[sf-lug] Tutor me in Programming?

jim jim at well.com
Sun Sep 7 09:56:58 PDT 2008

   there's another general idea you might 
keep in mind: what is the state of the 
data at any particular time. 
   in procedural programming (scripting) 
the data tends to be isolated in functions 
or global to the entire program. so as the 
program runs, which function is "live" and 
what's the state of its data. where does 
the program get its data and what should 
it do to process it? 
   in object oriented programming, the data 
is in objects, which ordinarily should be 
thought of as a data set with some 
functionality, encapsulated together as a 
unit. when an object is instantiated, what 
is its initial state? if some external 
part of the program works with the object, 
does any of the data in the object change: 
i.e. is the object now different. where 
does each object get its data from and 
should the object change state or act as 
a filter? 

On Sun, 2008-09-07 at 00:39 +0000, Blake Haggerty wrote:
> I too have problems thinking in that mindset... If u find a solution please let  me know. I understand admin and simple syntac scripts but the algorithm part of programing dows not work with my brain....
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> From: "vincent polite" <vpolitewebsiteguy at yahoo.com>
> Date: 9/6/08 4:21 pm
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> Subj: [sf-lug] Tutor me in Programming?
> Hi Jim,
> I need help learning programming. I'm taking Javascript at City College. I'm not having trouble with the syntax. I'm having trouble thinking like a programmer. I guess I'm having trouble writing algorithms. Does that make sense? I'll see you tomorrow at Javacat and we can discuss it.
> Vince
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