JavaScript Road Trip Part 2

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Code School online courses
Code School is all about learning through hands-on experience. Delve into the fundamentals of design, like learning about color theory through interactive videos and challenges. Those apps you see on your smartphone? The next one could be designed by you. Explore mobile web design with professor Jason VanLue, who is living proof that learning by doing really works, as he is a self-taught designer and is head of the design team at Code School and Envy Labs. In addition to online classes, yo...
Code School is all about learning through hands-on experience. Delve into the fundamentals of design, like learning about color theory through interactive videos and challenges. Those apps you see on your smartphone? The next one could be designed by you. Explore mobile web design with professor Jason VanLue, who is living proof that learning by doing really works, as he is a self-taught designer and is head of the design team at Code School and Envy Labs. In addition to online classes, you can also learn through screencasts, where industry experts such as Google and Pearson record what is happening on their computer screen, guiding you through the basics all the way to advanced techniques. Follow their skill “paths”, earn points, and win badges to become an expert in HTML, JavaScript, iOS, and more. Code School's knowledgeable professors, hands-on courses and interactive videos and challenges can help you master any field.

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A continued introduction to the very basics of the JavaScript language. Learn common programming mechanisms like loops, conditionals, functions, and arrays.
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Memichelle

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Great course. I really like the level of interactivity provided by these courses. The video section is just the right length, followed by a set of exercises that reinforce what you have just learned along with previous lessons.
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marswilliams

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6 years, 6 months ago
High-quality instruction and presentation. This tutorial contained high quality videos with clear content presentation. The pace of the content was challenging, but not too fast. I appreciated that the projects were concise and focused. It would be helpful to have some aspects of the project that accessed previously learned information.
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kiara_ottogalli

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Awesome Introduction to JavaScript Control Structures. This course is really good. I really enjoyed how the topics were explained and loved all the examples.
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melozipp

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6 years, 6 months ago
Excelent javascript road trip 2 course! Great web design is a marriage of the arts and computer science. JavaScript plays a key role in the science of creating effective websites..
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rtm

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Give option to view the codeschool "answer" after completing a challenge in the popup. At that point change the misleading "buy answer" to "view answer." Make the wrapup page more easily accessible from My Account nav. This goes for all wrapups for all courses. Great course!
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ash_skywalker10

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Covers the basics in a concise and educational manner. I've learnt these concepts over the years through different sources but this is the first time where one singular course has taught me the basics of javascript so well and drilled it in my head, and the well thought out questions and hints really help out
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intercoder

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Course was great, but it made me hate trains, since it started to get challenging around that part with the for loops, the if statements within those loops, etc. But it was a great course!! Probably will retake it a later time so i can master the loops.
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basvane

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Very nice course, very clear and well done. The only thing I sometimes miss is an explanation WHY certain stuff exists. For example: first, we learn about the 'while'-loop, and later we learn about the 'for'-loop, which apparently does exactly the same, but in a different way. So why would I ever use the while loop again? That kind of stuff.
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sealocal

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6 years, 6 months ago
You could review each challenge description for uses of the words "amount" and "number". "Number of rangers" is grammatically correct, as opposed to "amount of rangers." It's a little distracting for the grammar police who are learning to code. Awesome course, though!
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pablolmiranda

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
I did the emberJS course and it is great to have the video and the editor in the same screen when necessary. Could you please try to do the same with this and other courses? This will be a huge improvement in terms of user experience.
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rhafernik

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6 years, 6 months ago
Folks: In the last exercise of JavaScript Road Trip Part 2, I used "instanceof" rather than "typeof", because I prefer actually compare types, rather than turning types into strings and comparing those. Just a personal thing, not a big deal. Your interpreter, however, doesn't seem to recognize the "instanceof" operator and I was hung up for a few minutes on an "Unexpected token ')'" error from the interpreter. As I said, not a big deal, but you might want to consider fixing it. ~rob
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ssn51

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6 years, 6 months ago
Nice Trip. Please, have a look: < Level 5.2 The Desert Of Declration page 28 , missed ' { ' before ' eCount++' > ???
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pbskidd

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6 years, 6 months ago
A great refresher. The course was clear and easy to follow. It covered many nuances of the material and layered concepts without becoming messy. Also, the interface worked well all the way through. There were no bugs to hinder you from completing the work.
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rlm21

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6 years, 6 months ago
I enjoy learning with codeschool ad these lessons are no exception...I enjoyed it alot
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mikalchawdry

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6 years, 6 months ago
As a beginner to programming in general, I thought that this course provided the right level of depth and complexity. The concepts covered were well explained and easy to follow. Would love it if code school introduced (optional) hard code challenges for those who want to be stretched. Can't wait to dive into part 3 of this road trip!
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ashlynn

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6 years, 6 months ago
great course. I loved it.
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xchin

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Learning is Fun-duh-mental. Great stuff, all around. From the train theme to the outtakes. Really solid approach. I enjoy the rewards system as well. Buying answers gives one the option to move on, but the greedy factor pushes you for more trial and error in your development and that facilitates learning. Also must commend the use of pseudo code slides prior to actual dev code, this helps a n00b understand js from a human interaction as opposed to a code writing robot. Must refuel now...
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lequanghai

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Great lecture but the challenges should be more challenging. I have followed several courses on codeacademy and eloquentjavascript but none of them helped me understand about function as smooth as codeschool. Your lectures are superb and i really love the idea of expressing in pure English first before writing code. However, I believe the challenges should be a bit harder. some are still too easy. Anw, Great job so far
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vin65team

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Straight forward but too easy. I know that this course if for beginners but you should test them to look up more on their own and give less hints as to how to solve the task at hand. Maybe have a section before they code that gets them to write sudocode for the task at hand.
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markfeeneysage

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
This course was still too basic and slow for anyone switching from another language It might be worth flagging courses as being aimed at complete programming novices or else people with some previous programming experience in another language. In particular, anyone with C++ or Java will have gained little from Part 1 or Part 2 of the JavaScript Road Trip. There are some useful bits, but with the pace won't make it easy for these students to concentrate enough to spot them.
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suvirj

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6 years, 6 months ago
Perfect. Was looking for a refresher in javascript. This is perfect for that.
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Deepak_Sahu

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6 years, 6 months ago
Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Felt like playing a computer game. The course was addictive. I had a BLAST !!
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noreenwu

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6 years, 6 months ago
Loved it. It was fun and efficient and gave me the information I needed! Thanks!
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dhanson

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6 years, 6 months ago
Javascript Road Trip Part 2 is great. Good work on this tutorial! I thought the examples were explained very clearly. Each lesson was easy to follow and they progressed at a good rate through the technical aspects of JS. Thank you for helping me learn these areas of JS.
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fabiobracht

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Couldn't be happier. This was the first course I took as an officially enrolled student, and I gotta say, in all honesty, that was a well spent 30 bucks. I come from Codecademy, where I exhausted their JavaScript lessons, but here on CodeSchool I truly feel like I'm learning, flexing those brain-muscles and coming up with my own thinking and problem-solving, whereas on Codecademy I felt like I was merely typing. As I described to a friend: Codecademy feels like copying from the blackboard and trying to memorize, while CodeCademy feels like having classes with a cool teacher that really makes you understand your concepts then challenges you to use them on challenges. It's very cool, I will be definitely sticking around for the rest of the JavaScript path – then probably some Ruby!
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thoughtquery

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Jason Millhouse is an awesome instructor, He makes the material fun and funny because he Isn't bland or scarry like that guy that teaches from treehouse (I'm not at treehouse at all because that guy is so lame ) Some of the questions I got frustrated on because I do not believe that the questions aptly described what I was supposed to do. I overcame that and did not buy any answers except for the the one where the + " " \+ was in the middle of the [0] [1], I tried all sorts of combinations of " " marks and the video had not let me know how I could deal with multiple indices in the array I was accessing and what the rules were with that so I had to buy the damn answer which pissed me off as that was the only one that made me and I could have got it had I been prepared for it and had a refference. Other than that I really really enjoyed the course and i think my brain is expanding and 1/8 of an inch after each one. Please make Millhous... Jason Millhouse is an awesome instructor, He makes the material fun and funny because he Isn't bland or scarry like that guy that teaches from treehouse (I'm not at treehouse at all because that guy is so lame ) Some of the questions I got frustrated on because I do not believe that the questions aptly described what I was supposed to do. I overcame that and did not buy any answers except for the the one where the + " " \+ was in the middle of the [0] [1], I tried all sorts of combinations of " " marks and the video had not let me know how I could deal with multiple indices in the array I was accessing and what the rules were with that so I had to buy the damn answer which pissed me off as that was the only one that made me and I could have got it had I been prepared for it and had a refference. Other than that I really really enjoyed the course and i think my brain is expanding and 1/8 of an inch after each one. Please make Millhouse do more courses and please keep adding courses as I am flying through them and will certianly need more. After every review I will also ask that you guys make a course on actually moving into the field of development and finding work, creating a portfolio, actually creating programs that companies are using, what kind of javascript and or any subject of the matter companies are using, and so forth. Thanks!
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ashenafi

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Excellent beginner level course. I love the overall experience of the course, High quality videos, excellent structure and most of all it is really fun .On to part 3 and jquery .. :)
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arrjcee

None/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 6 months ago
Awesome awesome course! This is absolutely the best resource for JavaScript that I have found online. Presents the material in a fun, engaging way at the perfect pace. The use of slides and videos is the perfect style, and the coding challenges are very comprehensive unlike quizzes elsewhere. They really help you get a hold on the material!
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dylanbfox

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6 years, 6 months ago
Really solid course. I'm an intermediate developer, looking to get a refresher on Javascript, and thought this course was very good. It didn't spend too much time on the simple programming concepts, which a lot of other learning platforms do. Instead, the course jumped right into the beef. I liked that assumptive approach lot. The only thing I would recommend is a few more exercises per level. The videos are absolutely fantastic, but it would be nice to spend some more time actually coding each level.
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estebanf

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6 years, 6 months ago
Good basic stuff. Very basic but very complete
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