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Tech Week: 6 Courses to Get You Started with Javascript

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Javascript (not to be confused with Java) is known as the language of the browser. In a business world increasingly characterized by the internet and web applications, you can’t afford to be left out of the loop when it comes to technical issues within your company. Programming languages are no longer the domain of programmers and developers alone; many people from a variety of fields are picking up Javascript skills here and there to expand their technical skill-set and develop web apps of their own. Arguably the best way to learn Oracle’s Javascript programming language is by yourself through a process of trial and error, learning as you go. There are a vast amount of resources available to get you started working with the language. Just be sure to remember a few things as you go forward:

  • Get the basics right before you move on.
  • If you don’t get something, don’t hesitate to seek out other sources and explanations. New perspectives can be very enlightening.

Here are some great introductory courses to get you familiar with Javascript:

So you think you have a pretty good grasp on Javascript and you want to stretch what you can do with it. You’re ready to take your skills to the next level and expand your Javascript repertoire. You have a couple of options. You can delve into AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), an advanced application of Javascript technology. AJAX allows you to improve and advance the architecture of your websites to support elegant and responsive user interfaces without constant reloading. Alternatively, you can download and learn to work with the jQuery Javascript library. jQuery can help simplify your Javascript coding and supplement your work with pre-built widgets and functions.

Try these courses to expand your Javascript repertoire:

The process of learning to program can be tedious at times, but getting your first application to stream in a browser is immensely rewarding. Jumping on the programming wagon has never been easier. All it takes is a little persistence and practice.

AND as part of Tech Week, the "Getting Started with JavaScript" course from LearnToProgram is available for only $14.70/user through February 25 (70% off!). 

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