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JavaScript: Getting Started

by Mark Zamoyta

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.

What you'll learn

If you’re learning to program for the first time, or if you’re coming from a different language, this course, JavaScript: Getting Started, will give you the basics for coding in JavaScript.

In this JavaScript for Beginners course you'll learn:

  • The types of applications that can be built with JavaScript, and the platforms they’ll run on.
  • Next, you’ll explore the basics of JavaScript, learning from plenty of JavaScript examples.
  • Lastly, you’ll put your JavaScript knowledge to work and modify a modern, responsive web page.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge in JavaScript to create simple programs, create simple web applications, and modify web pages!

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is a programming language that is high-level, often just-in-time compiled, and multi-paradigm.

What will I learn in this JavaScript course?

In this course, you will learn all about JavaScript programming for those who are completely new to programming, you will also learn about JavaScript language techniques for those who are just new to JavaScript. As a sample project, we will build the game Blackjack.

What is JavaScript used for?

JavaScript is a text-based programming language that is often used both for client side and server side tasks. JavaScript is primarily known for it's ability to make webpages interactive opposed to HTML pages.

Are there any prerequisites for this JavaScript course?

There are no prerequisites for this course. No prior JavaScript knowledge is required.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn JavaScript. Whether you are new to programming or new to JavaScript, this course is for you.

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. He has written numerous mobile apps and games for clients including Electronic Arts and Yahoo! Games. Some of his popular mobile titles include Yahtzee, Yahoo! Chess, and Yah... more

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