Javin Paul

I am Java programmer, blogger on http://javarevisited.blogspot.com and http://java67.com

10 Websites to Learn JavaScript for Beginners

10 Websites to Learn JavaScript in Depth

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Hello All, We are fortunate to live in a world of technology where you have access to a lot of resources to learn whatever we want, all thanks to the Internet. You can literally learn whatever you want and that too without spending too much money like Coding, Web Development, Mobile Development, Database, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, or whatever you want.

But, if you are interested in the beautiful world of Web Development and If you want to learn JavaScript there are plenty of websites where you can learn JavaScript online for FREE.

You don’t need to pay any fees, but you must have a good internet connection to take full advantage of these online resources.

Out of so many websites which offer free tutorials, articles, blog post, videos, and podcasts, I have chosen these 10 websites to recommend to anyone who wants to learn JavaScript. I am primarily a Java developer, but I have also learned JavaScript by following these websites.

If you are thinking why do I need to learn JavaScript? because I usually have to work on Java based web application which uses Servlet and JSP for server-side scripting, but we always use JavaScript and jQuery for client-side scripting.

I would be first to admit that my JavaScript skills are not as good as Java and that’s why I am always in search of some good resource to keep learn and refresh whatever I have learned online on JavaScript by following video tutorials and these interactive websites.

10 Great Websites to learn JavaScript Online

Here is my curated list of six websites to learn JavaScript online for FREE. It includes interactive websites, official resource, good books, and other resources.

1. Codecademy

In one word, this is a good website to learn many technologies online but probably the best website to learn JavaScript online.

Even though currently CodeAcademy offers Java, Git, UNIX command line and several other courses, it made its name by an interactive JavaScript course to learn online at your own pace.

You can gauge the popularity of this course by looking at the number of students enrolled, currently 5M+, which is the very high number for any online FREE course.

In short, Code Academy is one of the best websites to learn JavaScript online and you should take advantage of this.

2. Udemy

One of the best place for online learning. you will get online courses in all the latest technology and programming language like Java, Spring, Data Structure and Algorithms, Selenium, REST, etc. It provides both free and paid resources.

Here is a couple of useful free course to learn some of the interesting technologies:

  1. The Complete JavaScript Course 2019: Build Real Projects! (link)
  2. The Web Developer Bootcamp (link)
  3. JavaScript Bootcamp — Build Real World Applications (link)
  4. Javascript Essentials (FREE)(link)

The paid resources are also very cheap and you can purchase on just $9.99 during their flash sale, which happens quite often. It’s full of some of the great teachers like Colt_Steele, Rob Percival, Stephen Grider, Josh Portilla, John Purcell, etc.

3. Coursera

This is another awesome website to learn online. It’ founded by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller and it offers courses, specializations, and online degrees.

The best part of Coursera is that it offers online courses from Universities like Stanford, University of London, University of Michigan, Colorado, Imperial College of London and many more.

It provides both free and paid online courses and specialization. Some of my favorite free programming courses from Coursera are :

  1. Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS (link)
  2. HTML, CSS, and Javascript for Web Developers (link)
  3. Interactivity with JavaScript (link)

Coursera also provides you Certification, which you can showcase in your Linkedin profile, but you need to pay for it.

4. Pluralsight

One of the best website to learn any technology, skills like Web Development, Mobile Development and Programming language like Java, Web development framework like Angular, React, Spring Framework, Hibernate, etc.

The site also has a lot of useful courses to learn JavaScript from beginners perspective like :

  1. JavaScript Fundamentals By Liam McLennan
  2. JavaScript From Scratch By Jesse Liberty
  3. Basics of Programming with JavaScript By Kyle Simpson

It’s also now acquired CodeSchool which earlier allows you to learn web technologies by doing it. I use this website to learn a lot of cool stuff in no time.

5. freecodecamp.org

This is one of the most awesome community websites which will help you to learn to code for free, build real-world projects and get a job as a developer.

It has a massive collection of interactive tutorials and exercises to learn JavaScript, Data Structure and Algorithms, Frontend Development and so on.

Founded by Quincy Larson, this is a really awesome place to start your coding journey. They even have a big Facebook group (freecodecampearth) where you can ask questions and share your learning experience and their Medium publication freeCodeCamp is the biggest Medium publication for Programming articles.

6. Code Combat

JavaScript can be a fairly easy way to add added functionality to your web page, but learning JavaScript on your own can be a daunting task. CodeCombat is a platform for students to learn computer science while playing through a real game.

Courses have been specifically playtested to excel in the classroom, even by teachers with little to no prior programming experience. It has some web development courses to learn the basics of JavaScript.

In short, a website more suitable for beginners and students. You can learn the basics of JavaScript fairly quickly by following their unique style.

7. Code School

This one is another website which I really love. Their jQuery tutorial is really great, but JavaScript course is also not far behind and gives you real chance to learn JavaScript online for FREE at your own pace.

Similar to Codecademy, CodeSchool also offers interactive tutorial but it’s more fun as you get marks, badges and cross levels.

This is once again one of the best resources to learn JavaScript online. It’s interactive, interesting and at the same time non-trivial.

8. Learning the Web — Mozilla Developer Network

Mozilla is for the serious learner, a programmer who loves to do their own stuff and just want to read the theory and try examples in their own setup.

Unlike CodeAcademy and CodeSchool, this is not interactive but you will find detailed information. Mozilla is also the official source for any JavaScript information.

I use this site as reference documentation for many JavaScript, it contains a wealth of information and you can do the same too.

10. Learn JavaScript Online — CodeMentor

Another great site which provides interactive JavaScript tutorial. This website provides a 4-week course to learn JavaScript, in fact, to master JavaScript, as the course claims. You will not only learn about core JavaScript but also about other famous JavaScript library and related concepts like ajax, json, jQuery, angular js and more.

That’s all about these best websites to learn JavaScript online. If you are serious about learning JavaScript then you must not just sit back and relax but also start developing some real-world project, start using popular JavaScript library like jQuery, Angular, React, and Node JS to become proficient on what industry is expecting from a JavaScript Developer.

If you like to read book more than websites, then you also start with reading Head First JavaScript, one of the best books to learn JavaScript from scratch.

Head First JavaScript,

If you think there is another Website which is a great resource to learn JavaScript online and for FREE then please suggest it on the comments section, I would be happy to include that on this list.

More Online Resources for learning JavaScript and jQuery

  • The 2019 Web Developer RoadMap (roadmap)
  • The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript (book)
  • 5 Books to Learn and Master JavaScript (books)
  • 5 jQuery books for JavaScript Developers (books)
  • 2 Websites to learn Coding online for FREE (see here)
  • 5 Great websites to learn SQL for FREE (see here)
  • 5 Free JavaScript book and PDF (download)
  • 10 Courses to Learn JavaScript Better (courses)

Thank you for reading this far, if you have any questions or feedback then please drop a comment. If you like this article and books then please share with your friends and colleagues.

Have a nice day ahead, Happy Learning JavaScript :)

P. S. — Apart from JavaScript if you are looking for complete guidance about how to become a Web Developer then I suggest you to also check out The 2019 Web Developer RoadMap, a comprehensive and must know resource to learn Web Development.

The 2019 Web Developer RoadMap

P. P. S — I almost certainly missed some really great websites. Feel free to suggest more useful JavaScript websites in the comments.

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