Beginning Programming with JavaScript
From If Statements and Loops to Writing a Simple Program
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2015
Run time: 5 hours 54 minutes

If you’ve never programmed before, or have just begun learning a language such as Java, this video course is the ideal way to get started with JavaScript. Instead of learning JavaScript in the context of web development—as many teaching resources would have you do—you’ll learn the principles of the language itself.

Host Semmy Purewal takes you through you the language basics, including variables, type-checking, loops, objects, arrays, and array methods. Download this video course or view it through our HD player and get going today.

  • Install a text editor and get the course examples
  • Learn JavaScript’s basic functions, such as how to create and call them
  • Declare and using variables (basic calculations with functions)
  • Work with if-statements and Boolean expressions
  • Learn about loops, using basic examples and problems
  • Delve into array basics and use for-loops to traverse arrays
  • Learn data wrangling with built-in array functions
  • Understand how to use array functions on maps

Semmy Purewal has worked with a diverse group of clients, including startups, nonprofits, and research labs, during his decade-long tenure as a computer science instructor and freelance JavaScript consultant. These days, he works primarily as a software engineer.

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Very good beginner video

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    This video takes you from the beginning and the explanations are very good.

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    Fantastic tutorial for javascript

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    Excellent examples and practices for learning basics of JS.

     
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    Good Place to Start Learning about Javascript

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      It's to the point, uses good examples and explains the basics of the language.

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      Great Introduction for Beginners

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        Comments about oreilly Beginning Programming with JavaScript:

        A very clear introduction to JavaScript as a language and programming as a practice. Semmy Purewal's presentation style is friendly and engaging, and he provides ample opportunities for students to test out the subject matter both during the lessons and with the practice questions he includes at the end of each section.

        I hope that he will create a series on intermediate and advanced topics in JavaScript in the near future.

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