Getting Started with JavaScript, v2

Brand new & taught by JavaScript legend Kyle Simpson, this 2.5 hour course teaches the three pillars of JavaScript: types/coercion, scope/closure, and this/prototypes.

Created by: Kyle Simpson

Produced in 2019

What you will learn

  • Everything you need to start creating graphic experiences using JavaScript and p5.js.
  • JS building blocks like objects, functions, loops, etc.
  • Create a bouncing ball using shapes and colors.
  • Object Oriented Programming with ES6.
  • Constructor arguments with classes.
  • Upload media files.
  • Object communication.
  • Much, Much more!

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Overall Score : 76 / 100

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Course Description

Want to learn to code using JavaScript? This is a great place to start! In this course, you'll start out with a tour of the basic building blocks programming like variables, loops, functions and operations. Then, you'll go through the three main pillars of JavaScript: Types and Coercion for comparing values and converting between types, Scope and Closure for knowing where variables can be accessed, and JavaScript's "this" and Prototype system for dynamic context. This course and others like it are available as part of the Frontend Masters video subscription.

Instructor Details

Kyle Simpson

Kyle Simpson is Director of Web Futures at Getify Solutions, where he envisions and evangelizes what’s next for Open Web technologies, especially JS. He writes, speaks, teaches, and codes OSS. Developers have watched over 700,000 hours of Kyle’s courses here on Frontend Masters!



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By ronstarcool on 8/17/2017

i had frontend master for a month. but i hate it.i need to do something, not just watch boring videos from others. no matter how good they are.

By MetaSemaphore on 9/28/2018

Frontend Masters courses definitely skew toward intermediate/advanced, and they are almost wholly focused on the JS ecosystem (as the name suggests). What I have found most helpful about them is that almost all the teachers are senior devs at leading companies, so their workflows and techniques are very much based in that production mindset. They go a lot deeper than most other sources and usually show tips/tricks/tools/coding styles that feel more pragmatic and scalable.

By Hariharan S on 5/22/2018

FEM is fantastic course content with workshops conducted by experts. They also frequently conduct workshops to update outdated content as javascript land is ever changing.

By Madison Kanna on 9/14/2017

Ive been a student of Frontend Masters for a few months and I absolutely love their course.

By Seno Sulharyadi on 9/4/2016

I could say learning JS from FrontEnd Masters is a good place to start. They have various topic of JS, Node, etc. The quality of the video is good, there is an exercise on each lesson and there is an exercise zip file you can download so you can see their code and practice.The only cons is the price of the subscription. It is really expensive for me.

By PAWEL GRZYBEK on 1/16/2016

If you prefer to watch than read, Frontend Masters is a great place to start. Its a collection of videos recorded during lessons made by JavaScript gurus. Tutors include the legendary Douglas Crockford (he is much better with Javascript than design of his website may suggest!), mentioned above Kyle Simpson or Jafar Husain from Netflix.