Bill MacKenty

 
 
 

Object construction

Posted in Computer Science on 02 - April 2015 at 10:30 AM (7 years ago). 47 views.

connecting new learning to learning in the past

I'm continuing my learning in JavaScript. 

Today, I reviewed and refreshed my understanding about objects, and object instantiation. 

I have always clearly understood creating, modifying, and deleting objects and their attributes. Today, though, I learned a new term: object literal notation and object constructor

In my PHP work, I've seen "constructor" term, and truthfully, never fully understood it. After review and practice today, I see how it works. 

It's funny, I always "hook" my new learning onto something I learned in the past. In this case, my work building text-based games was instrumental in my understanding of objects. @create foo; @set foo=thing/value, etc... 

I have forgotten how much I enjoy /just coding/ and hacking. It is a real pleasure.