You can expect to keep learning about programming as long as you continue to program. I've been at it for a long time, and I still learn new stuff constantly! This page lists some of the topics that I think will be useful to you. Don't worry about it if something is too confusing for you now; just come back to it later.
I'll keep this page updated as I find additional resources.
For now, skip these sections:
We didn't cover these chapters in this class, so you may want to skip them for now:
We didn't cover these in class, but read them anyway. They might be useful:
Read these chapters after you've been programming a few years:
And I'd recommend ignoring this chapter entirely:
That said, I'd recommend looking over these chapters:
After you've mastered that material, here's what I would recommend learning:
By default, the value of "this" is:
However, it's possible to manually set the value of the "this" variable for a function when calling it. Check out these resources to see how:
Version Control Systems let you "save" your project, give it some comments, and then later review your history and optionally revert back to a previous version of your code. Most companies with more than two developers also use them to help developers collaborate on projects.
There are many VCSs, but one of the most popular right now is called Git. Here are some resources to help you get started with Git:
Note that most of these tutorials assume you're familiar working with the command line on your computer (either Terminal.app on Mac or cmd.exe on Windows). You may want to look us some tutorials on that first.
Also in modern browsers, there's a special way of doing loops for animating, which is more efficient than just using setInterval().
Regular Expressions are a special "language" used for matching patterns, and are available in most (maybe all) programming languages. They're particularly useful if you want to find some text in a string and replace it with something else.
Called MVC for short, this just means that you separate your code into three parts:
There are TONS of different viewpoints on what MVC actually is, but that's how I like to think about it. Here is some light reading on the topic:
If you actually understand and can utilize these, it will put you way ahead of most other JS programmers:
I'll leave it to you to look up tutorials and examples for these.
DOM manipulation and AJAX library
A JS/CSS package of user interface widgets designed to compliment jQuery
A collection of functions to help you do stuff. Particularly useful for functional programming, when you get to doing that.