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Ciall




msg:609166
 12:21 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

Does anyone out there have any good suggestions for a site where i can learn more of the basic javascript coding and such? You guys have been great but i feel like i'm abusing you a bit by asking pretty simple questions all the time.

 

knighty




msg:609167
 12:33 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

Website Abstractions is Pretty good

[wsabstract.com...]

tedster




msg:609168
 3:49 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

I find that learning JavaScript can be a challenge because it is usually presented in one of tow ways exclusively, and learning really reauires both.

In one case you get a "cookbook" style bunch of scripts that you can cut and paste, with not enough theory to really empower you. In the other case you get theory, dense and thick, but not enough practical examples to give you a concrete handle on the topic.

My own grasp on JavaScript, such as it is, came from buying the O'Reilly book for theory, and then picking up cookbook style recipes wherever I could. Referring to the theory that O'Reilly serves up allowed me to pull apart every code snippet I found until I was clear about how it worked.

What we generically call JavaScript is actually Netscape's JavaScript, Micsrosoft's jscript and EMCA script, which is theoretically the standard. The O'Reilly book is also very good about going into the differences between these three, and what browser supports what.

Finally, I agree with knighty, I get a lot of help from Website Abstractions. After you get your feet wet, the JavaScript FAQ [developer.irt.org] at IRT.org is excellent, and organized by topic.

austtr




msg:609169
 10:39 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'm at the stage of starting to use some basic Java techniques and I'm working with [pageresource.com...] and this forum of course!

Xoc




msg:609170
 10:52 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have used code from [javascript.internet.com...] a couple of times.

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