Learn To Program JavaScript

The simplest way to learn to program JavaScript - the language of the web.

Learn To Program JavaScript (in ten easy steps) is suitable for beginner programmers. Step-by-step it explains how to write JavaScript code to run in a web browser on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X.

JavaScript is the language of the web. If you need to program web sites to run on desktop computers or mobile devices, you have to know JavaScript.

This course explains all you need to know in order to write JavaScript and make sense of other people’s JavaScript code. Every step of the way you can follow along with ready-to-run code in in short, easy-to-understand JavaScript programs.

You will begin by learning the core features of programming – variables, functions and data types. You will move on to learn about specific capabilities of JavaScript – how to use it to automate web pages, hide email addresses, swap stylesheets interactively; how to load XML data to create so-called AJAX applications, how to animate images and use some of the drawing capabilities of HTML5.

The sample projects are all provided ready for you to download, run and modify. The course also includes a course eBook, The Little Book Of JavaScript, that provides even more information on the topics being discussed.

The course instructor,Huw Collingbourne, is Director of Technology with SapphireSteel Software, a company that specialises in Visual Studio development tools for professional programmers. Founder of Bitwise Courses – producers of multimedia instruction courses – Huw's courses have taught tens of thousands of people to program.

Learn To Program JavaScript (in ten easy steps) is the fastest and simplest way to learn to program web pages like a pro.


Your Instructor


Huw Collingbourne
Huw Collingbourne

Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software (http://www.sapphiresteel.com/), developers of the “Sapphire” Ruby IDE for Visual Studio and the “Amethyst” IDE for the Adobe Flash Platform. He is author of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press.

He runs Bitwise Courses (http://www.bitwisecourses.com) and teaches courses on a range of programming topics.

Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Object Pascal programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, Java, Smalltalk, ActionScript and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, PC Pro, and PC Plus. He is the author of the free ebook The Little Book of Ruby and is the editor of the online computing magazine Bitwise (http://www.bitwisemag.com/).

In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of New Romantic murder mysteries.

At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK (http://hartlandaikido.blogspot.co.uk/). The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.


Class Curriculum


  Variables and User Input
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  Functions and Parameters
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  Object Orientation
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the class start and finish?
The class starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online class - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the class?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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