JavaScript: Get on Board 12yo+

  • 60Br 55Br
JavaScript: Get on Board 12yo+
The course is aimed at people who:
 – are at least 12  years old,
 – have no significant experience with any programming language,
 – have good working command of English.
There’s no upper age limit or any further restrictions.
COURSE DURATION
Six two-hour meetups.
Start: September 2019 Enroll Now!
GROUP SIZE
Up to 8 people only
Where : Minsk, Business Center Time,
Tolbuhina St., Park Cheluskintsev Metro Station
COURSE DESCRIPTION
JavaScript is all the rage: it’s the most popular programming language in the world according to GitHub, the largest host of source code.
And all you need to start programming in JavaScript is a web browser.
These two factors make JavaScript the perfect runway for your takeoff in the world of programming.
Get your tickets now.
And here’s our itinerary.
1. Pack and Go: the Basics of Programming and JavaScript.
When an artist goes on tour, their luggage is impressing. U2 once employed 120 trucks, and Beyoncé needed 7 Boeing cargo planes for their tours.
We’re setting out on a wonderful journey through the world of JavaScript. Let’s pack light but well and start by discussing JavaScript’s core purpose and use cases, basic principles of user interaction, and relation to HTML and CSS.
We’ll create our first JavaScript program in this part of the course.
2. Taking Travel Notes: Variables and Arrays.
Marco Polo was the first to describe his travels to Asia, and he probably took a lot of notes en route.
Likewise, your program needs to remember structured information. That’s what variables and arrays are for. We’ll also discuss data types and basic arithmetic in this course section.
3. A Map to Follow: Functions.
Christopher Columbus was sure to have reached Asia, but he was wrong, as we now know. This is what happens when you don’t have a map.
If you write your program without a plan, your code will be a mess.
Functions are an excellent means for structuring your program, for developing reusable tools, for writing clear code.
4. Road Fork: Checking Conditions.
You can fly non-stop to more than 50 destinations from Minsk airport.
We usually need fewer options in programming, but still we frequently have to choose the direction of further program execution.
“If”, “else”, “else if”, and “switch” aren’t just English words, they’re JavaScript words for decision making.
5. A Place to Come Back to: Loops.
When Magellan came home from his trip around the world – the first such trip in history, he was probably too exhausted to repeat it.
But in programming, some snippets of code are repeated millions of times: to process big data, to serve many customers etc.
Such repetitions are called loops, and we’ll learn how to use them in JavaScript.
6. Bag Tags: JavaScript Meets HTML
Most travels are driven by mere curiosity. Hillary’s and Tenzing’s epic climb of Everest had largely symbolic value.
Conversely, JavaScript programs are written to deliver tangible and useful results. So they have to interact with the web page in the browser. Web pages are written in HTML, and we’ll explore it from JavaScript’s perspective in this course section.
7. Travel Bug: Dealing with Errors in Your Code
Most things went wrong on Livingstone’s search for the source of the Nile: disloyal assistants, stolen supplies, failing health.
Likewise, freshly written software rarely runs exactly as planned. Errors are inevitable. And there are tools for working with them, like debugging, logging etc.