Cut through the noise and get real results with a step-by-step approach to beginner JavaScript development
Key Features
A structured, straightforward introduction to JavaScript for beginners
A JavaScript tutorial with step-by-step exercises and activities that help build key skills
Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms
Use your physical print copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition
Book Description
You already know you want to learn JavaScript, and a smarter way to learn JavaScript is to learn by doing. The JavaScript Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can develop cutting-edge applications for web, mobile and desktop users. Alongside knowledge of HTML and CSS, JavaScript is a key skill for those looking to enter professional web development. You’ll learn from real examples that lead to real results.
Throughout The JavaScript Workshop, you’ll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understanding JavaScript code. You won’t have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you’re short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning about functional programming and unit testing. It’s your choice. Learning on your terms, you’ll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding.
Every physical print copy of The JavaScript Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you’ll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive content updates. You’ll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It’s a premium learning experience that’s included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your JavaScript book.
Fast-paced and direct, The JavaScript Workshop is the ideal companion for JavaScript beginners. You’ll build and iterate on your JavaScript coding skills like a real software developer, learning along the way. This process means that you’ll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead.
What you will learn
Learn how you can work with JavaScript to develop for the modern web
Discover ways to write clean and maintainable JavaScript code
Learn how to use unit testing to write bug free and stable JavaScript code
Simplify your workflow with package managers like Gulp, Grunt, and Webpack
Improve the performance of your web applications with server-side JavaScript
Explore ways to access and process external resources within your JavaScript application
Who this book is for
Our goal at Packt is to help you be successful, in whatever it is you choose to do. The JavaScript Workshop is an ideal JavaScript tutorial for the JavaScript beginner who is just getting started. Pick up a Workshop today, and let Packt help you develop skills that stick with you for life.
Table of Contents
Getting to Know JavaScript
Working with JavaScript
Programming Fundamentals
JavaScript Libraries and Frameworks
Beyond the Fundamentals
Understanding Core Concepts
Popping the Hood
Browser APIs
Working with Node.js
Accessing External Resources
Creating Clean and Maintainable Code
Using Next-Generation JavaScript
JavaScript Programming Paradigms
Understanding Functional Programming
Asynchronous Tasks