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Got so frustrated with this teacher glossing over important steps I went to YouTube to learn the foundation!
Darren Homan7,962 Points
Michael Liquori8,131 Points
In defense of Professor Jim, I am enjoying and learning just fine. I think he could move a little more quickly even, but I am not a total beginner to programming in general.
Darren Homan7,962 Points
Id like to see it explained why you would need to do each of the things he's explaining. It's very hard to understand when you have nothing to relate it too
Zeshan Ahmed13,151 Points
I have't taken much of the course, but so far, it's quite good and explanatory.
Though looking forward to upcoming release!
I am so happy to see this! I too, am frustrated with this course. There is lot of technical terms and very little practical examples of how the code behaves when executed. I took a very short intro to Js on Codacademy.com and I had a blast!! They had us code a paper, rock, scissors game. I still appreciate the effort Jim is putting forward in trying to teach us but I don't his approach works for me.
I have to agree with Michael Liquori here. For let's say us that know a bit of programming from other languages this course is rather good and like stated before - could even move a bit quickly. There should maybe be a option to choose if you would like this course or the new one if it's related to someone on a total beginners phase? Just a thought :)
sweet! I'm currently going through this course. I'll hold off for now then.
Nkosi Ndlovu9,652 Points
This Dave McFarland guy is a beast! The new course is amazing. Jim is an awesome teacher and I think his course can be recommended for those coming from other languages. For complete newbies; Dave is your guy!
ahhh been pushed out to November now.. bah..
In the mean time I enjoyed your lesson so much I went and purchased your book. :) Looking forward to the next course!
Any update on when the track will be updated or when Loops, Arrays and Objects will be added? I'd love to continue on with what I've been learning and have already taken the JS Basics course (as others have already said, fantastic course. So much easier to learn with than JS Foundations). I noticed there hasn't been any chatter on this topic for about a month. Update please???
Thanks so much!
Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply!
Leisa Clark4,531 Points
Kash Johnson3,146 Points
As someone who's coming at this with zero experience in JS, there is something lacking about the current approach to teaching this, both from the new "Basics" course, which I did first, as well as this "Fundamentals" course. We would benefit greatly from real world examples of how this specific line of code or this certain concept can be utilized. I don't mean that I want to hear the instructor 'tell' us how it could be used in theory, but I want the video to break away to an existing, commercial program, or to a live website and point out, "This could not be done without utilizing this specific process within JS."....or...."Here is a great example of the functionality that is possible when utilizing....'X'."
I'm so new to this, most of the concepts come across as very abstract and general. I do grasp that they'll become more ingrained over time, but 'time' is what is precious to me. I want to make sure that watching all of these educational videos is the best use of that limited time.