Dream in JavaScript

Launch off in a rocket and learn JavaScript! Start from square 1 and learn the ropes in this follow along series!
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

JavaScript is only scary from the outside. In this course you'll learn the basics of stand-alone JavaScript and how to integrate the most popular framework ever, jQuery. With the basic training I give you, you will be able to open up a new world of exploration.

This is a short series geared towards the beginners who are looking for some thinking juice. It's hard to get that first boost of motivation, but if you force yourself through a few examples you'll start dreaming about JavaScript and eventually getting good at it!

Let's go on a short journey and learn a treasure!

What are the requirements?

  • Web Browser
  • Text Editor

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand JavaScript Datatypes
  • Understand how the DOM works
  • Learn jQuery integration
  • Make use of manipulating your web page

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners
  • HTML/CSS People interested in JavaScript

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started

You need a web browser to run JavaScript, I suggest Chrome because it has the best debugging tools.


You need a text editor like Sublime Text or Notepad++ to type your code.


Create a project folder to start our learning.

Section 2: Basics
Numbers & Floats

Looping data is essential to every language.

Fundamental Quiz
10 questions
Section 3: Soar Through jQuery
What's the DOM?
Selecting Elements (IDs and Classes), & Your first Event!
Playing with Forms!
Getting Cozy with DOM Manipulation

Traversal is moving throughout the tree. Just picture your $(selector) is a character, and now you have to navigate up a tree. That's exactly what traversing means!


jQuery comes with some basic effects and animations. These is a demonstration of using them.


Here's how you go about doing using AJAX! A webserver is required to do real AJAX calls -- this will teach you anyways!

Section 4: Underscore JS

Underscore is a nice toolbelt, here's how to get it loaded in our project.


Get the gist of how collections work, its extremely easy!


Make your life easier with these array utilities.


Templates are very useful! See how easy they are to use.

Underscore Quiz
10 questions
Section 5: The End

This is a summary of what other frameworks are out there with a few thoughts on them.

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Instructor Biography

My name is Jesse.

I was born in Michigan, but I've been living in Central Florida the past 10 years.

I've been programming since I was 12. Beginning with QBasic in school, IRC Scripting at home, and HTML in Netscape Navigator on weekends. In those days I had to "View Source" to figure out how to do anything! I wrote my first website at this age using the GeoCities free websites. I then moved to AngelFire for a while. Remember those days?

When I hit 20, I spent several years freelancing with the skills I picked up from terribly long nights of studying. Freelancing was difficult for me because being a salesman wasn't in my blood, but I enjoyed the coding parts! I primarily used Linux, PHP, MySQL, and CSS. Then jQuery a bit later.

These days I live in the corporate world. I work with a small team of people and I enjoy it. I'm doing all sort of things from building solid back-ends, REST API's, HTML5/JS games, Python Django, and sometimes a bit of monkey work.

I enjoy explaining programming not because I like to talk, but because I find it rewarding to help people along their way. In fact, I found it so rewarding that I created a Youtube channel with hundreds of videos covering programming topics.

I hope you can benefit from my years of learning, I try to present it in a simple way so you don't need wrestle with all the questions I had!

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