3 Fantastic JavaScript Class Options

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Are you looking for a good JavaScript class?

Here are 3 fantastic options:

#1 – Skillshare Courses

Are you an active learner? Do you prefer to learn by doing? Then Skillshare is a fantastic place to find a good JavaScript course.

Every Skillshare class is project-based, so you learn by actually building something. Skillshare has over 25,000 classes, taught by professionals from companies like GitHub, Spotify, and Netflix.

Here are 2 of my favorite JavaScript class options on Skillshare:

If you’re a beginner looking to ease into the world of JavaScript, look no further than Chris Dixon’s JavaScript: Gentle Introduction for Beginners.

JavaScript Class - Gentle Introduction for Beginners

As the name implies, Chris’ course eases you into the world of JavaScript. At just an hour and 15 minutes, the course will get you up and running quickly.

If you’re looking for something more in depth, Kalob Taulien’s JavaScript Essentials: From Nothing to Ninja is excellent.

Cost: FREE for 2 Months – ($8.25/month thereafter)
Notable Feature: Project-Based learning
Time to Complete: 1+ hour per course

At over 7 hours, Kalob’s class gives you a thorough foundation on everything from basic syntax to best practices for building complex applications.

#2 – General Assembly

General Assembly’s self-paced JavaScript Circuit isn’t cheap, but it more than justifies the price with hands-on training and 1-on-1 mentorship.

JavaScript Class - General Assembly

Industry experts recognize General Assembly as a leading career accelerator because the quality of the instruction is excellent.

Cost: $1250
Notable Feature: 1-on-1 Mentorship
Time to Complete: 10 Weeks

During the course, you’ll complete multiple projects and meet with a professional programmer to mentor you through the process.

#3 – The DIY JavaScript Class

If you prefer flexibility and don’t need structure, then rolling your own JavaScript class may be the best option for you.

Cost: Free
Notable Feature: Endless Googling
Time to Complete: Very Flexible; Beware of rabbit holes

I recommend starting with these two resources:

  • CodecademyCodecademy’s Intro to JavaScript walks you through syntax basics with easy-to-use examples.
  • Eloquent JavaScript – If a book is more your speed, the online version of Eloquent JavaScript is fantastic and up-to-date.

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