Learning JavaScript with Treehouse

Every time I say I am “learning JavaScript,” it feels funny because of all the experience I have with the language. I also feel uneasy using those words because I’m pretty sure people think I already know it.

The truth is I can only edit JS when I need to. I very rarely write it from scratch.

This is nothing new for most developers. Those of us who are self-taught were most likely to have time periods like this with each language that we now write fluently. It’s just part of the natural progression when you understand coding philosophies that stretch from one language to another but vary in syntax.

A couple of months ago, I decided to create an account with Treehouse. I’m very pleased so far… mainly because walking through the JS courses have opened my eyes to my own issues that keep me from progressing like I should.

If you ask me right now if I write JS, I’ll probably tell you I don’t. But every time I sit down to study JS, it seems that I don’t learn anything new. What’s going on there?

I’ll tell you… it’s called psyching myself out. I convince myself that I don’t know JS because I never write it from scratch. No more of that mess.

I’m going to finish this course with Treehouse because it’s cool and I like the lessons. But it’s time to officially add JS to the list of other languages that don’t scare me away every time I have to write them.

Can you relate?

Author: sdavis2702

I'm a simple guy. I like to code and I like to workout. I'm all about growth and just about everything else is nonsense in my book.

2 thoughts on “Learning JavaScript with Treehouse”

  1. Say whaaat, you wrote another blog post? Haha hey Sean!

    How you doing man?

    Cool thing to see you testing TreeHouse, I think they have an incredible learning platform over there and one that I will be definitely joining soon.

    Right now I’m testing Lynda.com (I used a trial) and it’s been great so far but unfortunately I don’t have enough free time these days so I may have to cancel that out.

    But anyway back to you, just remember to put Javascript in your LinkedIn profile (so I can plus one it) because I know you’re very efficient at what you do and really focused so I have zero doubts about your JS coding skills and knowledge.

    Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend man and the more you know, the less challenged you will be, it doesn’t matter what language it is, it’s all about knowing the logic of programming and the rest will just “click”.


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