Kyle Simpson, author of the groundbreaking “You Don’t Know JS” O’Reilly series got a sneak peek at some course materials. Here’s what he has to say:
Five Great Reasons to Take These Courses
- Learn from a pro who builds apps with millions of users.
- Learn best practices and timeless software strategies while you master the essentials.
These courses are designed to give beginners a head start, but regardless of your experience, there’s plenty more to learn.
- Get hands-on experience with extensive self-grading exercises.
The best way to learn is by doing. These courses are packed with exercises that will let you practice all the concepts as they’re being taught, so you won’t just be reading about them, or listening to a lecture, you’ll be coding for yourself and getting realtime feedback on your solutions. When you’re done, you won’t just have book knowledge, you’ll have practiced skills.
- Course videos and student message board
The home for these courses is Udemy. Aside from this free course, access to the materials on Udemy costs money — but I assure you, it’s well worth it. That money buys access to the course video content and student message boards.
Course materials and exercises can be found on GitHub. The exercises are self-grading using unit tests designed to get you into the habit of having tests for your code — a very valuable developer job skill.