What is the best way to learn JavaScript?

Books

What is the best way to learn JavaScript

The following book list is a curated set of known and reputable resources. The links provided go to the publisher’s or author’s page for the book itself. Do not change or remove these links—doing so will get you reported.

Resources

1) Build shit! Get an account on Google App Engine, and start launching real web apps, with real CRUD features.
2) AVOID JQUERY. Try as much as you can to write javascript with 0ut Jquery. Jquery is a way overbloated API and you’ll spend too much time learning it instead of javascript. document.querySelector() will work just fine!
3) Post every bit of code you write on GitHub, and try to convince people/friends smarter than you to read it and give you advice.
4) Seek failure, and just keep learning!

Good luck, Simpliv 🙂

What Does JavaScript Do? 10 things to learn on the way to becoming a JavaScript Master

JavaScript is one of the world’s most popular programming languages, primarily used to add automation, animations and interactivity to Web pages. Web developers use JavaScript for anything from automating simple tasks to creating complex Web pages that behave like desktop software applications. JavaScript is also used beyond the Web in software, servers and embedded hardware controls.

Run JavaScript in Web Pages

Used in Web pages, JavaScript is a “client-side” programming language. This means JavaScript scripts are read, interpreted and executed in the client, which is your Web browser. By comparison, “server-side” programming languages run on a remote computer, such as a server hosting a website. The client-side nature of JavaScript allows developers to add interactive features that change and update a Web page without reloading a new copy of the page from the website.

Implement Basic Automation

In addition to standard programming language features, such as text manipulation and math calculations, JavaScript can access a wealth of information about the browser and the Web page it runs in. JavaScript can use this information to write a custom greeting based on the time of day, add the Web page address in the page footer and optimize the Web page based on the browser you are using.

Update Web Page Content on the Fly

Two important features give JavaScript the power to change a Web page on the fly as you are interacting with it. First, JavaScript is “event-driven,” meaning it can respond to events such as mouse clicks, keyboard input, a Web page loading or a timeout being reached. Second, JavaScript has access to the Document Object Model (DOM), an interface to the structure of a Web page. This gives JavaScript access to read and change images, text, form fields, styles, and other elements and attributes of a Web page.

Events and the DOM interface allow JavaScript developers to perform practical tasks, such as validating form input, as well as add interactive features, such as image sliders and games. These are central to the implementation of Dynamic HTML (DHTML).

Communicate with the Cloud

Using Asynchronous JavaScript + XML (Ajax), JavaScript can exchange data with a server. This provides the potential to leverage server-side resources to build powerful Web applications. With Ajax, JavaScript can access computing power, data and specialized server resources that are impractical or impossible to provide in a purely client-side application. For example, Ajax can be used to create form fields that provide suggestions as you type, display search results without reloading the Web page, and provide interactive maps you can explore with a swipe of your mouse cursor.

Know the Benefits and Drawbacks

JavaScript is one of the tools Web developers use to save time with automation, attract website visitors with compelling features and improve the user experience. Developers use JavaScript to add functionality without the need to maintain and support browser-specific add-ons. JavaScript can be used to implement rich Web applications without requiring special software.

However, there is the potential for security issues. JavaScript engine vulnerabilities, Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Cross-site Request Forgery and other exploits can expose website visitors and Web servers to attacks that may compromise sensitive data or damage computing systems.

Potentially, a JavaScript vulnerability could be used to steal your files and private browser data, or install malicious software on your computer. Keep your operating system and browser up-to-date. Protect your computer with antivirus software. Secure your browser by adjusting settings to use high security levels, turn on warnings and prompts, and disable ActiveX and Java. Use care when following links, entering personal information, downloading files and allowing scripts to run.

10 things to learn on the way to becoming a JavaScript Master

I guess you are a web developer. Hopefully you are doing fine and you have a great job, maybe you are even self-employed or working as a freelancer. The future of the field looks great. Maybe you are just starting out as a web developer, maybe you have been working as a programmer for a longer period already. However comfortable you are with JavaScript, it is always good to get a refresher on some topics to read up about or get them on the radar in the first place. Here are 10 things you definitely have to learn before you can call yourself a master in JavaScript.

1. Control Flow

Probably the most basic topic on the list. One of the most important, maybe the most important one. If you do not know how to proceed with your code, you will have a hard time. Knowing the ins and outs of basic control flow is definitely a must.

  •  — If you don’t know these, how did you write code before?
  •  — is basically  in a more eloquent way, use it as soon as you have multiple of different cases.
  •  — Do not repeat yourself, this is what loops are for. Besides the normal -loop `for of` and  come in very handy. The big advantage of  -loops is that they are blocking, so you can use  in them.
  • Advanced conditionals — Using the ternary and logical operators can make your life a lot easier, especially when you try to do things inline, meaning that you don’t want to save values to use them later. Example:

2. Error handling

This took a while for me. It does not matter if you are working on frontend or backend, the first year or so, you will probably default to  or maybe  for ‘handling’ errors. To write good applications, you definitely have to change that and replace your lazy logs with nicely handled errors. You may want to check out how to build your own Error constructor and how to catch them correctly, as well as showing the user what the actual problem is.

3. Data Models

Similar to moving through your application continuously, you have to decide where to group specific information chunks and where to keep them separate. This does not only apply to building database models, but also function parameters and objects or variables. Example:

4. Asynchronity

This is a very important aspect of JavaScript, Either you are fetching data from the backend or you are processing requests asynchronously in the backend itself. In pretty much all usecases, you will encounter asynchronity and its caveats. If you have no idea what that is, you will probably get a weird error, which you will try to fix for a couple of hours. If you know what it is, but you don’t really know what to do about it, you will end up in callback-hell. The better approach is to use promises and/or  in your apps.

5. DOM Manipulation

This is an interesting topic. Normally it is somewhat left out in the day today life as a developer. Maybe you learned jQuery and never felt the need to pick up some native DOM manipulation skills, maybe you are just using a frontend framework, where there is rarely a need for custom DOM manipulation. However, I think this is a crucial part of understanding JavaScript, at least in the frontend. Knowing how the DOM works and how to access elements gives you a deep understanding of how websites work. In addition, there will be the point where you have to do some custom DOM manipulation, even when you use modern frontend frameworks, and you definitely do not want to put jQuery in your  just to access an element.

6. Node.js / Express

Even as a frontend developer, you should know the basics of node.js. Ideally, you would also know how to spin up a simple express server and add some routes or change existing ones. JavaScript is great for writing scripts to help you automate a lot of tasks. Therefore, knowing how to read files, work with filepaths or buffers gives you a good toolset to build anything.

7. Functional Approach

There is an everlasting debate about functional vs. object-oriented programming. You probably can achieve the same thing with both of the approaches. In JavaScript, it is even easier, you have both of the approaches available. Libraries like lodash give you a really nice collection of tools for building applications with a functional approach. Nowadays, it is not even necessary to use external libraries any more. A lot of the most important functions have been implemented in the official JavaScript specification. You definitely should know how to use  `reduce`  `forEach` and `find`.

8. Object Oriented Approach

Similar to the functional approach, you also have to get familiar with object oriented JavaScript, if you want to master it. I neglected that part for a long time in my career and just worked my way through with a workaround, but sometimes it is definitely better to use objects/classes and instances to implement specific functionality. Classes are widely used in React, MobX or custom constructors.

9. Frontend Framework

The big three are React.js, Angular and Vue.js. If you are looking for a job nowadays, you will almost always have one of those listed as a prerequisite. Even if they change quite quickly, it is important to grasp the general concept of those to understand how applications work. Also, it is just easier to write apps that way. If you haven’t decided which train you want to jump on, my suggestions is React.js. I have been working with it for the last couple of years and did not regret my decision.

10. Bundling / Transpilation

Unfortunately, this is a big part of web development. On the one hand I should not say unfortunate, because it is great to be able to write code with all the newest features. On the other hand, the reason why I’m saying that is that we always have to keep in mind that there’s older browsers around that may not support these features, therefore we have to transpile our code into something else that the old browsers understand. If you work with node.js, you will probably have less exposure to transpiling your code. The de-facto standard for transpilation is babel.js, so get familiar with it. As for bundling your code and tying everything together, you have a couple of options. Webpack was the dominant player for a long time. Some time ago, parcelpopped up out of nowhere and is now my preferred solution, since it is so performant and easy to configure, although not perfect.

How to learn JavaScript quickly?

What is JavaScript?

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JavaScript is an Object Oriented Programming language that is primarily used to create interactive web-based interfaces. Does that sound too technical? Well, let us understand a few examples:

  • When you hover your mouse over a button, the button lightens up indicating that it is clickable.
  • While browsing Facebook, when you click on the name of your friend, a chat window pops up.
  • When you search for a tutorial in Hackr.io website, you instantly get the search results.

In all of the above examples, you do some action (hovering, clicking, typing) and in return, something happens. This interactivity is exactly where JavaScript comes into the picture. JavaScript captures these actions/events and based on that it takes some action/trigger. It is JavaScript that provides you the interactivity in the frontend.

HTML provides the content, CSS provides the look and feel of this content, JavaScript provides interactivity over this content. Without JavaScript, the web experience would be quite boring.

Another place where JavaScript is widely used is in backend development using modern web frameworks like NodeJS. In fact, there is a popular web stack called as MEAN stack which comprises for MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS.

Every web application has 2 parts – the backend part, which is the server side logic and the frontend part, which is what the clients will see in the browser. Common backend programming languages are PHP, Java (don’t confuse Java with JavaScript), Python, etc. The issue in using these programming languages is that the organization has to hire backend developers who are skilled in one of these programming languages and frontend developers who are skilled in JavaScript.

NodeJS is an end-to-end JavaScript-based web framework which has recently gained popularity owing to the fact that now organizations can hire JavaScript developers who can work on both front-end as well as on the backend. This makes hiring a lot easier and also since the same developer knows both frontend and backend, it becomes easier to manage the code base.

Side note: JavaScript has nothing to do with Java. Though the names are similar, both languages are completely unrelated. “Java” is as similar to “JavaScript” as “car” is to “carpet”.

Why learn JavaScript?

JavaScript in the recent past has become highly popular among the developer community. Many large and small organizations are using JavaScript as their primary programming language for both backend and frontend. There has been a significant increase in the number of job postings in JavaScript. Take a look at the chart below that talks about the number of job postings in JavaScript as compared to other programming languages.

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Clearly, JavaScript has developed its position among the top programming languages and in fact, it is growing rapidly.

JavaScript developer salaries have also been rising sharply, particularly in areas where the startups are developing. Many startups these days are moving to the MEAN stack and so, the demand is only going to increase further.

All of these factors make JavaScript an excellent choice for those who want to develop a career as a Software Engineer.

How to learn JavaScript fast?

One of the best ways to learn JavaScript quickly is to actually do a JavaScript-based project. Here are some of the interesting project ideas on JavaScript:

  • A simple Calculator with operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc.
  • e-Commerce billing calculator.
  • A bill splitting system that helps in dividing the bills between friends.
  • A basic quiz game.
  • A simple search box powered by JavaScript.
  • Form validator that makes sure that no incorrect input is provided in the form.
  • JavaScript powered comment box on a blog.
  • EchoBot – a bot that echoes back what you just typed to it.
  • A simple todo list application that helps you manage your tasks.
  • Tic-tac-toe game using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Photo gallery.
  • Your own interactive home page.
  • A simple document statistics generator using JavaScript – you could show statistics like word count, alphabet count, word frequency, paragraph count, etc.
  • JavaScript-based alarm clock/timer.
  • JavaScript-based die – which can generate numbers from 1 to 6.

Steps to complete a JavaScript-based project will be as follows:

  • Pick up a project idea from the ones mentioned above.
  • Design an easy-to-use User Interface on a sheet of paper.
  • Plan a logic of the project (for instance, how will e-Commerce billing formula work?) and write it down on a sheet of paper.
  • Write pseudocode so as to develop a basic framework. In this pseudo code, you should take a note of the functions that you will be writing and their parameters and the output value. This will essentially bring you a step closer to the final code.
  • Finally, start coding in JavaScript. For anything that you struggle, just search on Google how that works. For instance, for the billing calculator, you may have to iterate over the list of items in the bill which may require a for loop. Just search on Google a simple example of how a for loop works in JavaScript and you will quickly be able to get a working code ready.

You can repeat this above-suggested approach for multiple projects and eventually you will be quite familiar with JavaScript syntax and its usage. You can then move on to advanced JavaScript projects.

Another approach to learning JavaScript quickly is to follow a well-known JavaScript based tutorial. You can find an awesome list of JavaScript tutorials on Simpliv. In most of these tutorials, you will be working on an actual JavaScript project and so, it will help you understand it better. This second approach is more useful for those who are relatively new to programming. Following a step-by-step tutorial is quite advantageous if you are new to programming and want to understand not only the programming language but also the basics concepts of programming.

The key to learning JavaScript quickly is to write a lot of JavaScript-based code in the form of short working projects. This will help you not only get familiar with the syntax of the programming language but also understand where it can be used effectively and where it should not be used.

Resources for the Two Study:

Javascript Testing Selenium Automation Nightwatch js Nodejs

The Foundations of HTML, CSS & Javascript

Computer Programming for Beginners

Javascript: Crash Course

Javascript Specialist

Aprende a programar usando JavaScript – Curso en español

The Complete JavaScript series with jQuery and Angular JS

Beginner’s Introduction to Meteor JS

JavaScript course – Learn core concepts of JavaScript

Learn Modern JavaScript: Getting Started

Angular 6 and 7, Apollo, GraphQL and Graphcool – Complete Guide

Ethereum : Master Web3js Library

Aprende a programar desde cero – Lógica de Programación

10 Popular JavaScript Frameworks for 2019

JavaScript is growing fast, it’s becoming more native, but most importantly — it’s becoming more stable. The number of web development frameworks that have come into the JavaScript sphere in the last years has really boomed. Many of the frameworks have already established huge communities around them, Angular, Meteor and React to name a few. In today’s post we will be taking a closer look at the currently most popular JavaScript frameworks. We strongly believe that these frameworks will be seeing a lot of growth, engagement, and exposure. Please share with us your personal experiences with the frameworks that you have used from our list as we would love to hear more input about the use cases for each individual framework.

When it comes to Web Development, JavaScript frameworks are one of the most favored platforms for developers & businesses in today’s time. Possibly, you have had a chance to experiment with one or two of the popular JavaScript Frameworks too. However, somewhere in your mind, you are still a little unsure about the best one to devote yourself to mastering or suggest your developer to opt for your next web development project.

This is quite obvious. JavaScript is moving at a breakneck pace and there is constant pressure to add new skills to your repository. In order to do that, knowing and understanding more of the top JavaScript Frameworks in today’s time is necessary. After thorough voting by 300+ developers at Simpliv, we shortlisted a few of them and here they are:

10 Popular JavaScript Frameworks for 2019

 

These are the top 10 JavaScript frameworks that we like. Which one is your favorite? Any exceptional JS framework that we missed?

Learn JavaScript Basics with These 10 Free Resources

This is the first post of a series called ‘Learn JavaScript for Free’ – in these chapters you will find excellent materials and a roadmap for learning JS from scratch. As the JavaScript community is one of the best out there, the series will entirely rely on free JavaScript resources

If you are looking to learn JavaScript, or just want to brush up on the JavaScript basics, then you are in luck. There are currently some amazing resources available online to help you understand and get to grips with JavaScript. And even better, most of the are free.

In this article, I have put together a variety of free resources (in no particular order) that you can easily access to help you learn the JavaScript basics. From courses and videos, to written guides and blogs, there is something here for everyone. Enjoy…

Why Learn JavaScript Now?

JavaScript is almost everywhere: in your browser, web apps, mobile apps, cloud services, even IoT devices. It’s easy to get started with it as all you need is a plain text editor and a browser. It is a beginner friendly language, with an awesome community around it.

You can code both frontend and backend with JavaScript, which makes it extremely useful.

1. Mozilla Developer Network

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The Mozilla Developer Network contains in-depth guides to help people understand and use various web technologies. An overview of JavaScript for total beginners is available, as well as a complete JavaScript Guide to learning and using this language.

The JavaScript Guide is very concise, to the point and importantly easy to understand. It contains a full overview of JavaScript basic principles, with lessons and examples to help readers understand the different concepts. It is also divided into chapters and subchapters, so it can easily be picked up and put down as and when you need it.

However, a word of warning for those who have a short attention span. All of the information shared on the Mozilla Developer Network is in text format only. So if you need a resource that involves more interaction than just reading, this JavaScript Guide may not be for you.

2. Codecademy

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Codecademy is a popular resource that helps people learn JavaScript for free. Boasting a community of over 25 million from around the globe, Codeacademy shares stories of how their courses have helped the careers of many individuals.

Codeacademy runs numerous courses, with the majority of beginner courses being free. The free ‘Learn JavaScript‘ course teaches the fundamentals of JavaScript programming. Starting at a complete beginner level, you will learn the correct terminology, and work up to building your own projects with JavaScript.

Codeacademy courses are well known for their fun and interactive take on teaching. Technical language is kept to a real minimum, and difficult concepts are explained in the most basic of terms. Instructions, hints, and help are also provided throughout the course, providing that extra support when you need it.

3. Free Code Camp

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Free Code Camp is an extremely impressive operation. Not only does it train beginners to code like pros, but its students are also involved in building apps and programs for non-profit organizations. So by the time you finish the Free Code Camp courses, you will have produced apps that are actually used by the public.

Free Code Camp doesn’t just provide free courses. Once you sign up, you become part of a thriving community, with access to live chat, constantly updated research, videos, and much more.

4. David Walsh Blog

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The David Walsh Blog is a popular coding blog. David Walsh publishes, amongst other types of articles, practical and helpful step-by-step JavaScript tutorials. Most of these are beginner friendly, or cover the JavaScript basics, so the majority of topics are accessible to the masses.

If you want to keep up to date with JavaScript news then following David Walsh’s blog is a great way to do so. Written in a thoughtful and interesting way, this blog has a friendly community feeling, and David Walsh seems like a genuinely nice guy.

5. edX

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edX was founded by Harvard University. Its intention is to offer high-quality education from the world’s best universities to learners across the globe. edX offers an assortment of Computer Science courses, with a number of these focusing on JavaScript. These include ‘JavaScript Introduction’, ‘Introduction to HTML and JavaScript’ and ‘Programming the web with JavaScript’.

The majority of the courses available on edX are free. However, if you want an official certificate that recognizes your completion of a course, then you will need to pay.

6. Simpliv

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Simpliv provides free online courses and apps on programming and web development. Courses are split into modules. Each module is made up of key teaching points, examples, questions for students to answer, and lots of hands-on experience. Certificates are also awarded to those who complete each course.

Simpliv has a strong and active community. If you are unsure of a line of code, the question and answer page is well used, with members of the community ready to help. Members also share code they have written in the ‘Code Playground’ and vote on their favorite projects.

7. SitePoint

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SitePoint is an exciting resource that is well respected by the JavaScript community. Articles are regularly published by JavaScript experts, with different tutorials catering for all levels of experience. An active community forum discusses and advises on topics, problems and other aspects of JavaScript as they arise.

Podcasts, eBooks and courses are also all available on SitePoint, although some of these are premium products. So whether you learn best from reading, watching videos, listening, or engaging with others, SitePoint provides a range of learning methods for you to choose from.

8. EggHead

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EggHead is not for total beginners. But if you have theJavaScript basics under your belt and are now looking to really improve your programming skills, then EggHead may be the resource for you.

EggHead provides technical courses, aimed at covering key aspects of JavaScript. Courses are mostly split into a number of short bite-sized videos, so students don’t get bogged down in info. A Pro Membership is also offered, allowing you to join the community, access courses offline, and much more.

9. JavaScript Jabber

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If you are looking for a weekly podcast to help you learn JavaScript then you should subscribe to JavaScript Jabber. Hosted by DevChat.tv, these podcasts cover all things JavaScript, helping you understand front-end development, frameworks, and lots more.

DevChat.tv runs a selection of different podcasts, for programmers, techies, and freelancers. It also offers webinars and remote conferences, so worth keeping your eye on.

10. Envato Tuts+

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Proving themselves again and again to be the go-to site for courses and tutorials, Envato Tuts+ provides some great resources for those looking to learn JavaScript basics. Tuts+ offers a selection of ‘how-to’ tutorials, eBooks and online courses. However, it is mainly only the tutorials that you can access for free.

11. Khan Academy

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The Khan Academy’s mission is to provide free education for anyone, anywhere. The academy dedicates an extensive section on computer programming, enabling you to start at the most basic level or take courses in the advanced application of JavaScript. Catering for a range of needs and competencies, there is something here for everyone.

12. Code School

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Code School offers a number of different resources to help you learn JavaScript. The main focus for Code School is their premium courses. However, the free resources they offer are so varied and useful they are well worth a mention.

On Code School’s website, learners can access 14 introductory courses and projects, their blog, videos, and more. These all cater for a range of abilities, so whether you are a beginner, or looking to advance your JavaScript knowledge, there is something here for everyone.

Code School run FiveJS, a weekly podcast sharing and discussing the most recent JavaScript news. They also run javascript.com, a website for the JavaScript community. This site particularly contains great information for beginners, including a very basic introductory course and clear explanations of JavaScript’s linguistic terms.

Final Thoughts on Free Resources to Help You Learn JavaScript

As you can see, if you are looking to learn JavaScript there are plenty of free courses, tutorials, eBooks, podcasts, and many more resources available online. I’ve only had room to include 12 JavaScript resources, but if you have used any that I have missed and think are worth a share, please add them in the comments below.

Let’s see if we can create a full and comprehensive list of free resources to help our community learn JavaScript. Please add useful resources in the comments below…

How to Become a Great JavaScript Specialist | How to Practice Javascript

Javascript has become the most import language you can learn.

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Years ago, you could produce a web site with HTML alone. Now, Javascript is a critical technology that makes not just interactive web sites, but full web applications. Modern sites don’t just display data but generally help users complete tasks such as making a reservation or buy an item.

Javascript is a critical part of these transactions. Handling everything from dynamic screen content to interacting with remote servers, every developer needs Javascript.

And, Javascript is not just a web language any more. Due to related technologies like Node and Phone Gap Javascript can now be used in web development (client and server side) and mobile development.

This is only part of the reason that Javascript is THE language to know.

FACT: Javascript is the most desired skill among those who hire new (junior) developers.

(This means that Javascript skills and certification may just be your key to a job).

If you’re reading this we don’t have to sell you upon becoming a developer. You already know it’s one of the most lucrative (and fastest growing) career tracks out there no degree required.

What Will I Learn to Do with Javascript?

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Javascript is a powerful language.

Here are just a few of things you can do with Javascript

Create applications that are constantly updated via a web service. Stock market, weather, and transportation apps work with web services to provide users with current information.

Create apps that take advantage of the HTML5 canvas which allows data visualizations, animations and even gaming!

Create applications with reactive interfaces that provide users with an optimized experience.

It’s tasks like this that make Javascript critical for developers. Javascript is essential to just about any project that appears on the web or in mobile.

This is where you can separate yourself from the average developer.

As a Designated Javascript Specialist, you are qualified to create, maintain and edit Javascript code. You’ll be able to help development teams create relevant, reactive web and mobile applications or even create applications on your own.

In this certification program you’ll learn:

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  • How to Output to the console
  • How to output content to the browser window by manipulating the DOM
  • The getElementById() command
  • How to use variables in Javascript
  • Arithmetic with Javascript
  • The proper use of Javascript Operators
  • How to use Number Functions
  • Using Booleans
  • How programs make decisions with conditionals
  • If Statements and If Else Statements
  • Nested If Statements
  • How to use the Javascript Switch statement
  • For Loops, While Loops, Do While Loops
  • For In Loops, Endless Loops, Break and Continue Statements
  • Javascript Simple Functions, Function Parameters, Functions that Return a Value
  • Coding for Javascript Events and Call back Functions
  • Javascript Dialog Boxes
  • Creating Javascript Arrays
  • Looping Through Arrays
  • Javscript Strings and String Functions to process text
  • Javascript Date Functions
  • Processing text with Javascript Regular Expressions
  • Working with the Browser DOM
  • Accessing Web Services with the xmlHTTPRequest() Object
  • Making Requests and Parameterized Requests
  • Working with Returned Text Content
  • Working with Returned XML Content
  • Understanding JSON notation and Parsing JSON content
  • Using Generic Javascript Objects
  • Working with the Javascript Audio and Video API
  • 2D Drawing, the Canvas and Javascript
  • Faux Multithreading with Javaascript
  • Custom Objects and OOP with Javascript

How Does the Certification Program Work?

First: Complete the Course

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Each of the certification courses includes 5 to 10 hours of video training. Each course also includes lab exercises to help you retain the information in the video lectures. The courses feature study guides, practice questions, and activities, all with one goal: to help you learn new coding skills in Javascript.

The courses are designed to be completed in a few days, if significant time is invested. However, you may spread the work out for as long as you’d like. There are no calendars or limits on individual courses. Simply work with the course until you’re confident that you’ve mastered the material.

Next: Pass the Exam

Once you complete the course, you’ll be eligible to sit for the exam. The exam is composed of fifty multiple choice questions with a minimum passing score of 80%. The exam isn’t designed to be difficult, but to verify that you retained the information in the course. You have up to an hour to complete the exam. However, most people complete the exam much more quickly. If you don’t pass the exam the first time you take it, you may sit for the exam again.

When you pass the exam and complete the class, you’ll have earned your certification as a Javascript specialist. Congratulations!

Receive Your Certificate and Badge

Now that you’re certified, you’ll receive your printable, full color digital certificate. Your certificate includes a link to a digital transcript page which will serve as verification of your achievement. You can place the badge on your personal website, portfolio, or resume. You also can automatically place the badge on your LinkedIn page.

Many individuals who receive these certifications place them in their email signature and other highly visible digital real estate to set them apart from other developers.

Who should get certified?

  • Graphic and Digital Designers
  • Startup Employees
  • Marketing Designers
  • Content Specialists
  • Agency Personnel
  • Students who want to be more Employable

Anyone else who wants this critical skill set and proof of expertise

Why Should You Be Certified?

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in development, then the Javascript Specialist Designation is the place to continue your path. Almost every digital development project involves some level of Javascript, and experts are in demand. If you’re a business owner, this certification course is a great way to learn what you need to know to style your own website. It’s also a great way to train the members of your team who work with your web site to ensure that they’re using the latest and best Javascript practices. If you’re an agency or freelancer, the Javascript Specialist Designation is a great way to validate your skills and even justify a rate increase. If you’re a student, the Javascript Specialist Designation separates you from other graduates and verifies that you possess specialized technical skills that all employers are seeking.

The Javascript Specialist designation is tangible proof of your mastery of the critical Javascript Skillset and will drive up your value regardless of the environment in which you work.

Who is the target audience?

  • Developers who want to earn the Javacript Specialist Credential, while learning Javascript
  • Developers who want to move from Desktop apps to the Web Space
  • New Developers who want to learn an important coding skill while earning a professional credential
Basic knowledge
  • A functional knowledge of HTML will be helpful
What you will learn
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  • Create internal and external scripts
  • Use the event-based coding paradigm
  • Use the console for test output
  • Output conten to the browser
  • Manipulate HTML DOM elements via Javascript
  • Declare and Initialize Variables
  • Understand how Javascript variables are “typed”
  • Use arithmetic operators with Javascript variables
  • Use Javacript’s built-in math functions
  • Create and use boolean variables
  • Evaluate conditions with if statements
  • Evaluate “either-or” scenarios with if else
  • Make complex decisions with else if structures
  • Apply the Javascript switch statement
  • Repeat sections of code using loops
  • Apply the structure and syntax of while loops
  • Distinguish between while and do while loops
  • Use the for loop syntax
  • Use for..in loops to loop through Javascript objects
  • Recognize situations that result in endless loops and correct them
  • Define a simple function
  • Make a function call
  • Send parameters to a function for processing
  • Use return statements to make functions more modular
  • Understand the syntax for anonymous functions
  • Work with mouse events
  • Work with keyboard events
  • Use form events to validate form data
  • Pass and use the event object to obtain event properties
  • Use alert boxes to provide user with information
  • Use confirm and prompt dialog boxes to interact with users
  • Declare a basic array
  • Access and edit array elements
  • Loop through an array to access each array element
  • Understand functions associated with the array class
  • Use string functions to manipulate string values
  • Use string functions to search and replace characters within a string
  • Use date functions to work with current date and time
  • Use date functions to work with future or past dates and times
  • Create basic regular expressions
  • Test for string matches with regular expressions
  • Engage search and replace actions with regular expressions
  • Conceptualize DOM structure (Document Object Model)
  • Use getElementById() and innerHTML()
  • Alter DOM elements dynamically
  • Add and delete elements from the DOM
  • Locate elements within the DOM tree
  • Understand the fundamentals of Service Oriented Architecture
  • Use the xmlHttpRequest() Object to communicate with web services
  • Make get-style web service requests
  • Mark post-style web service requests
  • Work with text data returned from a service
  • Parse XML data returned from a service
  • Parse JSON content returned from a service
  • Understand and use JSON notation
  • Draw on the HTML5 canvas
  • Access built in device geo-location features with Javascript
  • Create custom Javascript classes
  • Instantiate and consume Javascript objects

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