Learning JavaScript

Thoughts on How to Learn JavaScript properly.

I’ve tried following JavaScript tutorials before, but I usually found them too focused on lectures or too heavy on practical exercises with little information on the why’s and how’s. I could never seem to find a good balance in any tutorial I worked with. But about a month and a half ago I stumbled onto a post on javascriptissexy.com entitled “How to Learn JavaScript Properly”. I decided to do as suggested in the tutorial and follow the steps exactly as they’re outlined. It was only about a week and a half ago that I purchased the second book, but my impression so far has been really positive. I’ve learned more in the past two weeks about JavaScript then I have in the previous two years combined. It’s coming down to 3 main points: following directions, taking the time, and having persistence.

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