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  • Title: A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript: The new approach that uses technology to cut your effort in half
  • Author: Mark Myers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Learn JavaScript with half the effort, aided by technology Master each chapter with free interactive exercises online Live simulation lets you see your practice code run in your browser 2,000 lines of color keyed sample code break it all down into easy to learn chunks Extra help through the rough spots so you re less likely to get stuck Tested on non coders including Learn JavaScript with half the effort, aided by technology Master each chapter with free interactive exercises online.Live simulation lets you see your practice code run in your browser.2,000 lines of color keyed sample code break it all down into easy to learn chunks.Extra help through the rough spots so you re less likely to get stuck.Tested on non coders including the author s technophobe wife Become fluent in all the JavaScript fundamentals, in half the time Display alert messages to the userGather information through promptsManipulate variablesBuild statementsDo mathUse operatorsConcatenate textRun routines based on conditionsCompare valuesWork with arraysRun automated routinesDisplay custom elements on the webpageGenerate random numbersManipulate decimalsRound numbersCreate loopsUse functionsFind the current date and timeMeasure time intervalsCreate a timerRespond to the user s actionsSwap imagesControl colors on the webpageChange any element on the webpageImprovise new HTML markup on the flyUse the webpage DOM structureInsert commentsSituate scripts effectivelyCreate and change objectsAutomate object creationControl the browser s actionsFill the browser window with custom contentCheck forms for invalid entriesDeal with errorsMake a compelling websiteIncrease user friendlinessKeep your user engaged

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    About "Mark Myers"

    1. Mark Myers

      Mark Myers is a former lecturer in the Communications School of Boston University He develops interactive training and websites He holds an A.B from Harvard.His professional focus is on using technology to reduce the effort and tedium of learning, primarily through interactivity He is developing the A Smarter Way to Learn series on programming, a collection of instructional books paired with online interactive exercises He runs the website ASmarterWayToLearn.Mark, his wife Judy, and their three politically active cats live in Taos, NM, where he cooks under the ghostly supervision of Marcella Hazan, reads extensively, plays showboat frisbee once a week, and longs for episodes of Breaking Bad.

    717 thoughts on “A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript: The new approach that uses technology to cut your effort in half”

    1. Just like its HTML/CSS counterpart, I think this book is wonderful as a quick reference guide. It is clear and well organized, and gets straight to the point--code everywhere. Learning by doing is a great strategy, but I feel that for long-term learners, a book like "The Eloquent JavaScript" might be a better start. Still a good buy and I would recommend to others.


    2. Great intro to JavaScript , especially as a first programming languagePros:-Gets you writing code quickly-Includes online practice problems, that if completed, really help you retain the information-Doesn't assume previous programming experience and has clear explanations where needed-Author asks for and responds to feedbackCons:-won't be the only JavaScript book you need, as it doesn't really cover design patterns, or any super in depth stuff-doesn't go over any of the new ES6 stuffThis was my [...]


    3. Good javascript practice. It will seem repetitive, but it forces some common things into memory, and it forces to execute quickly.


    4. Full disclosure: I've been using CodeCademy for a while to learn Javascript when I switched over to this book. So I'm not a total neophyte, but I definitely don't know everything about Javascript. (I also read the last quarter-ish of the book after taking a 6 month coding bootcamp immersive course, so it was all much more familiar.)Written in small portions, the chapters are manageable in under half an hour for the most part. This means that people could conceivably do a chapter a day and finish [...]


    5. Good and basic intro book for JSThis is a great first book for someone who knows absolutely nothing about JavaScript. But I'm not sure such people really exist anymore. For the typical reader, some of this might be too elementary (and a little too repetitive). Still, it's definitely worth going through for the exercises, which are also very repetitive (but that might be a good thing). I would've liked little more coverage of JavaScript, but there are plenty of other books for that.



    6. Woo-hoo! I finally finished this. Three minutes to 00:00 hrs.It contains the very basics such that the more advanced concepts you'll go on to learn elsewhere will be more easily understood. If you're beyond beginner level, you'll probably think it useless. Just as well. Javascript is a pretty knotty language. I'm speaking for myself when I say that.As with any other thing, a solid foundation will pay off dividends. This book is a good start, but only a start.


    7. Probably I / you could learn JS with this book, but this is tightly integrated with the online exercise tool that too often flags responses as incorrect when they are OK, but do not adhere to the specific answer accepted by the program. There are better - much better - books and online resources available for learning JS



    8. If you're a beginner programmer I have no doubt that this book could be of value to learning how to code in JavaScript. What the book has going for it is very clear instructions and breakdown of the example code, as well as practical work to do and explanation of syntax and a style guild. While there were a few editing mistakes I didn't see any code related ones. I'm not quite sure what the author regards as the "smarter way". Unless like the author of Learn Python The Hard Way he simply feels t [...]


    9. I was initially excited at the concept of a book/online exercises combo. In practice, the book was pretty good for a beginner's guide to Javascript, but the online exercises, after about chapter 40 or so, were not up to the task of really teaching you how a javascript program fits together.I had several problems with the exercises: -They were repetitive. All chapters used the same number and type of exercises, even when longer-form exercises would be more appropriate.-The coding of the questions [...]


    10. very helpful, easy to understand and the practice that comes after every chapter really helps you to understand what the chapter is about


    11. This was a solid book for learning syntax, and very basic programming concepts and techniques. It was not very exciting, in that you don't actually build anything useful in the exercises. The format is to read a chapter for 10 minutes, and then do some exercises. Rinse and repeat. Some things feel outdated, while others definitely still hold up. Splice vs. slice was an especially helpful section for me. Would recommend for absolute beginners looking to learn some basic JavaScript syntax!


    12. Good introduction book (html is a prerequisite). Too boring for 5 stars but there is no other good enough options I believe.Pros:- free online interactive exercises (coding practice);- short and sharp chapters;- smart progress line;Cons:- weird design;- pretty tenuous.


    13. The material is interactive. I completed the book and built JavaScript into my personal portfolio website. Excellent approach to learning. The author, Mark, responded to my feedback almost immediately.


    14. i like the way the book starts with but i think the reputation of the exercises question is not good as the book it self is.Recommended to anyone who is already starts to learn JavaScript



    15. The best software learning bookBy far The best way to learn JavaScript (really any intro to coding actually) independently that I have found in a year of looking.




    16. Gets to the point in a short and simple manner. The accompanying online tasks are quite tedious, but nevertheless provides good practice.


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