JavaScript the Basics for Beginners- Section 1: Building Blocks

Rob Merrill, JavaScript Instructor

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9 Videos (58m)
    • JavaScript the Basics Building Blocks - Promo Video: Skillshare

    • JavaScript the Basics - Building Blocks: Variables

    • JavaScript the Basics - Building Blocks: Variables Lab

    • JavaScript the Basics - Building Blocks: Strings

    • JavaScript the Basics - Building Blocks: Strings Lab

    • JavaScript the Basics -Building Blocks: Operators

    • JavaScript the Basics - Building Blocks: Operators Lab

    • JavaScript the Basics - Building Blocks: Increment and Decrement Operator

    • JavaScript the Basics - Building Blocks: Review

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About This Class


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Course 1 - Building Blocks of JavaScript

In this course you will cover: 

  • variables
  • strings
  • operators
  • course review

Through our whole JavaScript the Basics for Beginners course series you will find this is your one stop necessary to enter into the language of JavaScript. We are going to start from scratch and build up our understanding of the world's most popular programming language together. 

View JavaScript in action with whiteboard videos optimized for viewing on your smartphone. This is truly a course that you can engage with no matter where you are. Take your JavaScript eduction on the go! With whiteboard videos you get to visualize what JavaScript does under the hood. 

You can practice JavaScript in your web browser! Take advantage of Google Chrome developer tools to put the JavaScript you have learned during our whiteboard lesson into practice with further examples and challenges. This is our JavaScript playground.

Learning JavaScript is like learning a language. This course won't make a false promise of saying you will master JavaScript overnight. However, this course will immerse you into the world's most popular programming language. 

Each course will introduce you to something new in JavaScript :

  • JavaScript Syntax
  • JavaScript Building Blocks
  • JavaScript Best Practices
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Regular Expressions
  • JavaScript Functional Programming
  • JavaScript Algorithms
  • JavaScript Data Structures
  • JavaScript ES6 Syntax

You'll finish this course with an understanding of JavaScript that will let you take a deeper dive into the language and possibly launch you into a new career as a JavaScript web developer.

Learning a new language can be difficult and even feel intimidating. JavaScript the Basics makes the the learning process feel accessible and welcoming!

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I have struggled for almost 8 months to learn JS, these lessons were right on spot to help me to move on and understand how the concepts work.
var thisCourse = 'Great for beginners'; var myReview = 'I had tried other courses that basically made you copy and paste things or copy the code verbatim. This course actually provides you a valuable foundation that you can build off of.'; //Seriously, take this class if you want to learn javascript!
Because it is very well taught for beginners





Rob Merrill

JavaScript Instructor

Rob Merrill is a Full Stack JavaScript Developer. His specialty is in the MEAN stack focusing on AngularJS, NodeJS, ExpressJS and MongoDB.

He is a graduate of Code Fellows Advanced Full Stack JavaScript Development course and has been developing with JavaScript for three years.

In his spare time he travels around Seattle's finest craft breweries with his wife and their dog.

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