A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript. The new tech-assisted approach that requires half the effort

A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript. The new tech-assisted approach that requires half the effort Author Mark Myers
ISBN-10 1497408180
ISBN-13 9781497408180
Year 2014-03-20
Pages 254
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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The ultimate learn by doing approachWritten for beginners with no knowledge of programming with an emphasis on understanding and memorizing correct syntax Step by step you learn fundamentals like variables conditionals and looping as well as some tricky concepts including variable scope constructors and prototypes Many readers say the book made it possible for them to learn when nothing else worked The book is extremely user friendly Chapters cover only as much as the average learner can absorb in ten minutes so you re never asked to eat an elephant Explanations are in plain nontechnical English that people of all backgrounds can readily understand With ample coding examples and illustrations The most important part free online interactive exercises paired with each chapter Cognitive research shows that retention increases 400 percent when learners are challenged to retrieve the information they just read You ll spend two to three times as long practicing as reading When you code incorrectly you ll get as many do overs as you need until you know it cold Testing showed that books and courses load up the reader with far too much information at a time So I divide up the information into little chunks that won t overwhelm you A book on coding doesn t have to be written in impenetrable legalese It can actually be human readable My book is People often learn best through examples so I provide plenty of them Most important before you have a chance to forget what you ve read in the book I ask you to fire up your desktop or laptop not your mobile device and head over to my website where you run a set of interactive exercises practicing everything you ve learneduntil you re sure you ve mastered it Readers tell me they often start the exercises thinking they ve learned the latest lesson and quickly find out they re still a little shaky on it The automated exercise manager protects you against this common learner delusion It keeps you at it until your overconfidence becomes real confidenceconfidence that s based on your excellent performance There are 1 750 exercises in all They re all interactive with an automated answer checker that corrects your missteps and points you in the right direction when you stumble And they re all free Thousands of readers have filled out feedback forms telling me that the combination of the book and interactive exercises is involving fun frustration free addictive confidence building and well read the reviews