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Java programming with Greenfoot: image manipulation 1

In this brief video tutorial students are guided through changing the background colour in their game and storing it as a variable.

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Java programming with Greenfoot: image manipulation 2

In this video tutorial students are shown how to change an image by either drawing their own or inputting an image file.  They are then guided through using random numbers to change the colour, transparency, direction of movement and speed of the bouncing balls in their game using constructors.

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Java programming with Greenfoot: refactoring for good style

This video explains good coding behaviour.  This includes an emphasis on refactoring (changing code to make its structure better so that it can later be easily changed or understood) and cohesion (ensuring that each method does only one thing).  It also explains that private methods will only apply to objects in...

Java programming with Greenfoot: smoke and mirrors (visual effects)

In this video tutorial students are shown how to add a visual effect to the animation in their bouncing ball game.  Balls will appear to leave a diminishing smoke trail behind them as they move.  This is achieved by leaving an object in the path the ball has followed that shrinks over time.  This is a simple but...

Binary Revision

Here is a document that I share with the students before they complete an assessment in Binary. They do not need to know XOR Logic Gate

Binary Revision

Here is a document that I share with the students before they complete an assessment in Binary. They do not need to know XOR Logic Gate

Prizes for STEM based primary school competitions based in and around Glasgow, Scotland

As part of The IET Scotland South West committee, we have available a small fund available to either provide small prizes or material to enable STEM investigations / competitions to be held in and around Glasgow.

The aim is to promote STEM competitions in primary school to highlight to young people the...

Junior software engineer

Malcolm is a junior software engineer at Realtime Worlds, he discusses his role in this video. The role is an entry level code programming role. At school he studied Advanced Level Maths, which greatly helped him during his studies of  Computer games technology at Dundee University. He took part in a digital...

QA tester

William is a QA tester at Realtime Worlds, he discusses his role in this video. Having enjoyed playing computer games at school, he was keen to get into the industry and studied computer science at university. His role in QA allows him to understand indepth the development world, ultimately wanting to progress to...

Software engineer

Stuart is a software engineer with IBM, he discusses his role in this video. The role involves writing code to test new software developing new software. An avid sport fan, having grown up in the north east, he enjoyed studying maths, physics and IT at school and continued to university to pursue software...

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