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where to learn java

Hi Dudes

I would really like to learn the basics of Javascript. I understand how it
works, but a couple of years down the track, I am still not sure about its
basic syntax. Does anyone know a place where I can find out more about this
(preferable a website)?

Thank you

Nicolaas
Jul 23 '05 #1
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On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:53:42 +1300, WindAndWaves <ac****@ngaru.com> wrote:
I would really like to learn the basics of Javascript. I understand how
it works, but a couple of years down the track, I am still not sure
about its basic syntax. Does anyone know a place where I can find out
more about this (preferable a website)?


If you know any C-like languages, then there isn't much to learn with
regards to syntax. In fact, there isn't much syntax to learn full-stop.
Most of your learning will be directed towards the unique features of the
language and how to script properly for the Web.

Personally, I don't trust Web tutorials. Even those that have been
"recommended" generally aren't well written. I only trust references, so
only the standard links from me.

For now, you can only see Netscape's JavaScript reference via the Wayback
Machine as DevEdge is dead.
<URL:http://web.archive.org/web/20040211210156/devedge.netscape.com/library/manuals/2000/javascript/1.5/reference/>
Replace the last path component, "reference", with "guide" to read, well,
you know...

Of course, the best reference for accuracy is the ECMA-262 Standard, but
that's probably too technical for brushing up on syntax, especially as
you'll have to read the formal grammar.

If you have specific questions, just ask them. I'd certainly be happy to
help.

Mike

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Jul 23 '05 #2
"WindAndWaves" <ac****@ngaru.com> wrote in message
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Hi Dudes

I would really like to learn the basics of Javascript. I understand how it
works, but a couple of years down the track, I am still not sure about its
basic syntax. Does anyone know a place where I can find out more about this (preferable a website)?

Thank you

Nicolaas


Well, the first thing you need to know is to NOT call JavaScript, Java,
unless you want to get flamed. :)

This is a good site:

http://www.devguru.com/Technologies/...ipt_intro.html

Jamie
Jul 23 '05 #3
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:53:42 +1300, WindAndWaves wrote:
sub: where to learn java .... ..I would really like to learn the basics of Javascript.


One of the first things to learn about Javascript,
*or* Java, is that Java!=Javascript..
<http://www.physci.org/codes/javafaq.jsp#js>

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Jul 23 '05 #4

"WindAndWaves" <ac****@ngaru.com> wrote in message
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Hi Dudes

I would really like to learn the basics of Javascript. I understand how it
works, but a couple of years down the track, I am still not sure about its
basic syntax. Does anyone know a place where I can find out more about this (preferable a website)?


http://www.w3schools.com
has a good tutorial

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Jul 23 '05 #5
OH - and

Java != JavaScript;


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Jul 23 '05 #6
Where is another good tutorial to learn from :
http://www.wdvl.com/Authoring/JavaScript/Tutorial/
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Hi Dudes

I would really like to learn the basics of Javascript. I understand how
it
works, but a couple of years down the track, I am still not sure about
its
basic syntax. Does anyone know a place where I can find out more about

this
(preferable a website)?


http://www.w3schools.com
has a good tutorial

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Jul 23 '05 #7
On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:19:30 -0000, Oscar Monteiro <of**@hotmail.com>
wrote:
Where is another good tutorial to learn from :
http://www.wdvl.com/Authoring/JavaScript/Tutorial/


I *strongly* disagree. Not only is it outdated, but parts of it are
factually wrong, plain and simple.

[snip]

Mike
Please don't top-post.

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Jul 23 '05 #8

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On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 12:19:30 -0000, Oscar Monteiro <of**@hotmail.com>
wrote:
Where is another good tutorial to learn from :
http://www.wdvl.com/Authoring/JavaScript/Tutorial/


I *strongly* disagree. Not only is it outdated, but parts of it are
factually wrong, plain and simple.

[snip]

Mike
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sorry for my lack of information!! as I Tought it was a good start to learn
the basis of Javascript as it is very well separated by every subject
Jul 23 '05 #9

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