Introduction to JavaScript and jQuery

Introduction to JavaScript and jQuery

3 hours, 34 minutes

This course is out of date and does not reflect our standards or industry best practices. We now recommend you take the Complete Intro to Web Development, v3 course.

Karl Swedberg, author of Learning jQuery and the jQuery API Documentation (, teaches you what you need to know about the JavaScript language before diving into jQuery; including closures, anonymous functions, and implicit versus explicit iteration. If you missed out on a formal education on pure JavaScript, this workshop will help get you up to speed on the language. Karl also teaches on jQuery selectors in the last section of the course. Note: This course is still valuable, but has been superseded by our comprehensive, Introduction to Web Development course.

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Published: February 12, 2012
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Table of Contents

Part 1: jQuery & History of DOM Scripting

Part 2: Developer Tools

Part 3: Bare-bones JavaScript

Part 4: jQuery Selectors and Traversal

Part 5: Q & A