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javanewbie7
12-21-2011, 08:18 PM
Hello all...

I've been trying to learn to write javascript for awhile now. I've been getting better, but I'd still consider myself a novice.

I've tried several things.

1. The W3schools tutorials
2. Lynda.com which has some good examples, but the instructor really didn't explain why to do certain things, which really prevented me from understanding it....or maybe I'm just dumb
3. I actually took a college class. On day one, the professor mentioned that we probably wouldn't need to be able to write javascript from scratch, instead we should just be able to update scripts we find online.....which, I guess could be true, but I'd really want to be able write my own. Is the professor right?

I'm looking for a couple of things. First, I was wondering if there's a better tutorial than W3schools or even something like lynda.com?

Secondly, I was curious if there's a site that might have javascript practices. By that I mean, something that tells you what type of script you need to write, but doesn't give you step by step instructions on how to do so. Like I said, I don't have to write very many scripts at work, so if there's something I can do to get better, I would love to do it.

Thanks. Sorry for the long post.

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chump2877
12-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Is the professor right?

No, that's a terrible way to teach the fundamentals of JS.


I'm looking for a couple of things. First, I was wondering if there's a better tutorial than W3schools or even something like lynda.com?

W3Schools is very good. So is javascriptkit.com (http://www.javascriptkit.com/javatutors/primer1.shtml). And quirksmode.org (http://www.quirksmode.org/js/contents.html).


Secondly, I was curious if there's a site that might have javascript practices.

A good way to start practicing writing your own scripts is to simply respond to questions in the Javascript forum here. People always have questions or requests for scripts -- so you can simply check out their requirements and then try writing your own script to address their circumstances. The best part of this method of learning is that everybody wins! You learn how to write JS and you get to help others who are trying learn as well.

Best of luck.



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