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Online Javascript courseware?

  1. Apr 15, 2014 #1
    I'm looking for recommendations for javascript courseware suitable for self-study. Most of what I've found assumes no programming experience and is too basic and not really usable for building skills to a professional level. I'm already proficient in OO languages such as C++ as well as being familiar with HTML/CSS. I can do basic coding in JS, but I need more advanced training. I've seen some subscription courseware offering video courses, but I'm not sure of the quality or the thoroughness of the material. Suggestions?
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2014 #2
    Honestly, if you're already straight with OO, familiar with HTML/CSS, and can actually do basic JS (as in, JS, not jQuery) then it's just a matter of learning the syntax/subtleties and putting the time in. As you've already sort of hinted, courses would bore you as you already have an understanding. Just get your hands dirty.

    Regardless, for structured learning, here's a great starter list of resources: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11246/best-resources-to-learn-javascript

    Next, I would go though StackOverflow's most voted answers in the JavaScript tag to learn things you wouldn't even think to ask.

    Eloquent JavaScript is a free ebook that's pretty eloquent. For a desktop reference, and a truly deep understanding of JS, grab a copy of the beastly Definitive Guide

    Finally bookmark http://creativejs.com/ and http://jsfiddle.net/ , the former to see what people are doing at the very edge of JavaScript's limit and the latter to quickly test out examples without having to set up a test/sandbox environment.
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2014 #3
    Thanks. I'll take a look at the links tomorrow when I get a chance.

    I've read the O'Really Javascript: The Definitive Guide book ... all 1000 pages. Pretty dry reading. Nice reference, but it doesn't really offer a lot practical use guidance. Just lots of theory.
     
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