Deciding how to bone up on JavaScript before next semester

I’m going to start by saying, there are not enough hours in a day to do EVERYTHING I love to do. That being said, I have to carve out time to bone up on JavaScript ahead of the next class in the Web Design Professional Certificate program I’m enrolled in. I know my skill set is woefully lacking in JavaScript and addressing it now is my goal, ahead of classes starting in the fall.

If I lived in San Francisco, I’m sure I’d be taking the coding bootcamp at HackReactor, pretty darn sure! As I’m reading their blog, I came upon a post about preparing for their code challenge during the first part of their admissions process.

You’ll want to know what an object, function, and array are, and you should be able to create a basic version of each one. CodeAcademy and many other sites provide sandboxes to write code and see what it does.

Now here is something I can sink your teeth into and use as hard metrics in determining if I’m ready for JavaScript. As luck would have it, I’m making my way through the JavaScript Track on CodeAcademy and I just picked up the Eloquent JavaScript book mentioned in the post.

Finishing the JavaScript track on CodeAcademy (25% complete), along with taking the JS 101: JavaScript for Beginners class with Girl Develop It and getting a few PluralSight and videos in this summer may be just what I need to learn more about it. Online Courses

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