Resources for enhancing JS Skills


#1

Hello,

I am new to NativeScript. I just started developing my first app. It has been a little painful as with learning anything new but I am off and running.

I know JS basics and have been using jQuery for years but I feel like I need to increase my JS knowledge.

Do you have any recommendations on books or other resources on how to level up my JS skills? Amazon has a ton of books. I am looking for you my fellow Native Script Developers to help narrow my choices. I see that Pluralsight and Udemy have a lot of content too.

Thanks!


#2

I have not read this, but I’ve heard great things about the JavaScript Cookbook. http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596806149.do

Shameless plug too but NativeScript in Action is in the MEAP process right now as well from Manning: http://bit.ly/nsinaction


#3

Another shameless plug here, but you can try my course on Udemy:

I also have many tutorials on my blog at:

Pick your poison :slight_smile:


#4

Have you looked at You Don’t Know JS by Kyle Simpson? https://github.com/getify/You-Dont-Know-JS

Also anything by Wes Bos is great! https://javascript30.com/


#5

@nraboy, I have watched your other Udemy course a couple times. https://www.udemy.com/nativescript-101-a-quickstart-to-building-mobile-apps/ I haven’t watched the other one because I haven’t learned Angular yet.

@Nick, Yes I have a bookmark to your book on Amazon. Anxiously waiting for it to be ready.

@jen.looper, Bingo! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing.


#6

here’s a little light reading https://medium.com/friendship-dot-js/300-books-every-javascript-developer-must-read-in-2017-78b596ee5a52#.b5phcv2yd


#7

@randy,

Since we are pluging things; you can read my already released book; Getting Started with NativeScript

Nathanael A.


#8

@NathanaelA, I have read your books like 4 times. Thanks for writing it!!

~Randy


#9

I would recommend the course “JavaScript Understanding the Weird Parts” on Udemy