JavaScript Intro

These are some resources to help you got started with JavaScript

LinkedIn Learning JavaScript Collection

These three collections of videos are an introduction to JavaScript from what it is, why it is important to some of the basics. Watch these collections in order. I’ve collected these from a few different LinkedIn Learning video courses.

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  1. Collection: JavaScript Introduction has the following videos
    1. JavaScript: First Contact [2m 46s]
    2. What is JavaScript? [1m 50s]
    3. Live examples [5m 16s]
    4. Vanilla JavaScript versus frameworks [2m 2s]
    5. Getting help [2m 5s]
    6. Navigating the JS Landscape [4m 29s]
  2. Collection: Getting Ready has the following videos
    1. Tools for Working with JavaScript [3m 24s]
      1. Make sure to install Visual Studio Code and Live Server extension as directed.
    2. Browsers and tools [3m 21s]
    3. Jargon [4m 10s]
    4. Jargon: The DOM [2m 4s]
    5. DOM: The Document Object Model [4m 7s]
    6. Get to know the browser console [6m 24s]
      1. To follow along fully you will need his 01_05 folder. You can either download everything for the course on this GitHub Repository or
      2. Use this link to Download the 01_05 folder.
    7. JavaScript Language Basics [5m 37s]
  3. Collection: JavaScript in the Browser
    First, download these files if you haven’t cloned the GitHub repo. The collection has the following videos:
    1. JavaScript in an HTML Document [3m]
    2. JavaScript as an external file [2m 59s]
    3. Modern JavaScript loading [4m 14s]
    4. JavaScript modules [4m 18s]

JavaScript Basics MDN Page

This page goes over what is JavaScript and the basics of the language (variable, operators, conditionals, functions…) including a quick example of adding interactivity to a web site.

More Resources

You can find more resources on the JavaScript page of our site.