2
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4answers
633 views

Learning to program after a 9-5 job [closed]

I'm currently working as an IT administrator, but I'm thinking of making a slight career change into programming. I want to focus my time and effort into learning some web-based languages, but does it ...
2
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5answers
747 views

How can a server side developer survive in a position which expects front-end involvement? [closed]

My background is back-end server development. Very back-end. Now I work in a position where I need to also take care of front-end. Nothing fancy but I need to be able to code for front-end as well. ...
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votes
2answers
150 views

Where do I start to build this? [closed]

I'm a real estate professional and part of my job is to scan a database day in and day out searching for properties for a prospective investor buyer to purchase. I am pretty sure a program can be made ...
73
votes
23answers
6k views

How do developers find the time to stay on top of latest technologies? [closed]

I was a freelance web developer until circa 2004 when I started going down the management route but have decided to try to get back into development again (specifically JavaScript and HTML5 web/mobile ...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

Maintaining C/C++/Java skills as a web developer

When I was in college I learned how to program in C, C++, and Java. Currently, I'm a web developer using front end and back end technologies (HTML/CSS/JS, PHP, MYSQL). While the sorting algorithms and ...
0
votes
4answers
521 views

What should I “forget” when going to Javascript? [closed]

I went from C=64 Basic and assembler to FORTRAN and C to C++ and Java. Professionally I started in Visual Basic for applications then to Visual Basic 4, 5, 6. After that VB.NET AND C# with some Java ...
10
votes
6answers
2k views

How do I make sense of the javascript frameworks explosion ? Should I learn them all? [closed]

For a beginner web developer who is still doing web development the conventional way (PHP/J2EE/Struts on server side, HTML/CSS/Javascript on client side), I was bowled over by the recent blog post on ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Learning on the Job: JavaScript, CoffeeScript, BackBone and jQuery

I have avoided JavaScript for as long as I could. I simply think that it is a very, very dirty scripting language. I have nothing against curly braces, I work with PHP almost every day, I'm fine with ...
13
votes
5answers
893 views

Javascript - is this a grey area for anyone else?

I have a firm understanding of HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL (and to some extent apache/linux) and find that one of the things missing from my 'web development knowledge base' is javascript - creating richer ...
11
votes
6answers
3k views

Should I learn Javascript before Coffeescript?

I'm a reasonably experienced programmer trying to learn web developement. I'm trying to develop a client-side web application which uses svg or canvas for graphics. I've decided I'd like to write ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

How to handle large scale js+jquery projects using well written, Object-Oriented JavaScript and jQuery code?

I love the whole user experience/interface thing and put a lot of jQuery and JavaScript (pure JavaScript for HTML5 stuff, like canvas, file API, etc). The problem I face now is that my codes are ...
17
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18answers
1k views

How do I “ease into” programming coming from a designer background?

Is there a way I can 'ease in' to programming. Like learning to use/modify CGI scripts to add some functions to a basic html site? Even if it's the only thing I learn it's still useful, right?. Unlike ...
10
votes
5answers
665 views

How can I actually apply the javascript I am learning

I am a front end programmer. I'm good with design, html, css, and jquery, but I want to learn javascript more than anything. I've taken a couple of courses, read books and tutorials online and feel ...
4
votes
1answer
393 views

Resource to start with JavaScript quickly?

Previously, I wanted to learn Python quickly: Resource to start with Python quickly? and I was quite successful (enough to write a simplified LISP interpreter). Now I need to learn JavaScript for ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Choosing a JavaScript Asynch-Loader

I’ve been looking at various asynchronous resource-loaders and I’m not sure which one to use yet. Where I work we have disparate group-efforts whose class-modules may use different versions of jQuery ...
2
votes
2answers
762 views

Javascript project for analysis and learning

I started learning and using Javascript now for about six months. First i started by following different tutorial on the internet. Testing them, playing with them and trying different variation. ...
15
votes
12answers
919 views

When learning JS, what was your your Aha-moment? [closed]

Do you remember when you were learning JavaScript? What was the moment that you suddenly "got it"? (For example, my CSS aha-moment was when I learnt about the box model...) The reason I´m asking is ...
22
votes
11answers
11k views

How necessary is it to learn JavaScript before jQuery? [closed]

In my opinion, when I looked at JavaScript, it looked like not my cup of tea. When I came across jQuery, I loved it. I sat and watched Nettuts+ 15 days of jQuery screencasts, 1 year later and now I'm ...
23
votes
8answers
6k views

The importance of javascript and the best way to learn it? [duplicate]

I'm a new graduate, but I have been doing web development for about six months. When I was finishing university the server side languages (PHP, Java) were more important then client side languages. ...
7
votes
5answers
1k views

What are the steps to learn AJAX based web application development? [closed]

I am a complete starter in web development, as I know only basics of HTML and CSS, although I have a history of desktop development. What is the usual roadmap to get started in web apps, based on ...