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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Introduction to jQuery jQuery Basics Overview

Ivan A.
Ivan A.
9,627 Points

Is there a "time-stamp" on these videos?

I mean, I am kind a "new guy" here at Team Treehouse. But a began to ask myself - are these videos ar up to date? I DO know, that JS does not change every second weekend... but still - I think it would be nice if I could see the time these videos were made :) P.S. It's just a thought....

2 Answers

14,636 Points

Howdy, Ivan!

I know what you mean. Sometimes you're watching a video and then something doesn't jive with what you're experiencing on your end... specifically when it comes to versions of the technology they're talking about or if they're showing you a website (i.e. an API or some tools/software you need to install) but from my experience, the issues are very minimal and the technology has usually just been updated and, aside from a very few examples, it's nearly the same just a bit visually different.

As far as actual programming lessons, when it was released is usually moot as they're just teaching the fundamentals of the language and how to do something within the environment and syntax of the language. However, with certain technologies like wordpress or some frameworks and specific tools that look completely different then how they're now shown in the video, I know it can be frustrating but honestly, I've never encountered something that was just like "omg, I can't even do this because the tool/site/documentation is just so totally different to the video that it's almost alien!!"

However, please feel free to contact support with your suggestion. They love to get feedback and if enough people are suggesting it, maybe it's something they'll stick in there.


Huck - :sunglasses:

Henrik Hansen
Henrik Hansen
23,176 Points

Even though some stuff wont be up to date, that gives lots of opportunities to really gain some new knowledge. I remember from the Android courses, a lot of videos were really outdated. The IDE gave many hints on what was deprecated, and told me what to use instead. After much reading in the API docs and many google queries I solved the problems and got to know many things about compability, new functions, and many other basic things that was not handled in the videos.

So even with the frustration and extra time you have to put into it, there also are some benefits with outdated stuff.

I found a real problem with the PHP course because it used Slim, and Slim had gone from version 2 in the course to V3, which meant that after many hours headscratching and trying to understand the differences I just had to call a halt and learn elsewhere. I know I wasn't the only one either, which is a real pity, but at the same time it's the nature of Tech, it just has to keep moving. There must be many many hours of work that go into producing such beautifully crafted and thought through video's, so when something like that happens it can't be easy to rectify - I think overall Treehouse do a great job.