Basic Coding in JavaScript [2019]

Have fun while learning how to program a computer
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (2,109 ratings)
89,524 students
57hr 33min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Basic coding/programming
Problem solving skills


  • No experience required. All you need is a computer with an internet connection


March 17, 2019

If you want to have fun while learning how to code, keep reading. My name is Zach Freedman, I've been programming for almost 10 years, and I promise this course can teach you how to program so long as you speak English and have a PC/Mac with an internet connection. Coding is less about memorization and more about learning how to solve problems. I'm here to enable you to build whatever you want with your computer by teaching the basics, with some laughs thrown in along the way. Checkout some of the free lectures to see how I teach (these are longer because they're more complete projects).

I believe people learn best by doing, as opposed to sitting in a classroom and listening to theory. I also feel it's important to have fun, because otherwise we get distracted and quit. Here, I'll be more of a companion sharing my information rather than a teacher forcing you to do something. There's no homework, or tests, or grades. If you want to learn more, continue to the next lecture.

This won't be easy, and it will be new and strange, but struggling with this material is the only way it's learned (and remember, you've got me). In this course, I hand-hold early on to ensure newcomers grasp the basics, and then slowly, we'll take off the training wheels. Together, we'll go through applied examples of each fundamental programming concept discussed. Afterwards, I'll allow you to solve challenges alone, providing how I would tackle the same problem.

Topics covered include (but aren't limited to):

- JavaScript

- problem solving and logical thinking

- asking the internet for help (Googling)

- command prompt (Windows) and terminal (Mac)

- Node and NPM basics

- printing and output

- error debugging and tracing code

- object types

- strings

- variables and constants

- loops

- conditionals

- functions

- recursion

- objects

- dictionaries, maps, or hash tables

- arrays

- numbers

- math and mathematical operations

- boolean logic

- data structures

- algorithms

- object oriented programming (OOP) or classes

Music Credits:

The song in the promo video is [No Copyright Music] Top songs Chill LoFi Hip Hop Beat in August 2018 on YouTube.

Who this course is for:

  • Adults, kids, and everyone in between
  • Students (any age)
  • Aspiring programmers


Software Engineer
Zach Freedman
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 2,109 Reviews
  • 106,840 Students
  • 1 Course

Hey I'm Zach and I'm a software engineer located in San Francisco. I have experience programming games, web apps, and data science/machine learning products. I believe learning should be an engaging journey, and I love enabling people's growth and getting them to think outside the box. But, I also think the best way to learn is by failing. I encourage students to try, and fail, but to also to improve and have fun along the way.

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