The official W3C webcomponent specification defines four different lifecycles. Polymer has the same lifecycles, but gives them different names and further specifies some of the lifecycles.
Have a look at Polymer's lifecycle
You could also take a look at the official W3C specifications, but beware, it does get into some technical details
Polymer: Polymer Lifecycle
Custom Elements W3C Editor's Draft 14 November 2014: Custom Element Lifecycle
Your city walk through Amsterdam did not go unnoticed. Your friends and your entire neighborhood asked you to share your experiences of your exotic trip through Amsterdam. They want you to give a quick presentation about it. Unfortunately your Microsoft Powerpoint trial just expired.Luckily your newly acquired coding skills will save the day. By using component lifecycles we can make a really simple image carousel or a slideshow. Check out the accompanying Plunker. Almost everything has been set, you only need to change two simple things. First you need to change the photographs in the links array to your own photographs. Secondly you need to figure out which two lifecycles we need to make the script running. Remember to check out the Polymer reference guide in the previous task.
Go to the Plunker-task (link below)
Change the images in the links array to your own photographs
Change the text "PUTLIFECYCLEHERE" to the accompanying lifecycle
Plunker: Design a slideshow