Introduction to JavaScript

Introduction to JavaScript

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16
636 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

You may already know how to use HTML and CSS to create websites. If so, you're ready to add more power to your programming with JavaScript. This programming language lets you add interactivity to your pages by creating features such as buttons, picture carousels, and collapsible panels to your Web pages.

The course begins with the basics of JavaScript code and then moves on to more advanced topics. You'll learn how to define what happens when a user clicks a button or presses a key on your pages, and see how JavaScript enables your pages to make "if . . . then . . . else" decisions about what to do based on circumstances. You'll also get a chance to try out loops and timers to create animation effects. Throughout the course, you'll get plenty of hands-on practice to give you the experience you need to really understand how JavaScript works.

And since no JavaScript course would be complete without a discussion of jQuery, we cover it as well. This free "write less, do more" JavaScript library has become virtually synonymous with modern Web and mobile app development. By the end of the course, you'll understand how to use jQuery to catapult your basic JavaScript knowledge to incredible new heights.

This course assumes students already know HTML and CSS. JavaScript is always used with these two programming languages, not as an alternative to them.

About The Instructor

Alan Simpson

With over 100 published books to his name, award-winning author Alan Simpson is widely regarded as a computer and Internet guru. His books have been published throughout the world in over a dozen languages. Alan is a seasoned veteran of the computer industry, and his books and online courses cover virtually all aspects of the computer industry, including Web development, operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, programming, networking, and security.

Review

I have struggled for years to be able to include JavaScript on my pages without stealing code off of the web and then adapting it for my own purposes. I've read books, taken classes, online tutorials, etc. This class is really making me happy. I purposely type all of the code out myself so that my brain can get used to each piece of code. What's really super helpful is how you explain each line individually so that I can get a grasp of the individual pieces of functionality before I move on. It's working! I'm understanding it and I love it! Thank you so much!

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