JSJ 299: How To Learn JavaScript When You’re Not a Developer with Chris Ferdinandi

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    Panel: 

    AJ O’Neal

    Joe Eames

    Aimee Knight

    Special Guests: Chris Ferdinandi

    In this episode, JavaScript Jabber panelist speak with Chris Ferdinandi. Chris teaches vanilla JavaScript to beginners and those coming from a design background. Chris mentions his background in Web design and Web Develop that led him JavaScript development. Chris and the JSJ panelist discuss the best ways to learn JavaScript, as well as resources for learning JavaScript. Also, some discussion of technologies that work in conjunction with vanilla JavaScript.

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Teaching JavaScript – Beginners and Design patrons
    • Web Design and Web Development
    • CSS Tricks 
    • Todd Motto
    • How to do jQuery Things without jQuery
    • Doing things like mentors (Todd)
    • When JavaScript makes sense.
    • CSS is easier to learn then JS?
    • Being good at CSS and JS at the same time?
    • How about Node developers?
    • jRuby, DOM
    • Documentation
    • And much more!

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    Picks:

    AJ

    Aimee

    Joe

    Chris