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Smellybandaid
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Aug 26 2021 03:55am
Is this site worth it? I'm very interested in learning Javascript so that I can get a decent paying job, but I'm at ends as to where the best place I should learn from is.. any feedback is appreciated.
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Aug 26 2021 07:16am
If you want to learn the fundamentals of the language itself, then I would even consider exploring free content, as there are a wealth of great coverage on the basics on YouTube, etc.. I believe there are free courses out there too if you’re looking for content delivery structure.

Now with JavaScript, eventually you’ll also want to focus on understanding the ecosystem, and at least be aware of the popular abstractions that exist out there. Learning those frameworks and tools will benefit your job search, but I would advise getting comfortable with vanilla JavaScript (ES6) first, as not only will you better comprehend the convenience of the popular abstractions, but it will only help you in technical interviews.

I know Stephen Grider offers approachable and thorough topic coverage on Udemy that I would recommend when starting out in this area. Last I checked, he does a pretty good job of keeping his content up to date, which is especially important with JavaScript.
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Aug 27 2021 01:37pm
freecodecamp.org is much better imo than codeacademy, and as the name says, it's free.
Smellybandaid
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Aug 27 2021 07:44pm
I'll check out freecodecamp, for sure. Thanks for the heads up.
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Aug 27 2021 07:46pm
No



TheChernjoProject

Jacob Sorber

MIT Programming lectures, etc.. all far better and on Youtube for free

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Smellybandaid
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Aug 27 2021 07:55pm
"No", why no?
Smellybandaid
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Aug 27 2021 10:23pm
This may sound 'really' dumb, but how do you apply lectures to actual hands on practice? Err, my brain isn't computing.
Smellybandaid
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Aug 28 2021 03:40am
Soo, this needs to be said, I'm 100% newb when it comes to Javascript, I can kind of read it, but still have issues applying it to real context. Some of it makes sense, but a lot of it I am new to. Soooo, I don't think that the youtube stuff you are referring to would be any help to me yet.
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Aug 29 2021 12:40am
This guy may help you been one of the most useful programming channels i have found on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fju9ii8YsGs&ab_channel=DerekBanas
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Quote (Smellybandaid @ Aug 28 2021 02:40am)
Soo, this needs to be said, I'm 100% newb when it comes to Javascript, I can kind of read it, but still have issues applying it to real context. Some of it makes sense, but a lot of it I am new to. Soooo, I don't think that the youtube stuff you are referring to would be any help to me yet.


Not a dumb question at all. It's very common and I used to have the same issue. The only answer is practice and create projects on your own. Come up with your own ideas and try to create them once you have good knowledge of what you can do with a programming language. I'd recommend for every course you follow, create a decent sized project of your own.
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