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How Did You Learn Javascript? by WUdec: 8:05am On Apr 23, 2020
The demand for Front End JavaScript developers keeps rising in the west.

So if you are self-taught, I would like to know how you learnt Javascript, your do's and don'ts, your regrets etc.

Plus if you attended coding bootcamps, please share your experience as well.

Merci
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by tobby20(f): 8:30am On Apr 23, 2020
What's coding bootscamp
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by afuye(m): 8:53am On Apr 23, 2020
WUdec:
The demand for Front End JavaScript developers keeps rising in the west.

So if you are self-taught, I would like to know how you learnt Javascript, your do's and don'ts, your regrets etc.

Plus if you attended coding bootcamps, please share your experience as well.

Merci



i taught myself javascript by devouting 5 hrs a day for one year. consistency is the key not coding today and leaving it till next week

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by WUdec: 10:05am On Apr 23, 2020
afuye:


i taught myself javascript by devouting 5 hrs a day for one year. consistency is the key not coding today and leaving it till next week

nice. what resources did you use? and what video tutorials helped you through it? plus, it would be nice if you could share some of your work
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by WUdec: 10:09am On Apr 23, 2020
tobby20:
What's coding bootscamp

A coding bootcamp is a crash course involving a small group of people where you'd learn how to code in a short period of time, usually 3-6 months. Some may last up to a year but such bootcamps always include a job offer at the end of the course and a repayment scheme/ payment plan to recoup money spent on training you.
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by tobby20(f): 10:32am On Apr 23, 2020
WUdec:


A coding bootcamp is a crash course involving a small group of people where you'd learn how to code in a short period of time, usually 3-6 months. Some may last up to a year but such bootcamps always include a job offer at the end of the course and a repayment scheme/ payment plan to recoup money spent on training you.
Okay so can u recommend one for me
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by WUdec: 11:16am On Apr 23, 2020
tobby20:

Okay so can u recommend one for me

Ain't attended one yet but there are loads in Nigeria especially Lagos

Google "Coding Bootcamps, Lagos Nigeria"
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by bularuz(m): 11:54am On Apr 23, 2020
afuye:


i taught myself javascript by devouting 5 hrs a day for one year. consistency is the key not coding today and leaving it till next week

Yes, we know you devoted a lot of time but how did you really learn it
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by stanliwise(m): 1:23pm On Apr 23, 2020
WUdec:
The demand for Front End JavaScript developers keeps rising in the west.

So if you are self-taught, I would like to know how you learnt Javascript, your do's and don'ts, your regrets etc.

Plus if you attended coding bootcamps, please share your experience as well.

Merci

mine was off and on but I learnt JavaScript so well and am good at it. “The Definitive guide to JavaScript” was like my best book also together with many online resources.
I also read “You don’t know JS” series for in-depth knowledge.
I also later went ahead to learn
Introduction to JQuery

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by afuye(m): 3:50pm On Apr 23, 2020
WUdec:


nice. what resources did you use? and what video tutorials helped you through it? plus, it would be nice if you could share some of your work

i use udemy tutorials.

www.github.com/walosha

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by afuye(m): 4:02pm On Apr 23, 2020
bularuz:


Yes, we know you devoted a lot of time but how did you really learn it
videfreecodecamp.org,

udemy and youtube videos. call on whatsapp with my number below we can talk extensively

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by Vector606: 4:18pm On Apr 23, 2020
You guys should see my signature below, I am going to help some people and i want them to come back here to testify.
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by bularuz(m): 5:12pm On Apr 23, 2020
afuye:
videfreecodecamp.org,

udemy and youtube videos. call on whatsapp with my number below we can talk extensively

Thanks
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:23pm On Apr 23, 2020
Most coding bootcamps in Nigeria have really useless shitty websites. I could build better after 3 weeks of basic HTML and CSS. What value do they have to offer? I am currently learning JavaScript. I use a book eloquent JavaScript and then I have some Udemy courses. The Udemy courses aren't as detailed as the book though. I also use YouTube to clarify what I just can't understand by reading the book.

I think with respect to Nigeria, bootcamps are a waste of time especially if you want to be world class. How can you become a full stack developer in twelve weeks. Basic to intermediary CSS takes at least 8 weeks and it never ends. What of vanilla JavaScript and it's frameworks then back end technologies. I might be wrong though.

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by don10ky(m): 4:59pm On Apr 24, 2020
tensazangetsu20:
Most coding bootcamps in Nigeria have really useless shitty websites. I could build better after 3 weeks of basic HTML and CSS. What value do they have to offer? I am currently learning JavaScript. I use a book eloquent JavaScript and then I have some Udemy courses. The Udemy courses aren't as detailed as the book though. I also use YouTube to clarify what I just can't understand by reading the book.

I think with respect to Nigeria, bootcamps are a waste of time especially if you want to be world class. How can you become a full stack developer in twelve weeks. Basic to intermediary CSS takes at least 8 weeks and it never ends. What of vanilla JavaScript and it's frameworks then back end technologies. I might be wrong though.
On point
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by Ravern: 9:55pm On Apr 30, 2020
Please learn how to download long video from YouTube and practice with the videos to supplement what you are reading from books. The secret of learning any programming language is to code along side your studies. With that you will develop a mental muscle over that language.

But if you have time to spare, then study data structure , algorithms , software design and analysis before delving into learning any programming language.

If you can have a good grasp of data structure and algorithms, to understand any programming language becomes a piece of cake for you. Every programming language uses algorithm to manipulate data in order to produce result. That is in a nutshell what software development is.

Most of us are eager to learn one trending programming language or the other but data structure and algorithms which the language will work on, we may not know much about them.

Programming language be it java, python, php, javascript, c++ or ruby; are just mere tools. Any one you master very well, you can do wonders with it if you know the underlying concept of data.

Finally while learning javascript, try to understand the language as a standalone language and javascript in the concept of DOM(html) manipulation

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by WUdec: 9:20am On May 01, 2020
tensazangetsu20:
Most coding bootcamps in Nigeria have really useless shitty websites. I could build better after 3 weeks of basic HTML and CSS. What value do they have to offer? I am currently learning JavaScript. I use a book eloquent JavaScript and then I have some Udemy courses. The Udemy courses aren't as detailed as the book though. I also use YouTube to clarify what I just can't understand by reading the book.

I think with respect to Nigeria, bootcamps are a waste of time especially if you want to be world class. How can you become a full stack developer in twelve weeks. Basic to intermediary CSS takes at least 8 weeks and it never ends. What of vanilla JavaScript and it's frameworks then back end technologies. I might be wrong though.


It is possible to become a full stack developer in 12 weeks especially in Europe. Classes are top notch and they ain't cheap. When you code for 8 hrs, Mon - Fri and the resources are numerously at your disposal. Plus your tutors are world class devs. This is why it ain't cheap.

Canada charges up to 10000 CND, UK - 5000 - 7000 GBP, SPAIN - 3500 - 5000 EUR etc.

Nigeria on the other hand charges 150k - 300k. And yes, i must agree that most of their works are shitty. With treehouse, lynda or udemy tutorials, one can design a better site than theirs in a week. What goes on in Nigeria is mostly copy and edit and its hard to see wonderful designs or concepts that are unique. This is why a lot of websites from Nigeria look the same. Nigerian web designers would never win a spot at awwards.com because they've got a lot of catching up to do.

You might find a good coder but most have no idea when it comes to design. Their designs lack a lot of creativity

If there are any good devs out there, do share links to your work on here for feedback and inspiration to others

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by tensazangetsu20(m): 9:24am On May 01, 2020
WUdec:



It is possible to become a full stack developer in 12 weeks especially in Europe. Classes are top notch and they ain't cheap. When you code for 8 hrs, Mon - Fri and the resources are numerously at your disposal. Plus your tutors are world class devs. This is why it ain't cheap.

Canada charges up to 10000 CND, UK - 5000 - 7000 GBP, SPAIN - 3500 - 5000 EUR etc.

Nigeria on the other hand charges 150k - 300k. And yes, i must agree that most of their works are shitty. With treehouse, lynda or udemy tutorials, one can design a better site than theirs in a week. What goes on it Nigeria is mostly copy and edit and its hard to see wonderful designs or concepts that are unique. This is why a lot of websites form Nigeria look the same. Nigerian web designers would never win a spot at awwards.com because they've got a lot of catching up to do.

It might find a good coder but most have no idea when it comes to design.
The most annoying thing is code bootcamps website built with WordPress. I mean you are at the forefront of technology and you are using WordPress to build your websites. What do you want to teach your students. As for being a developer in 12 weeks. I took a full stack course with the app brewery in the UK men and anyone who uses that alone would really suck. There's so much that wasn't covered at all. JavaScript was just two modules. CSS two modules. You still have to do so much practice on your own to get to a higher level. The react portion of the course was just one module. It's very bad.

Lamda school is 9 months and honestly that's the only bootcamp I will ever pay for. Completely thorough.

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by WUdec: 9:37am On May 01, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

The most annoying thing is code bootcamps website built with WordPress. I mean you are at the forefront of technology and you are using WordPress to build your websites. What do you want to teach your students. As for being a developer in 12 weeks. I took a full stack course with the app brewery in the UK men and anyone who uses that alone would really suck. There's so much that wasn't covered at all. JavaScript was just two modules. CSS two modules. You still have to do so much practice on your own to get to a higher level. The react portion of the course was just one module. It's very bad.

Wow, sorry to hear that. Seems like they just wanted to scam rookies. I can only imagine how much they charged

The best bootcamps are in Estonia, Russia, Spain (Madrid & Barcelona), India, Germany, Holland and Finland.

Anything Finland is always high class and super expensive, this is why they have always been a tech hub since the 90's and the best educational system in the world

Helsinki Finland is home to Nokia and other tech companies, Eindhoven - Netherlands is home to Philips and Sweden hosts facebook's central server and so on.

There's a reason why most tech companies invest heavily in Europe. Not to mention, the top 10 best hackers in the world are mainly from Europe. US or UK ain't even on the list.

UK schools are still scamming people and that is sad. I saw two good coding schools out there but thanks to your input, I am guessing its all hype.

Good looking out

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by tensazangetsu20(m): 9:44am On May 01, 2020
WUdec:


Wow, sorry to hear that. Seems like they just wanted to scam rookies. I can only imagine how much they charged

The best bootcamps are in Estonia, Russia, Spain (Madrid & Barcelona), India, Germany, Holland and Finland.

Anything Finland is always high class and super expensive, this is why they have always been a tech hub since the 90's and the best educational system in the world

Helsinki Finland is home to Nokia and other tech companies, Eindhoven - Netherlands is home to Philips and Sweden hosts facebook's central server and so on.

There's a reason why most tech companies invest heavily in Europe. Not to mention, the top 10 best hackers in the world are mainly from Europe. US or UK ain't even on the list.

UK schools are still scamming people and that is sad. I saw two good coding schools out there but thanks to your input, I am guessing its all hype.

Good looking out
Lambda school is really good and comprehensive. 9 months long. They take their time through each module and not just rush you through the process. It takes at least a year to know the required technologies to at least land a junior developer position.
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by don10ky(m): 12:09pm On May 01, 2020
WUdec:



It is possible to become a full stack developer in 12 weeks especially in Europe. Classes are top notch and they ain't cheap. When you code for 8 hrs, Mon - Fri and the resources are numerously at your disposal. Plus your tutors are world class devs. This is why it ain't cheap.

Canada charges up to 10000 CND, UK - 5000 - 7000 GBP, SPAIN - 3500 - 5000 EUR etc.

Nigeria on the other hand charges 150k - 300k. And yes, i must agree that most of their works are shitty. With treehouse, lynda or udemy tutorials, one can design a better site than theirs in a week. What goes on it Nigeria is mostly copy and edit and its hard to see wonderful designs or concepts that are unique. This is why a lot of websites form Nigeria look the same. Nigerian web designers would never win a spot at awwards.com because they've got a lot of catching up to do.

You might find a good coder but most have no idea when it comes to design. Their designs lack a lot of creativity

If there are any good devs out there, do share links to your work on here for feedback and inspiration to others
Nigeria my dear country u jus finish us well... But let me with udemy lectures some one can still go far na?
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by don10ky(m): 12:30pm On May 01, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

The most annoying thing is code bootcamps website built with WordPress. I mean you are at the forefront of technology and you are using WordPress to build your websites. What do you want to teach your students. As for being a developer in 12 weeks. I took a full stack course with the app brewery in the UK men and anyone who uses that alone would really suck. There's so much that wasn't covered at all. JavaScript was just two modules. CSS two modules. You still have to do so much practice on your own to get to a higher level. The react portion of the course was just one module. It's very bad.

Lamda school is 9 months and honestly that's the only bootcamp I will ever pay for. Completely thorough.

lambdaschool is good but men too expensive I will jus use their curriculum nd guide myself

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by arejibadz(m): 5:42pm On May 01, 2020
Hi alll..for dose that have/are using react please how can i create a react app ...downloaded node js buh its not working...ps using a win 7 laptop
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by don10ky(m): 6:56pm On May 01, 2020
arejibadz:
Hi alll..for dose that have/are using react please how can i create a react app ...downloaded node js buh its not working...ps using a win 7 laptop
U may need internet to test ur nodejs
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by arejibadz(m): 7:08pm On May 01, 2020
don10ky:

U may need internet to test ur nodejs
Please can i gt yr no so we can chat on WhatsApp been trying it since yday yet no response....please help a bro
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by WUdec: 9:05pm On May 01, 2020
don10ky:

Nigeria my dear country u jus finish us well... But let me with udemy lectures some one can still go far na?

Of course you can. As long as you can practice them every single day, get better at it and keep challenging yourself by building projects and debugging them. Anything you imagine, you can always achieve.
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by Karlebolu(m): 8:39am On May 02, 2020
stanliwise:
mine was off and on but I learnt JavaScript so well and am good at it. “The Definitive guide to JavaScript” was like my best book also together with many online resources.
I also read “You don’t know JS” series for in-depth knowledge.
I also later went ahead to learn
Introduction to JQuery

cool cool

I highly recommend your recommendations!

They are just the best js books I've ever read.

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Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by don10ky(m): 9:45am On May 02, 2020
Karlebolu:


cool cool

I highly recommend your recommendations!

They are just the best js books I've ever read.

Pls bro link on how to get that book you don't know js
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by Karlebolu(m): 11:08am On May 02, 2020
don10ky:

Pls bro link on how to get that book you don't know js

Use Google.
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by GeeConn(m): 2:46am On May 24, 2020
Ravern:
Please learn how to download long video from YouTube and practice with the videos to supplement what you are reading from books. The secret of learning any programming language is to code along side your studies. With that you will develop a mental muscle over that language.

But if you have time to spare, then study data structure , algorithms , software design and analysis before delving into learning any programming language.

If you can have a good grasp of data structure and algorithms, to understand any programming language becomes a piece of cake for you. Every programming language uses algorithm to manipulate data in order to produce result. That is in a nutshell what software development is.

Most of us are eager to learn one trending programming language or the other but data structure and algorithms which the language will work on, we may not know much about them.

Programming language be it java, python, php, javascript, c++ or ruby; are just mere tools. Any one you master very well, you can do wonders with it if you know the underlying concept of data.

Finally while learning javascript, try to understand the language as a standalone language and javascript in the concept of DOM(html) manipulation

Thanks a lot for this input
Re: How Did You Learn Javascript? by JahBwoy: 7:15am On May 24, 2020
I am am a server infrastructure guy, so i have a good knowledge of powershell scripting language,

I do not want it to end there, i'm looking at c# or Python,

thanks to the advise on the thread , would check out data structures and algorithm

@Ravern can you recommend a Good book for DS?

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