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JavaScript Introduction to jQuery Hello, jQuery! Why jQuery?

Just a comment about this course

I've completed the JavaScript Basics and JS Loops Arrays and Objects and yet each of these lessons seem to come out of left field.

It seems like Aisha just presents these little snippets and then moves on to the next video. It all seems disconnected. I'm not sure if I should have done the CSS Selectors course or the JS Objects.

I definitely feel lost w/this jQuery course and that it's out of sequence for the knowledge I've acquired so far.

Can anyone provide any perspective on how to approach this.

Thanks Bill

Hi Bill,

I'm not at jQuery yet but maybe use books and other methods to support your learning? That way you are getting the most out of the course. For example, a book I used to help me with Treehouse is the "HTML and CSS" and "Javascript and JQuery" by Jon Duckett has been very helpful.

Maybe also practise what you have learnt? I'm doing that but helps me understand what I know and what I need to go back on.

Hope this has helped a little.

All the best with your journey. :)

4 Answers

No problem!

I hated the JavaScript sections taught by Dave just because although he mentioned all the big stuff JavaScript can do at the beginning of the module, everything we did in those courses was to generate random numbers and play "Guess a Number" games. With the jQuery Basics you can apply stuff to a simple website or an useful application. If you enjoyed the HTML and CSS sections taught by Gil, you'll definitely enjoy this course taught by Andrew.

Ps:. If it was helpful to you, can you please vote my answer as the best? Thanks and take care!

Jesse Thompson
Jesse Thompson
10,684 Points

I would agree with brevans.

It seems as if a lot of stuff in this javascript developer course are meant to introduce you to the languages.

After I went through the CSS part of this javascript track, I went to the layouts course which gave me a very strong grasp of how to utilize CSS. I think continuing with other focused courses on the site like JQuery basics will give you a firm grasp of how to use the language, also in addition to just practicing yourself with personal stuff youre working on.

Fridrik Juliusson
Fridrik Juliusson
12,113 Points

I have to agree with you completely Bill. I started the front-end development track a few weeks ago and everything was incredible smooth, and the learning felt steady, seamless and fast. Then this course comes along and you really feel like there's at least one course missing that you should have taken before! No real base in anything your told, no real explanations. Just a "So you can use jQuery to do this and a bunch of other cool stuff" while throwing what seems to be completely unrelated and random examples on the screen. So, I'm not sure if the course/teacher is bad, or if this course is meant to be at some other stage in some other track, but where it came along in my track it was just confusing and unrelated. Only thing I actually learned was that I can write $ instead of jQuery. PS. I will take your advice brevans26, and try the jQuery basics course. I really wish they would put the basics course in the front-end developer track instead of this course!

I feel you bill curry!

I just finished this course after taking the "JQuery Basics" taught by Mr. Andrew Chalkley, because apparently my track was updated. After having this course with him, I started to enjoy more JS and stuff. I am sure Aisha is a great instructor, but for some reason I felt this course was taught in a rush. I suggest you to take a look at JQuery Basics and give it a try. The course has some down points, but the forums were very helpful in solving any missed point.

Thanks for the reply. I'll definitely check it out. Yeah, this course just doesn't seem to have a real sense of focus, it's all disjointed. Take care