Learn Javascript with zero prior programming experience

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create programs to sort through thousands of lines of data and find a thief (fictional)

Effectively use recursion (loops) and conditional (if/else) programming commands

Clock5 hours (1hr video content)
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Absolute beginners welcome! Did you know that programming has one of the highest dropout rates of all undergraduate majors? When approached in the wrong way, learning Javascript can be an incredibly frustrating process. In this guided project, we’ll draw upon 40 years of research into the best ways to introduce new programming concepts in an enjoyable but rapid manner. Many courses with titles like "Javascript for Beginners" really mean “Javascript for people who know other programming languages but are beginners at Javascript." This guided project will include introductory programming activities that have been extensively researched to provide you the best possible foundation for learning to program using Javascript. More importantly, it's designed to give beginner learners a firm enough foundation in programming that they can feel confident creating their own unique programs from scratch. By the end, you'll be writing your own programs to solve a challenging mystery using complex Javascript loops and conditionals.

Skills you will develop

Web DevelopmentFront-End Web DevelopmentEcmascriptJavaScriptComputer Programming

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Paint grid squares using a visual programming environment (Concepts)

  2. Use loops and conditionals within a visual programming environment (Concepts)

  3. Debugging: knowing what to do when things go wrong (Skills)

  4. Use loops and conditionals in a professional coding tool (Skills)

  5. Working with data: arrays and objects (Concepts)

  6. Apply loops and conditionals to find a thief (Application)

  7. Program your own solution to find a second thief (Final Challenge)

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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