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About this Course

This is an introductory course that is mainly intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, Third Edition. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Helpful References

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Lesson 1. Understanding JavaScript

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What Web scripting is, and what it's good for
  • How scripting and programming are different (and similar)
  • What JavaScript is
  • How to include JavaScript commands in a Web page
  • How different Web browsers handle JavaScript
  • Choosing between JavaScript and alternative languages

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

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offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) How JavaScript Fits into a Web Page
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Browsers and JavaScript
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Alternatives to JavaScript

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

Custom Search

  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Review the lesson Summary
  2. Test your understanding with the following items:
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Most recent revision: March 20, 2014