An activity to help understand how to structure information into programming formats like arrays and objects.

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Fried data

What & why

We’re going to explore creating data structures that are common to programming—by describing fries.

Often information needs to be structured with a limited set of data types.

Data structuring is critical to understanding configuration, documentation, & information storage.

Data structures

  • string — just some text
  • number — just a number
  • boolean — true or false
  • array — a collection, like <ol>
  • object — a named collection, like <dl>

Simple example

description: "Shoe string"
thickness: 5
spices:
  - "Oregano"
  - "Peri Peri"

Set up

  1. Form into pairs
  2. Get assigned some fries
  3. Get a pencil & a piece of paper
  4. Describe the chip’s attributes using data structures
    In a way that would work for every all fries
  5. Present the structure so we can build a specification
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An activity to help understand how to structure information into programming formats like arrays and objects.