are progressing…

 

VS Games 2018

Good news! We (Dr Bride Mallon, Dr Cornelia Connolly, and my-good-self) have had our research paper accepted for VS-GAMES 2018. Our paper focuses on the role of Assessment in Serious Alternate Reality Games.

The 10th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications takes place from September 5th-7th in Würzburg, Germany.

The community of the VS-GAMES covers a broad variety of facets of virtual worlds and games including game design, software engineering, computer graphics, human-computer interaction techniques, pedagogical and psychological models and evaluations. The common denominator of the conference is that all of these different efforts and perspectives target serous application domains – from museum exhibitions over deep sea robotics interfaces to training and rehabilitation.

VS-GAMES 2018