JAVASCRIPT



JavaScript is the world's most popular programming language.

JavaScript is the programming language of the Web.

JavaScript is easy to learn.

This tutorial will teach you JavaScript from basic to advanced.

Examples in Each Chapter

With our "Try it Yourself" editor, you can edit the source code and view the result.

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My First JavaScript


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Learn by Examples

Examples are better than 1000 words. Examples are often easier to understand than text explanations.

This tutorial supplements all explanations with clarifying "Try it Yourself" examples.


Why Study JavaScript?

JavaScript is one of the 3 languages all web developers must learn:

   1. HTML to define the content of web pages

   2. CSS to specify the layout of web pages

   3. JavaScript to program the behavior of web pages

This tutorial covers every version of JavaScript:

  • The Original JavaScript ES1 ES2 ES3 (1997-1999)
  • The First Main Revision ES5 (2009)
  • The Second Revision ES6 (2015)
  • The Yearly Additions (2016, 2017, 2018)


Learning Speed

In this tutorial, the learning speed is your choice.

Everything is up to you.

If you are struggling, take a break, or re-read the material.

Always make sure you understand all the "Try-it-Yourself" examples.

The only way to become a clever programmer is to: Practice. Practice. Practice. Code. Code. Code !


Commonly Asked Questions

  • How do I get JavaScript?
  • Where can I download JavaScript?
  • Is JavaScript Free?

You don't have to get or download JavaScript.

JavaScript is already running in your browser on your computer, on your tablet, and on your smart-phone.

JavaScript is free to use for everyone.


JavaScript References

W3Schools maintains a complete JavaScript reference, including all HTML and browser objects.

The reference contains examples for all properties, methods and events, and is continuously updated according to the latest web standards.

Complete JavaScript Reference »

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