Paul Barry's Website - Web Development and Databases

3rd Year Module on the B.Sc. Hons. Degree in Computer Games Development

Games: Web Development and Databases

Academic Year 2017/18 - Class Log.

Thurs 14 Sep 2017: Welcome!

Fri 15 Sep 2017: Installed Anaconda, then ran Python from the Anaconda Prompt. Took a very quick look at Spyder, then explored Jupyter Notebook. Useful commands in Python (which work at the Python >>> prompt as well as within notebooks) include: dir() and help().

Thurs 21 Sep 2017: Worked on producing the program code, with some help from Jupyter Notebook. The final version of this code morphed into, with uses the datetime, time, and random modules from the Standard Library. We also use dir(), type(), and help() to learn about the Python things we were using. See today's transcript for more.

Fri 22 Sep 2017: Took a closer look at the range() function, then used the modulus operator to rewrite the odds code once more. Then we concentrated on the serious stuff: beer. See today's transcripts for more.

Thurs 28 Sep 2017: Talked a lot about how variables work in Python with immutable numbers and strings (and what this means). Started to discuss lists (which are mutable) and ended the class with the plist-challenge. See the transcripts from today for more.

Fri 29 Sep 2017: Concluded looking at lists by discussing what they aren't good for, which lead to a long discussion centred around dictionaries, then tuples, and sets.

Thurs 5 Oct 2017: Learned all about functions, then worked through a 'real' example of a fairly complex function which we'll make available as an importable module in the AM.

Fri 6 Oct 2017: Created a module to hold our developed functions from yesterday (and today), which we can now import. Built our first webapp with Flask (which used our new module).

12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 Oct 2017: Assignment 1 - text-based WordGame is active.

Thurs 9 Nov 2017: We all thought it would never end, but Paul spent 90 minutes talking about this webapp code. 90 long minutes.

Fri 10 Nov 2017: We learned a bit of HTML, then wrote a simple webapp to process our webpage's form and the data it POSTs to the server.

Fri 17 Nov 2017: Templates, Sessions (and those scary global variables). Assignment #2 is now set and is active.

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