Learning JavaScript: Lesson 1 – The Basics

JavaScript is a both fun, and at times, frustrating language.

In this series of tutorials, we’ll be examining the language in both practical use and production application. If that means nothing to you, keep reading, it will probably only get worse.

First, a brief history into JavaScript, and how it came to be. The JavaScript language is a rare specimen of the early web days that has evolved into the all-powerful language and ecosystem it is today.

The days of Netscape and AOL saw JavaScript in it’s adolescent years, clumsily trying to assume its place in the web kingdom. A few more lines of romanticizing the awfulness of JavaScripts early years, andddddd …

Fast forward a few years and Node.js and the like adorn some of the top spots on the web.

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