JavaScript

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Codecademy online courses
Codeacademy knows how much people rely on their phones in everyday life. This is why they have created an app that teaches you programming basics so you can learn right from your smartphone. The app is known as Hour of Code, and in just one hour you can allow yourself to interactively explore how to create code. Free online classes are also offered to expand your knowledge and sharpen your coding skills. Just take Michael Perry, for example. When he founded GVING, which offers loyalty prog...
Codeacademy knows how much people rely on their phones in everyday life. This is why they have created an app that teaches you programming basics so you can learn right from your smartphone. The app is known as Hour of Code, and in just one hour you can allow yourself to interactively explore how to create code. Free online classes are also offered to expand your knowledge and sharpen your coding skills. Just take Michael Perry, for example. When he founded GVING, which offers loyalty programs for businesses, he needed to learn code, and fast. Through Codeacademy, he was able to create his own app for his organization. Receive feedback, earn completion badges, publish your own courses, and show off your progress to other users. Learn through your smartphone with interactive exercises or with online courses to tackle everything there is to know about coding.

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Course Description

JavaScript is the programming language of the web. It's one of the most popular and in demand skills in today's job market for good reason. JavaScript not only enables you to add powerful interactions to websites, but is also the foundation of a lot of commonly used libraries (like jQuery) and frameworks (like AngularJS, ReactJS and NodeJS). As a web developer, it is essential that you have a solid understanding of this versatile language.

This course will teach what the most fundamental programming concepts are and how to use them. You'll learn about data types, functions, loops, control flow, and objects. In the end, you'll get a chance to put everything together to build your own game!

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7/10 starsCompleted
  • 116 reviews
  • 107 completed
6 years ago
I took this course back in 2012 when Codeacademy first came out. The course consists purely of text explanations and an interactive programming environment to write and run JavaScript. It's not a bad intro to Javascript, but exercies can get a bit tedious and the lack of video lectures makes it a bit impersonal, and it doesn't go beyond the basics. The updated course has a better interactive environment and better exercises than the original; its good to see Codeacademy improving their content.
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4/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 10 months ago
Needs to be broken down further and have better instructions. The instructions ask you to something like a do/while loops without any other information. Some sections supply code when there's no instructions for it. Most do not. So a student like myself wouldn't expect to declare variables since it never asks for it or supplied with it. This makes course difficult and annoying for beginners. I had multiple "syntax" errors although the syntax is correct. It is just missing information.
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2/10 starsDropped
3 years, 11 months ago
If you are a beginner like me, you get stuck very easily with no real help from the system. If you pay for the PRO version, the teachers will make you feel like an idiot.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 completed
4 years ago
I'm taking this partially because I'm prepping for a bootcamp, but Codeacademy offers an incredibly thorough and comprehensive overview of JavaScript. The course goes through the basics of JS syntax up to objects. While I prefer a more interactive format with videos or just reading books, JavaScript is a solid course for those who want to give a primer in this language.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 2 months ago
I think the course is pretty great, but there's a bug that they haven't fixed in a long time, and I can't finish the course. Other than that, this course really helped me learn to code and my coding experience was, and still is, awesome.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 6 months ago
I loved this course! The content is great, Code Academy forum very helpful+ great, hands-on projects at the end of each module. Hope they 'll keep it free for a long, long time! Quite frankly, I am very surprised with these lukewarm reviews here. This course is simply amazing (and I paid to learn JScript somewhere else (unfortunately!) and have discovered this course much later:-( This- Code Academy's JS - and Khan Academy's course in JS are the best there is on the web (plus Derek Banas' tutorials on You Tube.) The best! Combine these three and you 'll learn a lot.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 6 months ago
I loved this course! The content is great, Code Academy forum very helpful+ great, hands-on projects at the end of each module. Hope they 'll keep it free for a long, long time! Quite frankly, I am very surprised with these lukewarm reviews here. This course is simply amazing (and I paid to learn JScript somewhere else (unfortunately!) and have discovered this course much later:-( This- Code Academy's JS - and Khan Academy's course in JS are the best there is on the web (plus Derek Banas' tutorials on You Tube.) The best! Combine these three and you 'll learn a lot.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 7 months ago
Got stuck on a Treehouse challenge, so I went over to Code Academy to try a different way. It got really challenging toward the end, but I really liked how incrementally the courses added new content. It did sometimes get tedious because of the text instructions, but it was doable. And, I thought there was the right amount of help to figuring it out on your own. And the forum was helpful.
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7/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 10 months ago
I completed this course approx. 2 years ago. This course is good and funny game how to introduce yourself to javascript programming.
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 5 reviews
  • 3 completed
6 years ago
This is a good introductory course in javascript. The user is exposed to the different aspects of the language... and it is free! So all in all a good deal.
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7/10 starsCompleted
  • 30 reviews
  • 18 completed
6 years, 4 months ago
A very basic introduction to JavaScript. Codecademy is great about letting you practice new material enough to absorb it, and it's no different here. Disappointingly, the class doesn't really get into the web-specific uses of JavaScript, which after all, is the bread and butter of the language. To be fair, they do have a JQuery course that goes into the DOM stuff in greater depth. That one also provides you with more visual gratification for your programming. With limited time, that may be a more worthwhile choice. Still, if you want to learn Javascript more fully, this is a good first start, but it should be taken in conjunction with further courses that will let you put your new skills to the test.
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