JavaScript: Getting Started

JavaScript is the popular programming language which powers web pages and web applications. If you are new to programming or just new to the language, this course will get you started coding in JavaScript.
Course info
Rating
(558)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 19, 2018
Duration
2h 47m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(558)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 19, 2018
Duration
2h 47m
Description

If you’re learning to program for the first time, or if you’re coming from a different language, JavaScript: Getting Started will give you the basics for coding in JavaScript. First, you'll discover the types of applications that can be built with JavaScript, and the platforms they’ll run on. Next, you’ll explore the basics of the language, giving plenty of examples. Lastly, you’ll put the finishing touches on a Blackjack game which you build gradually throughout this course. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge in JavaScript to create simple programs and web applications.

About the author
About the author

Mark started in the developer world over 25 years ago. He began his career with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from St. Johns University. After spending 10 years on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and other major investment banks, Mark became interested in animation and video game software.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone, my name is Mark Zamoyta, and welcome to my course, JavaScript: Getting Started. I am a software consultant and developer in the Portland, Oregon area. JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages. According to GitHub, JavaScript is the top programming language, and it's more than twice as popular as the runner-up, Python. Learning the JavaScript language is valuable for any developer. JavaScript is the language of the web supported by all major browsers, but tools exist to take JavaScript far beyond web pages. You can create native smartphone and tablet apps, desktop apps for Windows and Mac, and even server-side apps using JavaScript. In this course I'll cover JavaScript programming for those who are completely new to programming. This is also valuable for programmers who are just new to the JavaScript language. We'll learn the JavaScript features needed to get you started, and we'll build the card game Blackjack along the way as a sample project. By the end of this course you'll know the very basics of JavaScript and you'll be able to build simple programs for the web. No prior knowledge of programming is required for this course. I hope you'll join me on this journey in learning how to program with my Pluralsight course, JavaScript: Getting Started.