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The course creator Dylan C. Israel

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Course level: Beginner

This JavaScript tutorial course teaches you the world most popular programming language in the world through 33 interactive screencasts. You'll learn JavaScript's core concepts while doing coding challenges along the way.

You'll learn

Data types
Variables
Strings
Numbers
Booleans
Arrays
Objects
Arithmetic operations
Relational operations
Increment & decrement
If, else if, else
Switch statements
For loops
Functions
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Dylan C. Israel

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Why this course rocks

This course teaches you the basics of JavaScript, the most popular programming language in the world.

JavaScript can be used to create websites, games, servers and even native apps! So it's no wonder that this language is a critical component of almost all businesses and industries.

This makes JavaScript a highly valuable skill to learn. It can be a critical component in order to advance in your career in the direction you want. That's why we've created this free course. It'll teach you the basics in about an hour. So there's no reason to hesitate, just get started today! Your future self will thank you.

Course content

The course contains 14 lessons and 7 challenges. In the challenges, you'll be encourage to jump into the code and get your hands dirty. This is both fun and great for making the knowledge stick.

So good luck with the course, and happy coding!

This course is also a part of our hugely popular Front-End Devloper Career Path.

F to the A oracle to the Q

How long it will take to learn JavaScript?

The answer to this question is highly individual. Depending on how much time you can dedicate to studying, the basic concepts in this course can be covered and practised in about 3 hours. To become reasonably proficient at Javascript might take another 6 months.

Is JavaScript easy to learn?

In many ways, it's one of the easiest languages to learn. You can write some code in Developer Tools in your browser and see the results straight away. There are a lot of materials on Javascript and the barrier to entry is quite low. Some of the more advanced Javascript concepts might be tricky even for experienced professionals. But that shouldn't deter you in the slightest. In summary, we believe it's easy to learn, but can be hard at times, but that's ok.

Why should I learn JavaScript?

Javascript is ubiquitous and it is hugely in demand. Javascript can be used on the customer-facing web apps, web servers on the backend, productivity-improving scripts and IoT devices. We even have a Neural Network course, here on Scrimba, that uses Javascript. Yes, it is definitely worth learning.

Are JavaScript developers in demand?

Yes, very. Javascript is the most popular language in the world according to multiple developer surveys conducted by Github, Stack Overflow and many others. Considering how wide-spread the language is the demand only grows.

What's the difference between ECMAScript and JavaScript?

ECMA means European Computer Manufacturer's Association. ECMAScript is a programming language standard and JavaScript is its implementation. ECMAScript specifies the core features that a language should provide and how those features should be implemented. JavaScript was originally created at Netscape, and they wanted to standardize the language. So, they submitted the language to the European Computer Manufacturer's Association (ECMA) for standardization. But there were trademark issues with the name JavaScript, and the standard became called ECMAScript, which is the name it holds today as well.

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