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Can I learn JavaScript in 2 days?

January 14, 2023 | Javascript

If you are here to learn how to program in JavaScript in two days, you might be disappointed with most of the advice on the Internet about programming. This is the question that always comes to everyone’s mind. Nowadays we are living in the 21st century where computers are everywhere and every technology is used for a purpose. So the question is if we can learn programming in few days?

You probably know other programmers who say “I learned programming in two days!”, and they seem to have learned it in two days. I doubt that they really did it though, and it’s hard to tell, because it’s hard to learn, even if you have a perfect environment to learn in.

However, JavaScript learning timeline really depends on your background knowledge of computers and programming languages. If you have a vast experience in other programming languages, especially C-based programming languages, you might be able to jump start with a basic JavaScript code in two days. You can copy/paste some code and make it work in a mater of hours. But as you probably expected deep knowledge of JavaScript programming requires more than just a few days.

If you were to take a look at some of the tutorials that are available to you this moment, you’ll probably get discouraged by the amount of knowledge you will have to learn to implement any useful application from scratch.

If you really want to learn programming, then start doing it now. This article will give you the basics to help you understand what you will need to know to learn JavaScript programming.

In fact, the JavaScript programming language is a very simple language to learn. Learning it will teach you a great deal about how the web’s technologies — JavaScript, HTML, and CSS — work together. It is like a carpenter’s apprentice, who can use a very simple set of tools to easily build cabinets, tables and chairs. Or they can use a different set of more precise tools to build much more complex structural buildings.

JavaScript is an event driven language. It has some features of procedural languages but it is very different. JavaScript is a very powerful and flexible
language. JavaScript is usually considered a client side language. When JavaScript runs it runs a script. In a script it reads the variables, looks through its list of functions and sees what to do. It then loops through each function and performs the function.

JavaScript learning path

JavaScript learning path or JavaScript curriculum is the sequence of courses one should take to learn the basics of JavaScript. The basic goal of a JavaScript learning path is to get everyone up to speed on the basics of JavaScript and then move on to higher-level topics and more advanced material with JavaScript in mind.

1. Get comfortable with JavaScript. There is a lot of JavaScript resources out there, it can be confusing at first, but start with a few basics and a good editor to get yourself familiar with the language. Some of the topics that you should cover are as follows: Basic Operators, Strings, Variables, Basic Functions, Looping, Objects, Event Handlers, Object Oriented Programming.

2. Get familiar with the Document Object Model (DOM). Most web-based applications have a good amount of code involved in manipulating a DOM, so it’s a good place to start.

3. Learn about the JavaScript language features, like built-in functions. You’d be surprised at how many things you can do in JavaScript using features of the language – it’s not just simple arithmetic and if/else statements.

4. Try your hand at some basic examples. Create your own little code snippets, this will help you speed up the learning.

5. Read some good JavaScript book, like “JavaScript: The Definitive Guide”. This is a book by David Flanagan who I think is very sensible in his approach and has a lot of good practical advice.

6. Start coding again. Get more creative (and more productive) by starting a JavaScript application of your own – it’s a lot of fun.

7. Try out JavaScript frameworks. Don’t get hung up on the latest and greatest, there are times for everything. Get yourself up to date with the libraries and frameworks that are out there.

Then you should keep reading, learning, testing, learning, testing. Don’t get discouraged. If you keep going this way, your journey will be much easier and more fun. Even if it’s not quite possible to learn JavaScript or any other programming language in particular in two days it’s not a reason not to start learning now.