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JavaScript Projects for Kids

By : Syed Omar Faruk Towaha
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JavaScript Projects for Kids

By: Syed Omar Faruk Towaha

Overview of this book

JavaScript is the most widely-used programming language for web development and that's not all! It has evolved over the years and is now being implemented in an array of environments from websites to robotics. Learning JavaScript will help you see the broader picture of web development. This book will take your imagination to new heights by teaching you how to work with JavaScript from scratch. It will introduce you to HTML and CSS to enhance the appearance of your applications. You’ll then use your skills to build on a cool Battleship game! From there, the book will introduce you to jQuery and show you how you can manipulate the DOM. You’ll get to play with some cool stuff using Canvas and will learn how to make use of Canvas to build a game on the lines of Pacman, only a whole lot cooler! Finally, it will show you a few tricks with OOP to make your code clean and will end with a few road maps on areas you can explore further.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
JavaScript Projects for Kids
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Chapter 5. Ahoy! Sailing into Battle

In this chapter, we are going to develop a full game using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We will focus on the JavaScript coding, therefore, we will not care about the graphics of the game. We will code a game named Battleship. Many of you have heard of it before. This is a memory game. Your imagination and intuition will help you to win the game. There are a few variations for playing the game.

Let's discuss how the game looks. There are a few square-shaped geometrical objects connected to each other as shown in the following. The number of rows and columns need to be equal:

The rows and columns are usually named with the help of number system or alphabets. Let's say that the rows are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. The columns are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J. We can name them by either numbers or alphabets:

It is a two player game. The following are its rules:

  • Both the players will secretly place their ships (there can be different types of boats or...