Learning JavaScript (Premium)

Paul Thurrott
Learning JavaScript

I spend a lot of time exploring programming languages. This year, I’m focusing on JavaScript, the language used to create web apps.

JavaScript is controversial for a variety of reasons—it’s loosely-typed, for starters, for the developers in the audience—but there’s no real avoiding it. Regardless, I feel like JavaScript is about as easy to learn as any programming language can be. And since it’s truly universal, you don’t need special tools—or a special/expensive kind of computer—to learn the language. In fact, all you need to get started is a web browser. So you could even do this on Chromebook.

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