Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.

Starving Pinnipeds


Carl Burks

A while back I started sowing the seeds of knowledge for my children to learn software development. I tried Python, and a few other things with them, but I thought I'd make a simple game in JavaScript and migrate it through development styles to show them a few things about how software evolves.

I used Aseprite to make a simple image for the game and walked them through how layers can form an animation.

Screen shot

I've created the repo:

I started them off learning about functions and few other things, and then showed them how people coded before jQuery. Then the stages of using selectors to wire up a page, then finally a bit of VueJS.

Screen shot

I let them implement a feature autocollector which collects coins from the pinniped and look at fixing bugs.

I don't think I'll be spending much more time on the repo, but they might be adding features at a later date.