About this Course

This course covers methods for organizing your code, both conceptually and literally. You’ll learn the importance of separating concerns when writing JavaScript, gaining hands-on experience along the way. Separating concerns can be done with or without an organizational library or framework. We’ll learn how to separate concerns without one, and then we’ll explore an organizational library together. You’ll also learn strategies for exploring other libraries and frameworks on your own.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand (from experience) the importance of code organization, and how to implement it with either vanilla JavaScript or an organizational library or framework. Your applications will start looking clean and professional—not just to your users, but also to anyone who looks at the code driving your applications.

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Free
Timeline
Approx. 6 weeks
Skill Level
advanced
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Prerequisites and Requirements

This course is for intermediate web developers with some experience with JavaScript, and some prior experience with a JavaScript library, such as jQuery.

Students should also be proficient in HTML and CSS, and should have experience creating static pages.

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Why Take This Course

Many developers dive right into projects without thinking of the organization or structure of the code they’re writing. It's easy to hack projects together, but the best developers spend the extra time to think about the organization of their application and adhere to sound organizational practices.

In order to write clean code that will get you your next job or promotion, you'll need to have a solid understanding of organizational techniques, and you'll need to implement those techniques in your projects. Software developers who write clean and organized code are surprisingly hard to find, so if you can master code organization you’ll be a step above the rest.

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