Announcement

Posted Fri Nov 16 @ 5:00pm Eastern (3 weeks ago)

JavaScript and Project 4

I wanted to draw your attention to an edit I made to the JavaScript policy for Project 4.

Previously the specification said this:

In the interest of focusing on the server-side functionality, you may not use JavaScript.

I've now updated it to say this:

In the interest of focusing on the server-side functionality, you may not use JavaScript. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis - contact me to discuss.

For some background on why there's any limit on JavaScript - in past semesters when I allowed JavaScript, I observed the following two patterns:

On the flip side, there were also students who successfully integrated JavaScript, while also meeting all the other server-side specific project requirements, and ended up creating some really interesting work (the "Magnetic Poetry" example project I shared on the P4 spec is an example of this.).

Because of the latter cases, I'm loosening the policy on JavaScript. If you're comfortable with JavaScript and feel it's integral to the concept you have in mind for Project 4, reach out to me so we can discuss.

Susan