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  1. #1
    JayinMichigan Guest

    Learning Javascript:


    Can anyone suggest to me the quickest way to learn Javascript? Would a (recommended)
    book be the best way, or do you think I'll have to splurge for a class?
    Something else? If it's possible to learn on my own (I just know straight
    up html), then I'd love to do it that way.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

    Jay

  2. #2
    cmoore Guest

    Re: Learning Javascript:


    "JayinMichigan" <lockeja1@aol.com> wrote:
    >
    >Can anyone suggest to me the quickest way to learn Javascript? Would a

    (recommended)
    >book be the best way, or do you think I'll have to splurge for a class?


    >Something else? If it's possible to learn on my own (I just know straight
    >up html), then I'd love to do it that way.
    >
    >Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
    >
    >Jay

    Hi Jay,

    First I should ask if you know any Programming Languages at all? (ie Visual
    Basic, C++, Perl, Delphi...etc) If you don't you might find it hard to learn
    the concepts of JavaScript on your own. However I could be wrong So whether
    you know a Language or not, I did most of my learning from the:

    "SAMS Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24hours" "ISBN: 0672320258"

    And I got a lot of sample code from the following web site:

    http://www.dse.nl/fac/mm/java/madeasy/javascript.html

    There are many, many, many...etc more books out there for JavaScript as well
    as many web sites with sample code for you.

    I hope I was of some help

    Chow!
    Colin Moore
    DFO Canada

  3. #3
    Brian Guest

    Re: Learning Javascript:


    It depends on how much development experience you have and how motivated you
    are. Lots of web development is a combination of VBScript and JavaScript.
    VBScript is considerably easier to use, but can only be used client-side
    in an IE-only environment.

    My advice is based on the assumption that you want to write ASP's/JSP's.

    For client-side internet-development, javascript is the only way to go.
    If the web-server is an NT box, VBScript is preferable for server-side work
    as far as I am concerned, because I am a VB developer.

    My answer is "it depends". If you don't have much development experience
    outside of HTML, you'd be much better off taking a class. I learned ASP
    from reading books, but I have a few years of n-tiered development under
    my belt. "Active Server Pages 3.0 by Example" is an excellent introduction
    (though by no means a complete explanation) of the world of N-tiered web
    development. It's about $25 at Border's or Barnes and Noble. It's heavy
    on teh VBScript side, but you will start to get an idea.

    Another problem you will encounter if you aren't very experienced is the
    web server configuration itself. That's a whole 'nother critter in and of
    itself.

    Hope this helps

    Brian
    "JayinMichigan" <lockeja1@aol.com> wrote:
    >
    >Can anyone suggest to me the quickest way to learn Javascript? Would a

    (recommended)
    >book be the best way, or do you think I'll have to splurge for a class?


    >Something else? If it's possible to learn on my own (I just know straight
    >up html), then I'd love to do it that way.
    >
    >Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
    >
    >Jay



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