Is the new world of JavaScript confusing or intimidating? I thought so, and recorded a video course how to feel better

JavaScript is everywhere and it is the hottest topic. This can be confusing and overwhelming for new and old developers.

  • Introduction (01:46) — introducing you to the course, explaining what we will cover and who it is for.
  • JavaScript today (08:41) — JavaScript isn’t writing a few lines of code to make websites snazzier any longer. It became a huge platform for all kinds of development.
  • Uses for JavaScript (06:25) — a more detailed view on what JavaScript does these days. And how the different uses come with different best practices and tooling.
  • Finding JavaScript Zen (04:15) — how can you stay calm in this new JavaScript world where everything is “amazing”? How can you find out what makes sense to you and what is hype?
  • Evolved Development Environments (10:22) — all you need to write JavaScript is a text editor and all to run it a browser. But that’s also limiting you more than you think.
  • Benefits of Good Editors (12:34) — by using a good editor, people who know JavaScript can become much more effective. New users of JavaScript avoid making mistakes that aren’t helpful to their learning.
  • Version Control (09:15) — using version control means you write understandable code. And it has never been easier to use Git.
  • Debugging to Linting (06:01) — debugging has been the first thing to get right to make JavaScript a success. But why find out why something went wrong when you can avoid making the mistake?
  • Keeping Current in JavaScript (05:11) — JavaScript moves fast and it can be tricky to keep up with that is happening. It can also be a real time-sink to fall for things that sound amazing but have no life-span.
  • Finding the JavaScript Community (03:59) — it is great that you know how to write JavaScript. Becoming part of a community is a lot more rewarding though.
  • Asking for Help (05:47) — gone are the days of writing posts explaining what your coding problem is. By using interactive tools you can give and get help much faster.
  • Final Thoughts (01:11) — thanks for taking the course, how may we help you further?

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