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JavaScript

Introductory Projects For JavaScript

I just completed the tutorials for JavaScript and passed all of the quizzes. WooHoo! Now what do I do? Before I try to get into full scale coding for real life applications, it would be nice to be able to take some baby steps first. I am imagining a few simple scenarios to solve writing code so experience can be gained doing and not just watching / note taking. A possible solution would be ideal too for reference after solving (or giving up). Anyone have any simple programs they are willing to share in such a manner for us newbies?

4 Answers

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

Which JavaScript course did you take?

I took the 'Learn JavaScript and jQuery' Learning Adventure.

I completed:

  • Step 1 Website Basics
  • Step 2 Text Editors and HTML (then I skipped the website stuff as I'm going to go into Google Apps Script programming)
  • All of Introduction to Programming
  • All of JavaScript Foundations
Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

Sorry if I didn't understand you correctly. But did you do the jquery course?

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

Also I've heard that lynda has some good Javascript courses. (I'm going to get an account and try it).

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Check out Learn Street's JavaScript course followed by appendto's JavaScript Lessons

James Barnett, http://www.learnstreet.com/cg/simple/projects/javascript is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks for your help!

Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

I do agree that Treehouse doesn't have the best Javascript courses.

Along with more focused tutorials like what James suggested at LearnStreet, an excellent exercise is to replicate some functionality that you've seen online elsewhere. For example, build a simple site with an image slider or dropdown navigation.

Also, Codecademy's JS course is a good follow-up to Treehouse's Learning Adventures.