Learn JavaScript

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4+ Hours of Video Instruction

JavaScript started as a basic language for performing simple computations on web pages, but it’s now become one of the most popular—if not the most popular—programming language. Over the past few years, it’s become possible to do pretty much anything using only JavaScript: We can write entire front-end applications using React, Angular, or Vue. We can create JavaScript servers using Node.js. We can make JavaScript-driven desktop apps using Electron. We can even develop mobile apps in JavaScript using React Native. In other words, JavaScript has become the common tongue of the software-development world, making it possible for a single developer with a single programming language to build programs that only a few years ago would have required an entire department.

Join Shaun Wassell and take a journey into the universe of modern JavaScript. This LiveLessons offers manageable, thorough, step-by-step guides to learning and mastering modern JavaScript.


Learn JavaScript LiveLessons gives first-time JavaScript users what they need to become successful developers. Shaun Wassell offers a modern, full-fledged introduction to JavaScript. In particular, the viewer will learn the modern syntax of JavaScript: ES6. Shaun delivers step-by-step guidance that will take the learner from the basic syntax and concepts of JavaScript, all the way through the more advanced concepts that are covered in technical interviews.

About the Instructor

Shaun Wassell's goal is to create a world where people are empowered to use programming as a way to solve meaningful problems, a world where writing code is just as natural for most people as walking or breathing. To make this a reality, he has dedicated the past few years to helping people learn and master software development skills through video courses for LinkedIn Learning, Pearson live training sessions, and one-on-one tutoring. Shaun has been programming since he was a kid, when creating video games was his gateway into the world of software. Since then, he’s been fortunate enough to be a contributing member on many amazing software projects and work with some incredible mentors along the way.

Skill Level
  • Beginning to Intermediate
What You Will Learn
  • Learn modern JavaScript from the ground up
  • Build a basic server using JavaScript and Node.js
  • Master the best practices of modern JavaScript
  • Write high-quality, readable code
  • Skillfully answer technical interview questions
  • Write and run modern JavaScript programs
  • Learn how to take advantage of recent language additions
  • Master the finer points of JavaScript ES6+
Who Should Take This Course
  • Junior software developers
  • Software engineers
  • Full-stack developers
  • Front-end developers
  • Back-end developers
Course Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of how programming works
  • Some experience with command line (not required)

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Learn JavaScript: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: What Is JavaScript?
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Learn what you can do with JavaScript
    3. 1.2 Take a look at JavaScript's features
    4. 1.3 Learn the pros and cons of JavaScript
    5. 1.4 Learn the JavaScript dialects and browser compatibility
    6. 1.5 Running code using a REPL
    7. 1.6 Learn basic JavaScript syntax
  3. Lesson 2: Learn the 8 JavaScript Data Types
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Learn the 8 data types
    3. 2.2 Learn about JavaScript's "Number" type
    4. 2.3 Learn about JavaScript's "String" type
    5. 2.4 Learn about JavaScript's "Boolean" type
    6. 2.5 Learn about JavaScript's "Object" type
    7. 2.6 Learn about arrays in JavaScript
    8. 2.7 Learn about JavaScript's "Function" type
    9. 2.8 Learn about JavaScript's "Undefined" type
    10. 2.9 Learn about JavaScript's "BigInt" type
    11. 2.10 Learn about JavaScript's "Symbol" type
  4. Lesson 3: Learn Basic JavaScript Control Flow
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Learn about equality in JavaScript
    3. 3.2 Learn about If statements in JavaScript
    4. 3.3 Learn about For Loops in JavaScript (For-in and For-of)
    5. 3.4 Learn about While Loops in JavaScript (while and do-while)
    6. 3.5 Handling and throwing errors in JavaScript
    7. 3.6 Learn about Switch-Case Blocks in JavaScript
    8. 3.7 Learn about Ternary Operators in JavaScript
    9. 3.8 Learn the difference between block-scoped and function-scoped variables
  5. Lesson 4: Object-Oriented Programming in JavaScript
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Learn about JavaScript classes
    3. 4.2 Learn about Prototype-Based Inheritance
    4. 4.3 Using the "This" keyword in JavaScript
  6. Lesson 5: Working with Objects, Arrays, and Functions in JavaScript
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Use built-in Object Functions
    3. 5.2 Use built-in Array Functions
  7. Lesson 6: Learn JavaScript ES6+ Syntax
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Write functions using Arrow syntax
    3. 6.2 Set default values for function arguments
    4. 6.3 Learn about the "spread operator"
    5. 6.4 Use object destructuring to get object properties
    6. 6.5 Use Interpolation to insert data into strings
    7. 6.6 Learn the Import and Export code in JavaScript
  8. Lesson 7: Write and Run a JavaScript Program
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Learn about writing and running JavaScript programs
    3. 7.2 Write a JavaScript program for the browser
    4. 7.3 Move JavaScript to an external script
    5. 7.4 Install Node.js and NPM
    6. 7.5 Write a Node script
    7. 7.6 Use Babel to transpile code
  9. Lesson 8: Work with Asynchronous Code in JavaScript
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Use callbacks to handle asynchronous operations
    3. 8.2 Learn about Promises
    4. 8.3 Use Async and Await to make asynchronous code readable
  10. Lesson 9: Create a Web Server with JavaScript
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Learn the basics of writing a Node server
    3. 9.2 Create and set up a Node.js project
    4. 9.3 Create and run a basic Express server
    5. 9.4 Create and test a GET endpoint
    6. 9.5 Read a file with the 'fs' package
    7. 9.6 Create and test a POST endpoint
  11. Lesson 10: Learn JavaScript Best Practices
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Use ESLint to ensure code style
    3. 10.2 Ensure Immutability in JavaScript programs
    4. 10.3 Avoid Loops when working with arrays
  12. Summary
    1. Learn JavaScript: Summary

Product information

  • Title: Learn JavaScript
  • Author(s): Shaun Wassell
  • Release date: April 2020
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0136752896