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JavaScript Angular Basics Setting Up an Angular Application Your First Angular Application

This is supposed to be Angular for beginners right?

I don't know if its the amount of content they're trying to squeeze into the video, or the failure to remember this is supposed to be a BEGINNER video for Angular, but they've really missed the mark with this one. Some of the key terms used aren't explained thoroughly and it leaves me rewinding the video over and over again, trying to figure out what exactly is going on. There's virtually no information if something goes wrong with your npm install. They failed to mention what files are generated ONLY after the npm install completes with no errors. In my opinion, simply having documentation on webpack doesnt help the beginning developer who's trying to just slightly comprehend the functionality of this javascript module. Are these videos ever updated? I dont know if i'll be moving forward with this course, if it continues at this pace. If anyone can point me in the direction of an ACTUAL beginner course for angular please let me know .

Maarten van Wijk
Maarten van Wijk
16,320 Points

"rewinding the video over and over again, trying to figure out what exactly is going on" This is how you learn.

It will always be frustrating to learn something new. Accept that. Don't expect to learn everything from one course.

3 Answers

Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 84,733 Points

I think the intention here is that this is a course for people who are new to Angular, not new to JavaScript. A good starting point might be the Full Stack JavaScript track, which includes courses such as npm Basics.

I agree. I had to keep rewinding over and over.

Typically Treehouse courses don't rush through so much material like this one. There's even one point where he's inputting his CSS, and he has the line he typed on the screen for less than one second before it's covered up. I had to rewind and pause just to see the full code snippet.

Dana Booth
Dana Booth
20,840 Points

I had the same issue. The intellisense covers up the code and before you can see it the instructor has already moved on to another file. It would be helpful to press enter after typing the code and give students the chance to see what you have written.

Agreed, this feels very rushed, I'm not picking up on any of the key concepts or terminology being used.

I feel this is intended for people who have a strong grasp on JavaScript, but Treehouse could benefit from a woe-to-go "absolute beginners" course in Angular.

There seems to be a strong focus on user design and experience, which is moving away from practical coding and development in a sense. It's disappointing.