The gurus make it look easy, but spend five minutes studying inheritance and the prototype chain and you’ll easily find yourself neck-deep in a steaming pile of binary… something.
1. There’s vanilla JS…And there’s everything else.
2. Mark Myers. Know him. Love him.
Most other authors totally go off the deep end when it comes to teaching this language and within 10 minutes are throwing all sorts of crazy concepts your way.
With A Smarter Way, Mark gives you one topic at a time. Best. Book. Ever. Each chapter is usually two or three pages in a nice big font.
So you read about the concept, then you go to his site and do exercises and coding challenges related to the topic. There is a reason this book get crazy five star reviews and that’s because his approach works.
3. Ten minutes is all it takes.
This will give you hands-on experience with the language and show you firsthand how things fit together.
5. People have the power.
Go to the Meetups. I’m shy. You’re shy. Let’s all be shy together. But at least we can meet each other and get better at the world’s most misunderstood language, no?
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