JavaScript, Part 1: Fundamentals

with expert Don Kiely

JavaScript is the programming language of the World Wide Web, the code that makes a Web page come alive. Along with the objects exposed by a Web pages Document Object Model (DOM), the language lets you manipulate a page dynamically and provide instant responses to user actions, with or without ongoing interactions with the Web server. JavaScript is arguably also the most widely used programming language in the world, primarily because of its use in Web browsers. The language itself is a prototype-based interpreted scripting language that has dynamic and functional characteristics, is weakly typed and supports object-oriented programming. JavaScript long ago outgrew its scripting roots to become a solid, general-purpose programming language, suitable for large-scale development. In this course you will learn about the origins of JavaScript and its core language features, giving you a solid foundation on which to take advantage of the many benefits of this versatile language.

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