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If you would like to begin programming, JavaScript is one of the languages that you must learn. JavaScript is web development language invented to make web pages more dynamic, provide feedback to users, and is commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. This coding course is available courtesy of Codecademy, an online, interactive platform that offers free coding classes in six different programming languages like Python, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, and Ruby, as well as markup languages including HTML and CSS.

Course Goals/Objectives

Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript, the programming language of the Web in a ten hour course on a platform provided by Codeacademy. JavaScript can be used to:

Make websites respond to user interaction
Build apps and games
Access information on the Internet (e.g. find out the top trending words on Twitter by topic)
Organize and present data (e.g. automate spreadsheet work; data visualization)

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