Top Resources to Learn JavaScript

Published Dec 2, 2021

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What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is a scripting or programming language that allows you to implement complex features on web pages — every time a web page does more than just sit there and display static information for you to look at — displaying timely content updates, interactive maps, animated 2D/3D graphics, scrolling video jukeboxes, etc. — you can bet that JavaScript is probably involved. It is the third layer of the layer cake of standard web technologies, which the other two are HTML and CSS.

Resources

YouTube

Luckily, the internet has no lack of free resources for people who want to become experts in coding. YouTube is a great place to start.

FreeCodeCamp

FreeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization that consists of an interactive learning web platform, an online community forum, chat rooms, online publications and local organizations that intend to make learning web development accessible to anyone.

MDN Web Docs

MDN Web Docs (formerly MDN) was first launched by Mozilla around 2005, and has grown from humble beginnings to being one of the most popular web development resources on the web today. It now boasts over 13 million page views per month, a strong ecosystem of documentation and data, and a lively community of contributors. It is used every day by professional web developers to do their jobs, and by students to learn new skills.

JavaScript30

Beginner to Intermediate developers and designers who want to become comfortable with both JavaScript fundamentals and working in the DOM without a library.

JavaScript.info

Learn JavaScript from the basics to advanced topics with simple yet detailed explanations. As the name implies, this website's tutorials are focused on JavaScript only.

Summary

JavaScript forms the foundation of almost everything you see on the Internet. JavaScript is also among the most powerful and flexible programming languages of the web. It powers the dynamic behavior on most websites, including this one.