The Modern JavaScript Bootcamp

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Have you tried to learn JavaScript before? JavaScript is the most popular programming language out there, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to learn.

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r/webdev • post
28 points • yoswa
Just finished first year in CS program, got few questions about how I can improve as web developer.


I've just finished my first year and have been exposed to many languages, fundamentals of cs.

However, I feel that I lack in experience as I have not "built" anything concrete aside from lab or assignment tasks that were short. To compensate for this void, I'm looking to work on projects, mainly involving html/css/javascript to try web development.

Many times I tried to start on a project, I got stuck, googled , saw answers of "make something that you would like to have built", thought about ideas, got stuck again and I feel that I'm stuck in an endless loop of not getting started.

So, I tried just building something random out of the blue, fiddled with bootstrap (after learning html/css , bootstrap was a god send) and just fiddled with building local webpage using bootstrap.

At this point, I wasn't sure how to go further with what I'm doing, some of things that I thought of were

  1. Should I try and create bootstrap templates from scratch using html/css?

  2. Should I try and deploy my website using Azure, firebase etc?

  3. Should I try to make a better version of bootstrap template.

All in all, I wanted to spend everyday engaged in development side of projects to be ready for employment and at real work place, but I often get stuck in doing so. So, if I could get some suggestion as to how I can build a proper roadmap, that would be great.

In addition, I've looked at online courses such as "traversy media for Javascript",, and

would going through these course be a good stepping stone to learn Javascript?

r/webdev • comment
5 points • McKrabz

This course by Andrew Mead has been pretty helpful to me. It's got challenges in every other episode and really makes you work to figure things out while providing plenty of information and concepts on how to complete them. He also has a course for React and Node when you finish that one.

r/cscareerquestions • comment
2 points • starraven

Hi, liberal studies major. Highest math course I took was precalculus and statistics.

Went from non-tech role to junior dev. You can do it, no secret at all. Just persistence.

Would recommend you start by getting a laptop and working 1 or 2 hours a night learning the basics of a language. (I am bias and recommend the only programming language I know, JavaScript)

r/webdevelopment • comment
1 points • No_Chill_Sunday

I can't recommend this course enough!

I completed this course then started side projects to hone/challenge my skills.

I love JS and I'm now playing around with node.js

r/learnprogramming • comment
1 points • Jinzo_9

Is this the course that you're talking about?

Also yeah, even though I know will miss on some core CS fundamentals, CS50 is a lot more frustrating than rewarding. At the end of most problem sets I don't feel almost any sense of accomplishment, I'm just glad it's over.

r/HTML • comment
1 points • throvn

I would also recommend learning JS as it helps you also in front-end development, like animated page scroll or deleting elements etc. Furthermore node.js is also pretty fun to learn. To start I would recommend to look at udemy for JavaScript Courses like this.

Btw jQuery is a Js framework (it helps you with some handy functions) but to understand it you need some js knowledge.

r/learnprogramming • comment
1 points • GTR128

I am currently doing The Modern JavaScript Bootcamp (2019) by Andrew Mead and it is really good. I have also taken the Colt Steele course and like the Andrew Mead one better.

r/webdev • comment
1 points • bass1025

+1 for getting a Udemy course. I found Andrew Mead’s JavaScript Bootcamp to be really good. Starts at the absolute basics and works up to classes, asynchronous JavaScript, using third party modules, and even covers a few other useful tools like setting up webpack + Babel.

r/learnprogramming • comment
1 points • alvin-flang

this course is really great and cost like $10 on a regular basis. I don't know if itwouldbe over the head of a 13 year old or not. There are lots of services that teach kids to code like codeverse. Might be worth starting her on something like that then moving to this type of course once she knows the basics of loops and what not.

r/webdev • comment
1 points • tksdev

Andrew Mead -

Fantastic at bringing you up to speed. Highly recommended.

Also just build stuff, its not a waste of time just placing around and seeing what you can spit out to the console.

r/learnprogramming • comment
1 points • mrmivo

I'll chip in a recommendation for an additional JavaScript course on Udemy, the one by Andrew Mead. He doesn't have a strong YouTube or Discord presence like the other instructors, but I feel his course is pedagogically excellently structured and has great pacing. It is interactive with a gentle difficulty curve and low confusion potential, especially in the beginning.

r/learnjavascript • comment
1 points • Ty505

Just checked it out! Thanks. Think I'm gonna get it :)

How about Andrew Mead?

r/webdev • comment
1 points • errantscut

I'd recommend Andrew Mead's courses on Udemy:

Modern Javascript:


r/learnjavascript • comment
1 points • Yeffry1994

Andrew Mead TheNetNinja Learn from diff teachers, if you don't understand how one explains something, seek out someone else and then go back and try again. People love Brad Travesy but I didn't understand half of the things he taught until I saw TheNetNinja on Youtube. Andrew mead has a lot of challenges where he teaches you how something is done and then its your turn to try it. NetNinja is just well at explaining things imo :)

r/learnjavascript • comment
1 points • grimesclassic

This course by Andrew Mead has been a huge resource for me.

r/learnprogramming • comment
1 points • diode231

If you are looking for a good Udemy course to learn Javascript, I highly recommend Andrew Mead's Modern Javascript Bootcamp:

He also has courses on Node and React.

r/webdev • comment
1 points • 1sockwonder

Sorry can't recall which exact one, I browse Udemy often...but here's a good one that has some projects.

r/learnjavascript • comment
3 points • proteeti13
r/learnjavascript • comment
1 points • BlockSearchEngine

One of the best Javascript tutorial is the "The Modern Javascript Bootcamp" by Andrew Mead in UDEMY : -

Other excellent instructors are Maximilian Schwarzmüller and Angela Yu in udemy. For a ranking of the tutorials you can always visit hackr .io

r/Concordia • comment
1 points • lanaegleria

It's going well and I recommend it. :) Try to do some learning ahead of time. Some good resources:

r/learnjavascript • comment
1 points • Gigusx

Andrew Mead's course has been hands down the best one available so far.

But, Maximilian Schwarzmuller just released his own Javascript course. I don't have a reason to test it out but it would be the only one I'd consider besides Andrew's.


- (Andrew)

- (Max)

r/learnjavascript • comment
1 points • popout

I'm still going through all these:

Other than that I've only used javascript in more scripting sense on wordpress sites, or pulling in data or formatting data, or creating simple interactive google maps.

No apps yet. I mainly learn on a per project basis. I have something i need to do, then i struggle and figure out how to, while also learning on the side.

r/learnprogramming • comment
2 points • Riou_Atreides

Aaah fuck, if only your comment was on Cyber Week, I would've saved a lot of money. I'd spent upwards of 80.87 United States Dollar for like 10~ courses and 4 of them are for Full-Stack Web Development (The Web Developer Bootcamp by Colt Steele, The Complete Web Developer in 2020: Zero to Mastery by Andrei Neagoie,The Complete 2020 Web Development Bootcamp by Angela Yu,The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 by Rob Percival, Codestars by Rob Percival) because despite going through a Full-Stack Web Development program, I feel my front-end is kinda shitty.

At least I bought some which are specific for JavaScript since the bootcamp I go through just teaches the surface level and these courses would help me supplement my understanding for JavaScript (The New Modern Javascript Bootcamp (2020) by Colt Steele, Stephen Grider, The Complete JavaScript Course 2020: Build Real Projects! by Jonas Schmedtmann, The Modern JavaScript Bootcamp by Andrew Mead, The Complete React Developer Course (w/ Hooks and Redux) by Andrew Mead, The Complete Node.js Developer Course (3rd Edition) by Andrew Mead).

r/learnjavascript • comment
2 points • GekkePop

Here's a short list of what I used:

  • Use this for basics and just a general refresher from time to time. Also has lots of challenges you can use.
  • This one really made some basic things click for me and made me really understand some important concepts.
  • The Modern JavaScript Bootcamp (2019) (Already mentioned by you, but funnily enough also one of my favorites)
  • The Complete Node.js Developer Course (3rd Edition) (same guy as above, this time some node.js)
  • , MDN docs are just great in general, but they also have some guides. Another way I like to use them is just make myself familiar with all the methods of for example an array. So I go to and just go through everything one by one. This way I have way more knowledge about all the options I have when I get to an array problem.
  • Book: Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja
  • Book: Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
  • Book: Eloquent Javascript (not the biggest fan of the write style, but the content is still quite good)
  • Preordered book: Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

This is all the result of lots of googling and personal experience. I am not in any way affiliated with any of these links and I have paid for everything myself when I bought them.

How I 'invented' my project idea is basically by adopting the strategy to write down every idea I had. So did something annoy me at work? Write it down. Did I need something and it wasn't available or reasonably priced? Write it down. Had a random idea? Write it down. Every few weeks review your list and see if you are still convinced it will work otherwise delete it from the list. Keep this up and you will end up with a lot of deleted ideas, some decent ideas and a few good ideas. Keep expanding on your best ideas and keep reviewing everything. In the end you will have an idea that has survived lots and lots of reviews and has a fighting chance in the real world.

Some things I like about my current project:

  • Doesn't need a huge investment besides my time;
  • Achievable by a small number of people or even just myself;
  • Can make a simple version first, but also have lots of opportunity to expand on this version;
  • Doesn't need huge amount of support.

r/learnjavascript • comment
1 points • original_maniac

Hey there! First of all, which course on Udemy are you taking? There are many out there however there is one I absolutely recommend to you; it covers all the modern technologies and teaches you what is necessary. - this was created by Adrew Mead, a great instructor who is great at teaching beginners.

Now, in terms of free resources for you to learn from here are a few where you can also practice your code:

Adding to free resources I also recommend using Youtube. It is insane with how much help you can get from there, especially for free.

Something I do want to ask since you have stated you are new to coding/programming in general is, why are you learning Javascript? I highly recommend learning Website Development since Javascript is mostly used there, and it pays well - however you can really do about anything with this language.

Good luck!

r/learnjavascript • comment
2 points • gimmeslack12

This sub really needs a good sticky thread of resources. Questions like yours here are asked 50 different ways, 50 times a week.

here's a list I've compiled:


Online Documentation

Online Tutorials


Code Practice Site

r/digitalnomad • comment
1 points • lmneozoo

Warning, long post.

No, there are more jobs for JavaScript so I suggest starting there. Learning multiple languages and changing in the beginning is the worst thing that you can do. You need to master one to become employable - to be proficient in a skill they say 1000-1200 hours of will get you there10,000 hours to master aka 4-5 years of full time work.

As for curriculum, I suggest following the freecodecamp curriculum, and supplement it with udemy courses.
Here are my recommendations assuming you have never written a line of code in your life. Below is essentially enough to get started as a full stack developer.
The Web Developer Bootcamp (start and complete after you finish responsive webdesign section on freecodecamp)
Will get you off the ground with the basics of HTML CSS and JS.

The Modern JavaScript Bootcamp (2019) (start in parallel with Javascript Algorithms And Data Structures section):
Will dive deeper into JavaScript - Be sure to do all the exercises on your own. It's important to learn how to search and solve problems on your own.

At this point, I suggest signing up for Codewars to practice solving coding challenges.

Begin Front End Libraries section on freecodecamp and work through until you complete react.

The Modern React Bootcamp (Hooks, Context, NextJS, Router) (Complete after you complete the react section on freecodecamp):
Will give you a strong introduction to react.

Complete the rest of the front end section

Complete React Developer in 2019 (w/ Redux, Hooks, GraphQL) (complete once front end section is completed)

Begin and complete the JSON and ajax under Data Visualization section on freecodecamp...unless you want, the other points are not too necessary here.


At this point you should be able to build something on your own with the help of google. Build a personal site, blog, or what ever else interest you. This is about 3 months in working 40 hours a week. I just started learning firebase (product from google), and its pretty simple to host react apps there so take a look at that service.

Also at this point, you can begin diving deeper into JavaScript itself (spend half of your time building your own projects, and half of your time continuing to learn. Be sure to implement new things that you learn into your programming.)

At this point, you should be 4-5 months in working full time. Keep making your own projects, begin to put a portfolio together. If you've made it this far, you are almost employable. Expand your knowledge of the command line, and if you're interested in full stack take a look at the microservices section and nodejs (good course for node: The Complete Node.js Developer Course (3rd Edition)

r/learnjavascript • comment
1 points • IndistinguishableEgo

If you want to start with Javascript and others...

1) Longer preferred option FrontEndMasters

1.1 All courses from Kyle Simson's

1.2 Hardcore functional javascript


2) Medium length Andrew Mead / Stephen Grinder courses

2.1 Modern Javascript

2.2 Complete React with Redux

2.3 Modern React with redux to understand better

later move to node.js -> express.js -> graphql


3) Short Colt Steele courses

3.1 Web developer Bootcamp

3.2 The Advanced web developer bootcamp


3.2 React Bootcamp


You will definitely increase you're javascript skills after building youre side project with recent frontend frameworks (react, vue...) and state management (i.e. redux), but it's very important to understand javascript ES5/6 in order to understand what you are actually writing.

The most important I think to understand before moving forward

- const, let

- arrow functions

- es6 classes, class properties

- object/arrays destructuring

- spread operators

- map/filters/reduce


if you are more reading person - I suggest books

  1. you don't know js kyle simson
  2. front-end handbook

Have fun!!!


btw. sorry for proposing only react courses but I didn't take others and once again learning react or vue you can really increase your javascript skills. that's my opinion only.

btw.2 i think direction of elm, elixir is much better however the resources are limited if you look i.e. to react