...

View Full Version : I want to download the javascript command list. Need to learn Javascript on screen.



effpeetee
06-13-2010, 03:07 PM
I want to have another go at Javascript. I have several books on the subject but I find that my eyesight is a major problem. Therefore I want to try an on-line solution, preferably free.:thumbsup:

I have Googled, but there are so many that I am almost dizzy with the choices.

Perhaps someone could recommend one. Not too fussy visually. My knowledge is VERY basic.:o

Frank

_Aerospace_Eng_
06-13-2010, 07:00 PM
You'll learn the basics through the tutorials here

http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp

But thats about it.

effpeetee
06-13-2010, 09:44 PM
You'll learn the basics through the tutorials here

http://www.w3schools.com/js/default.asp

But thats about it.
That's fine Aero,

I'll get stuck in right away. Wish me luck.

EDIT: I find it's a bit messy to move around. Not always obvious what to do next.
EDIT: Getting the hang of it now. Patience Taylor!


Frank

effpeetee
06-14-2010, 07:20 PM
I need to download a list of the javascript commands, to print out. I cannot find one anywhere.
Any pointers welcomed.

Frank

Old Pedant
06-15-2010, 01:05 AM
Man, there are so many of them...They would occupy many pages.

And do you really mean JavaScript?? Or do you mean the browser's DOM?

If you mean the latter, then it would take a book.

Have you been here?
http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=17254

And I know it's heresy in these forums, but I personally feel that the best organized reference is MS's, here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/yek4tbz0.aspx
There are only a tiny handful of differences in the core language vs. JScript. The major differences are in the browser DOMs.

If you don't mind the MS docs, then I'd suggest downloading them in "HELP" file form. The indexing and searching are much faster and more convenient and more complete:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=01592c48-207d-4be1-8a76-1c4099d7bbb9&DisplayLang=en

rnd me
06-15-2010, 03:12 AM
actually, there are only a couple dozen keywords in javascript: you can write them all on one hand.
the methods are more plentiful, but again were only talking about a dozen or two for string and array, several for Date, and not much for anything else.

the dom is responsible for the javascript's complexity. learn jquery instead and you'll have a lot more time to master useful programming strategies and patterns.

when i was learning, all the way back in 2007, i used to use the Netscape docs for reference. they are nice a clean, though not extremely comprehensive.

http://devedge-temp.mozilla.org/library/manuals/2000/javascript/1.5/guide/index.html

download it here (http://devedge-temp.mozilla.org/library/manuals/2000/javascript/1.5/guide/CoreGuideJS15.zip) (why i used it so much, along the the M$ CHMs for "dhtml": jscript/fso/activex


personally, i'll take MDC over MSDN : https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Core_JavaScript_1.5_Reference



google "javascript the definitive guide pdf" for a really good reference.
make sure you buy the book before reading it onscreeen, it's worth it.
i own the 3rd and fourth editions, but i use google's version more than the paper since i can't leave google at home or the office.

Old Pedant
06-15-2010, 04:22 AM
Hadn't looked at the Mozilla docs in *YEARS*. Yes, they are very nice!


actually, there are only a couple dozen keywords in javascript: you can write them all on one hand.

Sure, but then you could never wash your hands.

effpeetee
06-15-2010, 08:11 AM
Thank you all.
I am spoilt for choice.
I have downloaded the CoreGuideJS15 to my desktop and the Mozilla reference also. Looks as if I have enough material to keep me occupied for a month or two.

Frank



EZ Archive Ads Plugin for vBulletin Copyright 2006 Computer Help Forum