Learn how Javascript works, some basic API’s and finally create a mini project.


Learning basic syntax applicable to any programming language is foundational for aspiring programmers. Syntax refers to the rules and structure of a language that dictate how code is written and interpreted by computers. Understanding syntax lays the groundwork for effective communication with computers through programming.

A programming language is a formal language comprising a set of instructions that produce various kinds of output. It serves as a medium for developers to write code, instructing computers to perform specific tasks. Beginners typically start by grasping fundamental concepts such as variables, data types, control structures (like loops and conditionals), functions, and basic algorithms.

JavaScript, often hailed as the “language of the web,” is a versatile scripting language primarily used for client-side web development. Its true essence lies in its ability to dynamically manipulate web page content, interact with users, and respond to events. Understanding JavaScript involves delving into its core principles, including its object-oriented nature, event-driven paradigm, and support for asynchronous programming through callbacks and promises.

Mastering the basic syntax of JavaScript involves learning its grammar, keywords, operators, and conventions for writing code. This includes understanding how to declare variables, manipulate data, control program flow, and define functions. Additionally, delving into JavaScript’s object model and understanding concepts like prototypal inheritance is crucial for building robust applications.

Exploring JavaScript’s hidden quirks and idiosyncrasies is also beneficial. JavaScript, being a dynamically typed language, can sometimes exhibit unexpected behavior due to its loose type coercion rules. Understanding these quirks can help developers write more robust and bug-free code.

In short, learning basic syntax applicable to any language, understanding fundamental programming concepts, grasping JavaScript’s true nature, mastering its syntax, and uncovering its hidden quirks are essential steps for beginners embarking on their programming journey. These form the building blocks for developing proficiency in JavaScript and programming in general.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn basic syntax that can apply to any language.
  • Learn what is a programming language and the basic concepts for beginners.
  • Understand what is Javascript in it’s truest form.
  • Know the basic syntax of Javascript.
  • Know some hidden quirks in Javascript.


  • Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS.


Learn the Javascript essentials for web development or any type of programming. Learn all the basics of Javascript including primitive types, arrays, functions, assignment operators, the window object and much more. Also I’ll provide clear explanations of objects, constructors and arrays in a clear way for anyone to understand. We’ll also dive into some more detail about how Javascript works and even advanced topics like prototype inheritance, scope, execution context and much more. So why should you learn Javascript? Well it’s everywhere and is getting even bigger in 2016. It’s available to mobile apps, desktop apps, server side nodeJS technology and as always in every single browser around the world. There has never been a better time to learn the basics of Javascript!

Who this course is for:

  • Someone who already understands and has knowledge of basic syntax in Javascript.

Instructor’s Bio

  • Name: Lawrence Turton (Technical Instructor)
  • Rating: 4.6
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  • Students: 583,756
  • Courses: 7

Lawrence Turton works as a web developer & graphic designer specialising in HTML, CSS, jQuery, UI & UX design. He has previously worked with Fifteendesign producing websites, iPhone and Android apps and started his own agency in 2010 called Elite Web Design. During that time Lawrence has established a wide range of clients from blue chip companies to large corporations. From a young age he was an online instructor and started to work with two of the leading online training specialists Cartoonsmart and Envato. Lawrence always created projects involving designs in Photoshop and bringing his creations to life by coding them with web technologies. This gives him a unique perspective into real world projects from start to finish and a wealth of information for new comers to the web industry.

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