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JavaScript is a major Web technology that provides interactivity and special effects to webpages.

If you want to build anything more than the most basic website, you should learn some basic scripting. It's not hard to pick up the basics, but JavaScript is a powerful technology with many complex features, so there isn't one correct learning pathway. We suggest you start with the following pages to pick up some skills and knowledge. Move from the first basic skill to the last advanced skill, or just pick a page that looks interesting to you!

The basics

Start here if you aren't familiar with JavaScript:

JavaScript Basics helps you get started and gives you an idea of what you can do with this exciting language.
A (re) introduction to JavaScript
Everything you need to know to be serious with JavaScript in a comprehensible way for everybody.
JavaScript Guide
If you are new to JavaScript, this guide will walk you through the language.
JavaScript technologies overview
Introduction to the web browser JavaScript landscape.

In depth

Once you get used to the world of JavaScript, here are some details you could dive into:

JavaScript reference
In our extensive reference, you'll find the details on every aspect of the JavaScript language: global objects, operators, statements, and functions.
Introduction to Object Oriented JavaScript
Introduction to the concepts of object-oriented programming in JavaScript.
Coding math
An excellent series of video tutorials to teach the math you need to understand to be an effective programmer, by Keith Peters.


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