Dream in JavaScript

Launch off in a rocket and learn JavaScript! Start from square 1 and learn the ropes in this follow along series!
  • Lectures 21
  • Video 4 Hours
  • Skill level beginner level
  • Languages English
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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?

  • Over 21 lectures and 3.5 hours of content!
  • Understand JavaScript Datatypes
  • Understand how the DOM works
  • Learn jQuery integration
  • Make use of manipulating your web page

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners
  • HTML/CSS People interested in JavaScript

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee

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Lifetime access

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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.

Instructor Biography

My name is Jesse, I'm married and have a daughter.

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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    • JJ Hiller

    You Gotta Start Somewhere

    • Ian Wells

    Excellent primer

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course and found the content really stuck in my head. I would say though that it isn't for complete beginners as I think it will need some understanding of programming general principles before attempting it. Over though an excellent course and very enjoyable. Cheers Jesse

    • J P

    Starts out decent, starts to get frustrating by section 2

    Instructor starts out decently explaining things. By the end of section 2 you're Googling everything because the methods/elements/bologna are used without thorough explanation as to what they do and why we want to use them. The instructor ends lecture 7 by saying it's 'tricky' and doesn't bother explaining. (watch lecture 7, from about 5:40 to the end of the video and you'll see what I mean) As for the positive aspects, I did learn many things. If things were explained more thoroughly it would EASILY be a 5 star course.

    • Josue Mancilla

    Básico pero con cosas avanzadas

    Un curso básico que tiene varias cosas avanzadas, jquery, json, underscore, genial el curso

    • Dennis Byrne

    you get what you pay (or don't pay) for...

    The lecture organization and content are good. I also like how each lecture builds from the previous. However, it was frustrating to experience the presenter's attempt to demonstrate a concept that failed and the constant correction of coding errors. The presenter is obviously very good at coding/scripting; but a little extra time planning out each lecture would avoid the appearance of an ad-hoc "brown-bag" overview.

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