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    Best approach for 'step 2' of learning JS

    Hello, I'm a general newbie and now that I have got the hang of html/css, I am beginning to learn php and javascript.

    At this point I'm fairly conversant with the beginning material presented on the w3schools for javascript, I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a good 'next step' or steps for learning the language. It's east to find 'intro' level tutorials, harder to find a structured way to keep the learning process moving along.

    Thanks for any recommendations you can make!
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    Sadly The tutorials on w3schools are very much out of date.

    why not to use w3schools

    The best source for learning is http://www.felgall.com/net3.htm

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    It's east to find 'intro' level tutorials, harder to find a structured way to keep the learning process moving along.
    it’s just that there are so many fields that you can dive into that there is no "right way" through all of them.

    essentially, pick a topic of interest and look for that.

    PS. what never hurts is trying to understand how the language works (Closures, Prototypal Inheritance, Scope, Context, Functional Programming, Parsing). coding on wrong assumptions is biting you in the back rather sooner than later (e.g. if you think JavaScript is a lot like Java, there could hardly be anything more wrong).

    PPS. tutsplus.com seems to have an exhaustive list of advanced tutorials
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    watch every one of doug crockford's video.
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    Neat guy! But he seems pretty advanced for me.

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    @Phillip, thanks for the tutorial reference. It is indeed much more thorough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip M View Post
    The best source for learning is http://www.felgall.com/net3.htm
    http://javascriptexample.net is a better resource for people trying to learn JavaScript than http://www.felgall.com/net3.htm (at least that's my opinion as the author of both).
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    Don't forget to start your JavaScript code with "use strict"; which makes it easier to find errors in your code.


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