Understanding the Weird Parts
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3 points • The_BeardedHippo
2 points • Beerand93octane
For someone that is somewhat new to JS, I'd highly reccomend this course.
1 points • tlsh2020
I haven't watch any of those two courses.
Of course Mozilla docs are great, too.
Will Sentance courses on Frontendmasters are also good.
1 points • ricealexander
I haven't taken the course, but from what I can tell, it looks like it has stayed up-to-date.
Generally, if a course was published after 2015 (ES6), it should be up-to-date and if it was published before, it should be avoided. Although many language constructs from before then are still relevant and valuable, there have been huge changes in best-practices, developer-tooling, and the perception of the language as a whole.
The course you refer to appears to have been last updated last month, has some fantastic reviews (>94% of reviews are 4 or 5 stars), and has videos with titles surrounding ES6 features ("Scope, ES6, and let", "ES6 and Classes", "TypeScript, ES6, and Transpiled Languages", "ES6 Features Reference") (15.5 minutes).
Based on the author's reputation and the appearance that they routinely update their course to stay relevant, I would probably trust this course and consider their $15.99 offer a steal.
1 points • buszmen201
1 points • MinHtet_Oo
1 points • dinosuvar
1 points • philmayfield
1 points • atapas
If you are looking for something in depth as in how things work under the hood in JS, I would highly recommend this,
1 points • Kino-_no-_tabi-
1 points • vampirelogic
1 points • mutsop
It is certainly NOT out of date. The whole theory behind it, keeps on living... This is one of the best JS vids I've seen so far.
You'll learn about how context works, how the context manages closures, all about the weird parts, ...
And for those people who think JS theory is wasted or theory questions, like what is a closure is pointless in interviews, you ARE wrong. You want to be an expert and work in a quality environment, you learn the theory. It's with theory AND practice, that you'll advance. Knowing what happen in the background, is what makes you understand more.
Unfortunately I see it everywhere. "Programmers" copying code from the net, and using it on bigger projects... No knowledge, code consistency or whatsoever. Just copy/paste the damn thing. Try and figure it out by yourself. You'll learn way more. In the first few years, you might take 3 to 4 times longer to create something decent, but the more you do it yourself, the faster it goes.
1 points • GrumpyGuss
For me it was a struggle to make it through, but I'm glad I did and I learned a lot from it. I enjoy the way that the author weaves ideas together seamlessly, rather than breaking them up into discrete sections. It really made learning the language more pleasant for me and appealed to the way that I think.
But he also has the bad habit of just dropping a concept on you before he gets around to explaining it, so you'll be looking at some unfamiliar syntax wondering wth is going on only to finally reach the text concerning it later in the chapter, after you've already looked it up.
If you're new to programming and JS, you won't be able to make it through EJS without going to other materials to fill in the gaps. You will spend time puzzling over code and having to decipher it for yourself. This isn't exactly a bad thing.
The author decides to, or forgets to hold your hand at times and you'll need to solve problems for yourself. It's a challenge, and an unnecessary one, but also one that forces you to learn and improve in ways that a more introductory text wouldn't.
1 points • pioardi
1 points • use_a_name-pass_word
I highly recommend this
You can watch the first 3 and a half hours free here (the creator uploaded it)
1 points • modemmute
I found this course extremely helpful.
0 points • yadoya
It doesn't get much better than that, my friend
1 points • amiralen1
1 points • Oculareo
1 points • scripteaze
Learn and use grid and flex, Learn and use Bootstrap, Take a look at saas. Look up youtube videos on these things and do a few of the examples or tutorials.
I would sit and play with all of these things for about 4 months, then i would start looking at React or whichever lib you are interested in. I am also a newb, just giving you some extra feedback
1 points • usertim
1 points • lmktech
These 2 from udemy are my best go to resources to learn JS.
2 points • mike8io
Teach myself JS curriculum
Thoughts on this track for self-teaching JS? Missing anything?
- Eloquent JS
- Galvanize Prep Course (their free bootcamp prep program)
1 points • marilux14
I also took these and they were really great for practicing on skills as in tech interviews:
For the Udemy ones I'd wait until they get on sale (like between $10-20) before buying since they do sales all the time. And yes these aren't free, but you get what you pay for.
1 points • Ok-Bed7273
For HTML and CSS: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Front-end_web_developer
For full stack JS: https://fullstackopen.com/en
For JS basics: https://www.freecodecamp.org
The Odin project as an alternative: https://www.theodinproject.com
1 points • Faheemify
1 points • istudentoflife
1 points • Anxo333
With that said, get familiar with debugging using developer tools (preferably Chrome) and you will start recognizing /solving problems on your own. Very few online courses focus on this topic, which is absolutely must to know. Remember, always use debugger and refer MDN docs before asking anyone for help.
Here are two videos which I believe are great source to learn debugging -
Intermediate/Advanced Tutorial -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv_5Zv5c-Ts (Free version)