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Past Episodes

Programming By Stealth

  • CCATP #476 Bart Busschots PBS 30 – Comparing JS Objects | Introducing WAI-ARIA (2/18/2017) -

    Bart continues his current dual path of teaching. We learn how to compare JavaScript objects (spoiler, you can’t use == or === to do it). After that he teaches us how using WAI-ARIA as we develop our code will make it accessible to screen readers and other assistive devices. We don’t do any real coding Read More...

  • CCATP #474 Bart Busschots PBS 29 – JS Prototype Revision | Glyph Icons (2/4/2017) -

    I don’t want to jinx anything here, but I feel like I’m finally starting to “get” this JavaScript programming thing. In this episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart starts by talking about how we solved the challenges from last week, getting rid of “bad smells” by learning how to reuse our code. Then Bart teaches Read More...

  • CCATP #470 – Bart Busschots PBS 27 – Introducing HTML Forms (1/2/2017) -

    On this week’s continuing series Programming By Stealth, Bart introduces us to HTML forms in order to take user input. It’s a pretty basic installment so not as head bendy as they have been lately. He also gives us some more repetitive homework to get more practice creating and using prototypes and accessor methods. The Read More...

  • CCATP #467 – Bart Busschots PBS 26 – HTML Data Attributes with jQuery (12/11/2016) -

    Bart Busschots is back with another installment of Programming By Stealth. In this week’s episode we wake Allison up from her long winter nap away from programming and continue our work on our JavaScript clock. The goal is to create a better API for our clock so that we can publish it and have it Read More...

  • CCATP #465 – Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 25 – Case Study of a JavaScript API (11/22/2016) -

    Bart gave me another two weeks to get my homework done on Programming By Stealth and brings us a case study of how to create a JavaScript API on Github. He uses a real life example of a small, open source library he released over the weekend called barfificer.linkTookit.js. This library includes many of the Read More...

  • CCATP #461 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 24 – Creating a JavaScript API (10/28/2016) -

    In this week’s installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart teaches us how to create a JavaScript API up to and including an easy way to create professional documentation in order to publish our work as a JavaScript library. In order to get there we learn how to write reusable and sharable code, how “closures” help Read More...

  • CCATP #459 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 23 – Creating Elements with jQuery (10/14/2016) -

    In this installment of Programming By Stealth, we’re working towards our first truly practical assignment in the series – a function that finds all links on a page, and if, and only if, they lead to an external page, alters them to open in a new tab, and appends an icon indicating that fact. Bart’s Read More...

  • CCATP #457 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 22 – jQuery Events (10/1/2016) -

    Bart Busschots joins us again for his continuing series called Programming By Stealth. In this episode Bart explains how to embed JavaScript into a webpage, how to control when JavaScript executes and then teaches us about the browser event model. Using this model he teaches us how we can change things on a web page Read More...

  • CCATP #455 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 21 – jQuery Basics (9/16/2016) -

    In this installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots continues our baby steps into jQuery, keeping us inside the JavaScript console. He reviews some html and css basics and then teaches us how to select elements with jQuery, limit the search, and filter the results. Then he shows us how to start changing the css Read More...

  • CCATP #451 Programming By Stealth – Solving JavaScript Challenges Part 2 (8/17/2016) -

    In episode #449, Bart Busschots walked us through how he’d solve the first half of the JavaScript challenges from PBS 19. This week we finish the second half of the 5th problem about Complex Numbers. Just like the last episode, we’re giving you the audio in the podcast, but if you’d like to watch the Read More...

  • CCATP #449 Programming By Stealth – Solving JavaScript Challenges (8/7/2016) -

    In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond, Bart Busschots starts walking us through the JavaScript challenges he gave us on Programming By Stealth 19. Bart got this crazy idea that we should do this episode as a video so that he could walk through each challenge from scratch on a blank canvas. Read More...

  • CodeCademy + PBS to Learn JavaScript (7/19/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    Bart Busschots has been working on a series in Chit Chat Across the Pond entitled Programming By Stealth, and we just finished episode 18. These lessons started with HTML, then moved into CSS, and since episode 12 we’ve been learning JavaScript. Bart has written terrific tutorials Read More...

  • CCATP #446 – Programming by Stealth – 18 of x JavaScript Miscellany (7/8/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In this episode of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots takes us through the final stages of learning JavaScript within the playground. Now that we know about objects, we need to re-visit the arguments object present in every JavaScript function. We need to take a detailed look Read More...

  • CCATP #444 – Programming by Stealth – 17 of x JavaScript Objects (6/25/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In this continuing series with Bart Busschots, we get a more detailed look at objects, and then we look at some standard functions and objects that are built into JavaScript. We also take a proper look at two operators we’ve seen before, typeof and instanceof. Bart’s Read More...

  • CCATP #442 – Programming by Stealth – 16 of x JavaScript Callbacks (6/11/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In this installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots takes our understanding of functions to the next level. The techniques we encounter today would be considered advanced techniques in most other languages, and you could spend years developing in Java and never encounter an anonymous function. Read More...

  • CCATP #440 – Programming by Stealth – 15 of x JavaScript Functions (5/27/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond, Bart Busschots is back with Programming By Stealth episode 15 of x where he’s going to teach us about JavaScript functions. he’ll twist our brains a bit with recursive functions but it’s a fun ride. And Read More...

  • CCATP #438 – Programming by Stealth – 14 of x JavaScript Loops & Arrays (5/13/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    We’re back to Programming By Stealth with Bart Busschots where he explains how to create Arrays in Javascript and how to use “while” and “for” to create loops to access the information in Arrays. It’s a little bit of a propeller beanie episode but we powered Read More...

  • CCATP #434 – Programming by Stealth – 13 of x (JavaScript Conditionals) (4/12/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In this week’s episode of the continuing series with Bart Busschots, he introduces the concept of conditionals. We’ll learn whether boogers is true or false, how Javascript handles text strings and numbers in comparisons (what’s bigger or smaller), how equality is really three different things, and Read More...

  • CCATP #432 – Programming by Stealth – 12 of x (JavaScript Intro) (4/1/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In this installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart Busschots dips our baby toe into Javascript. We learn the very basic building blocks, including how to make statements, how to make comments, three rules for variables, the difference between strings and numbers and what you can do Read More...

  • CCATP #430 – Programming by Stealth – 11 of x (Tables) (3/18/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    Finally, after many months of making us wait, Bart has decided it’s time to look at tables on web pages. We’ll start by describing the HTML markup for tables, and then look at how to style them with CSS. Follow along with Bart’s full tutorial at Read More...

  • CCATP #428 Programming by Stealth – 10 of x (Yet More CSS) (3/4/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    If you want to know why there are pig faces in this image, check out the latest installment of Programming By Stealth from Bart Busschots. He takes me through four new CSS methods to style lists, he teaches me more CSS selectors, and then Read More...

  • CCATP #426 Bart Busschots Programming by Stealth – 9 of x (More CSS Positioning) (2/19/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    This week Bart introduces a visual tool he created just for us (well, for me) to help us really understand how the box model works in CSS. You can see his tool here: bartbusschots.ie/… and follow along with his detailed tutorial on More CSS Positioning here: Read More...

  • CCATP #424 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth – 8 of x (CSS Positioning) (2/6/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    Buckle up everyone – in this Installment of Programming By Stealth, Bart will dig in deep on explaining how to position the blocks we’ve learned about before onto our web page using CSS. It’s a tough hill to climb but Bart stays patient with me till Read More...

  • CCATP #422 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth – 7 of x (More CSS) (1/22/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    Bart Busschots joins us again for part 7 of his series Programming by Stealth. In this instalment we’ll build on our basic understanding of CSS from previous instalment. We’ll start with some new CSS selectors, in the process, introduce two new HTML tag attributes, then we’ll Read More...

  • CCATP #420 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 6 of x (Introducing CSS) (1/9/2016) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In the 6th installment of Bart Busschots’ Programming by Stealth series, he introduces the concept of CSS to allow us to format our html pages. He gives us an overview of terminology, explains the different ways to add CSS to an HTML document, explains the basic Read More...

  • CCATP #418 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 5 of x (HTML Images & Links) (12/28/2015) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In this week’s episode of Chit Chat Across the Pond we have Bart Busschots with another installment of Programming by Stealth. He covers the syntax for images and links in HTML and the attributes you can apply and more importantly why you should apply them. He Read More...

  • CCATP #413 Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 4 of x (HTML In-line Elements) (11/21/2015) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In the previous installment Bart introduced us to the concept of block-level tags, and in-line tags. Block level tags define blocks of text like headers, paragraphs and lists, and starting a new block-level tag generally starts a new line in the page. Inline tags on the Read More...

  • CCATP #411 – Bart Busschots on Programming By Stealth 3 of X – HTML Block Elements (11/8/2015) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    In this week’s Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart Busschots takes us through Programming By Stealth Part 3 of X – HTML Block Elements. In the previous instalment we introduced HTML, learned about HTML tags in the abstract, and looked at a basic template for all Read More...

  • CCATP #409 – Bart Busschots on Programming By Stealth 2 of X – Introducing HTML (10/24/2015) - This entry is part of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    Bart Busschots is back with episode 2 of his Programming By Stealth series. He’ll take us on our first baby step towards programming by explaining how the Hyper-Text Markup Language works, better known to us all as HTML. HTML is not a true programming language, it Read More...

  • CCATP #407 – Bart Busschots Programming By Stealth 1 of X (Introduction) (10/23/2015) - This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series programming-by-stealth

    It’s that time of the week again, it’s time for Chit Chat Across the Pond and this is episode 407 and I’m your host, Allison Sheridan . If you’re new here, Chit Chat Across the Pond has been an embedded part of the weekly show, Read More...