Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mini-Blog: How To Learn Basic JavaScript - CodeAcademy.com

I just came across a new site today - it's called CodeAcademy.com and it's a really cool little concept. It walks you though some very basic exercises that teach you how to write your own JavaScript.

Oh, and it's 100% FREE.

The thing that makes this site different than others that just describe how JavaScript works (and there are some excellent ones like my favorite: w3schools.com), is that this entire site is based on having you actually type JavaScript commands into a window and check your results.

It starts out gentle with teaching you how to get the length of a string by typing: "bob".length into a single-line console-like window - to which it returns 3.

As you move through the exercises - you "graduate" to a multi-line editor that you can code in (very similar to the Eclipse JavaScript editor - including code coloring).

Now, if you already know a bunch of JavaScript - this site won't really help you a lot, but if you've never written a line of JavaScript and you're script-curious - this is definitely a great place to start!

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