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    Trying to learn JavaScript -- Any suggestions

    Hello,

    I am trying to learn web development. I know html, css, some jQuery, and am trying to learn javascript. What would be a good way to learn it, fast? I am trying to have an intermediate grasp of it within the next few weeks. I have a lot of time. What do you all think?

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    You want to use a book or online learning?

    If online, just look at the "sticky" postings at the head of this forum.
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    Both. I will take a look at those sites. What books would you suggest?

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    Can't help you with books. My JS book is about 13 years old and so out of date it is pitiful.

    I did forget one important resource: Member Felgall has quite and extensive JS site and he specializes in teaching both modern JS and "non-obstrusive" JS. Take a look at
    http://javascriptexample.net/

    FWIW, Felgall would likely tell you that there aren't any really good, modern JS books out there. And from what I have seen posted here by JS students, he may well be right. I know one book published just last year and by a supposedly well-respected author is complete and utter trash. And yet is being sold for a *LOT* of money and being used as a textbook by many courses! Talk about rip-off city.
    Last edited by Old Pedant; 08-21-2013 at 02:15 AM.
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    Best advice I can give is study the basic syntax, and then choose a program you want to create and try to create it by finding examples, similar programs, and other things that might help. I did this by creating a side scrolling game. It helps you proble solve and figure out what is going wrong.
    For more tutorials on my please check out my youtube channel here


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