Getting Started with JavaScript in Salesforce

A lot of JavaScript training is designed for general use on web applications, node.js, or various frameworks. In this course, you'll learn JavaScript from a Salesforce point of view - with coverage of both Lightning Components and Visualforce.
Course info
Rating
(30)
Level
Beginner
Updated
January 24, 2017
Duration
2h 18m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(30)
Level
Beginner
Updated
January 24, 2017
Duration
2h 18m
Description

JavaScript has always been available to Salesforce developers, but with the appearance of Lightning, it is now a first class language on the platform. That means it's time for every Salesforce developer to learn JavaScript. This course, Getting Started with JavaScript in Salesforce, will show you how to leverage your knowledge of Apex and Salesforce to become a JavaScript master. First you'll learn about how the user interfaces work as well as what JavaScript data types and language features are. Next, you'll explore JavaScript objects and JavaScript in both classic mode and Visualforce. Finally, you'll wrap up this course by learning about JavaScript in Lightning and learn about a selection of advanced concepts. By the end of this course, you'll have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of JavaScript and be able to understand and develop JavaScript applications in Visualforce and Lightning.

About the author
About the author

Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer, and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle Insights, he is the author of numerous books, ebooks, and online courses on various topics (technology and other). His latest book is "Advanced Apex Programming" - advancedapex.com Personal Website http://danappleman.com.

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Transcript
Transcript

My name is Dan Appleman, I’m a Salesforce MVP and author of the book Advanced Apex Programming. And while most in our industry know me as an Apex developer, what I’m really passionate about are computer languages in general. With the advent of Lightning, I’ve gained a new appreciation for JavaScript, a language I’ve been using on and off for many years, and I’m looking forward to sharing that with you in this course.

JavaScript has always been available to Salesforce developers building VIsualForce pages, but with the transition to Lightning, JavaScript has truly become a first class language on the platform. Most of the material that teaches lightning focuses on the framework, assuming that students will just pick up JavaScript as they go along. But for all that JavaScript looks a bit like Apex, it’s very different - and to use it properly you need understanding beyond what you’ll get from looking at examples from the Lightning documentation and Trailhead.

There’s a lot of JavaScript training material available, but it’s designed for general use - on web applications, node.js or various frameworks - and some of the processes, techniques and design patterns just aren’t applicable for Salesforce.

What Salesforce developers really need is JavaScript training designed for the Salesforce platform, both VisualForce and Lightning.

That’s what this course is all about. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of JavaScript, and be able to both understand and developer JavaScript applications in Visualforce and Lightning.