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Course Name : JavaScript: Understanding the Weird Parts


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Course Description

Course DescriptionJavascript is the language that modern developers need to know, and know well. Truly knowing Javascript will get you a job, and enable you to build quality web and server applications.NOTE: This course includes information on ECMAScript 6 (ES6) the next version of Javascript!In this course you will gain a deep understanding of Javascript,learn how Javascript works under the hood, and how that knowledge helps you avoid common pitfalls anddrastically improve your ability to debug problems. You will find clarity in the parts that others, even experienced coders, may find weird, odd, and at times incomprehensible. You'll learn the beauty and deceptive power of this language that is at the forefront of modern software development today.This course will cover such advanced concepts asobjects and object literals, function expressions, prototypical inheritance, functional programming, scope chains, function constructors (plus new ES6 features), immediately invoked function expressions (IIFEs), call, apply, bind, and more.We'll takea deep dive into the source code of popular frameworkssuch as jQuery and Underscore to see how you can use your understanding of Javascript to learn (and borrow) from other's good code.Finally, you'll learn the foundations of how tobuild your own Javascript framework or library.What you'll learn in this course willmake you a better Javascript developer, and improve your abilities in AngularJS, NodeJS, jQuery, React, Ember, MongoDB, and all other Javascript-based technologies!Learn to love Javascript, and code in it well.Note: In this course you'll also get downloadable source code. You will often be provided with 'starter' code, giving you the base for you to start writing your code, and 'finished' code to compare your code to.

What am I going to get from this course?

Grasp how Javascript works and it's fundamental conceptsWrite solid, good Javascript codeUnderstand advanced concepts such as closures, prototypal inheritance, IIFEs, and much more.Drastically improve your ability to debug problems in Javascript.Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes other Javascript coders makeUnderstand the source code of popular Javascript frameworksBuild your own Javascript framework or library

What are the requirements?

Basic Javascript knowledge (variables, loops, and basic functions - that's all the course expects you to know!)A browser and text editor

What is the target audience?

Those with basic Javascript skills who wish to improveExperienced coders coming from other programming languagesNew and experienced Javascript coders who want to deepen their understanding of the languageAnyone who has found concepts just as object prototypes, closures, and other advanced concepts difficult to learnThose who have suffered surprising errors while writing Javascript, and want to learn why and how to avoid themThose interested in building their own frameworks, or being better able to learn from the source code of other well-known frameworks and libraries

Instructor Biography

Anthony Alicea

Software Developer, Architect, and UX Designer