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

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
03:03

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

04:15

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

06:41

Create a project folder to start our learning.

Section 2: Basics
Strings
08:55
Numbers & Floats
08:55
Arrays
11:58
Objects
10:07
Functions
Preview
06:36
13:00

Looping data is essential to every language.

Fundamental Quiz
10 questions
Section 3: Soar Through jQuery
What's the DOM?
Preview
05:15
Selecting Elements (IDs and Classes), & Your first Event!
Preview
07:36
Playing with Forms!
18:17
Getting Cozy with DOM Manipulation
18:00
23:46

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!

16:38

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

11:51

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
03:38

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

09:52

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

09:25

Make your life easier with these array utilities.

08:20

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

Underscore Quiz
10 questions
Section 5: The End
07:08

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

Instructor Biography

Hello!
My name is Jesse, I'm 29 and married to a sweet little Puerto Rican woman.

I was born in Michigan, but I've been living in Central Florida the past 9 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 simpler way so you don't 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

    • Svetlana Krstic

    Excellent introduction for beginners!

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