Udemy – The Modern JavaScript Bootcamp (2019)

So I haven’t posted here for a while. I think I actually was burning myself out a little with the amount of studying I was trying to cram into every day (including weekends). I took it easy for the last few weeks and focused on my new website instead, which can be found here if you are interested. It is based on creative writing and, more recently, my attempt at learning to draw.

I decided I really needed some more help with JavaScript. I just struggle with it more than any other programming language I’ve tried, and I also find I learn better with a structured course. So I decided to buy The Modern JavaScript Bootcamp course from Udemy, as well as a React course which I will post about when I do it. Udemy really is a great place to find cheap courses, since there is almost always a sale where you only have to pay $10-$12.

It took me a a couple of weeks to finish at the pace I went. I struggled a little but I feel I did learn a lot. Did this succeed in making JavaScript finally stick in my mind? I’m not sure yet, but I do feel my freeCodeCamp progress has been a little easier since, so maybe.

My only issues with the course are that there are a few spelling mistakes in the videos. Sometimes they’re only in comments, and ultimately this isn’t a spelling course, but things like that annoy me. Kind of like when people put apostrophes in plurals. Also, in the to do app we make as part of the course, the instructor calls the items to do ‘todos’ and they should be ‘chores’ or ‘items’ or something that’s an actual word. But if these are my only complaints then obviously this is a great course, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn JavaScript.

You will make three small JavaScript web apps throughout the course: a note taking app, a to do app and a hangman game. I really enjoy project-based learning as I feel I learn best that way.

I do think this course would be easier if you already have some basic HTML knowledge, but ultimately I think most people would get along just fine even if they don’t know anything about web development before starting.

Now, onto React!