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JavaScript Introduction to Programming Basics Writing Your Program

I was unable to mirror the example using text mate which was frustrating.

I was unable to mirror the example using text mate which was frustrating. I downloaded text mate and when I attempted to copy the html example in the video which included console.log and myscript.js, chrome showed that there was a SyntaxError: Unexpected token < Also, why was there little to no explanation about console.log? It seemed like the use of console.log and text mate were incorporated in the lesson without explanation of what these things are or how to use them.

Hi Elliott,

You can post your html and js file here if you want some help with this.

Here's a thread on how to do that: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/posting-code-to-the-forum

2 Answers

Ricardo Diaz
Ricardo Diaz
30,415 Points

Elliott can I ask is this your first course in the world of programming?

vince hoyt
vince hoyt
1,423 Points

I would also like to point out that this course is labeled as a beginner course so I was equally frustrated with the gap of going from explaining things like simply in the first video with the cardboard robot, to all of a sudden here is an html file and no explanation or links on how to get it setup. Luckily I knew how but with this being tagged as a beginner course, I can certainly understand the frustration.