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Learning javascript

I am interesting into getting into web development. I have no programing experience but based on some research I decided to learn javascript. I'm reading a book on it but I'm feeling lost in the overwhelming amount of information.

My question is how should I go about learning javascript or programming in general?
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Re: Learning javascript

Hey, welcome to the GitHub Community Forums! It is common to feel lost when learning a new programming language; it can be a lot of information to take in at first! While at first learning JavaScript may feel difficult, it will get easier as you learn more. For learning JavaScript, I personally prefer learning it through Node.JS, a JavaScript runtime. I enjoy programming using Node.JS because it feels more low-level compared to normal JavaScript.


Node.JS is an open-source server environment that allows for asynchronous programming using JavaScript. In a simple sense, think of Node.JS as an "application side" of web-development; while normal JavaScript would primarily be used in developing dynamic web-pages, Node.JS can be used to create server applications using the system (i.e. a message-bot for the Discord platform.)


The more and more you continue to learn a language, the easier it'll usually get to program; time and patience is key! If you think Node.JS is the right option for you in learning JavaScript, please visit here. The tutorial provided by has been helpful to friends of mine in learning Node.JS!


Hope this helps you! If you have any questions or need assistance, please reply back to this post!


Gavin R. Isgar - Freelance Software Developer