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Vanilla JavaScript Pocket Guides

Everything you need to master JavaScript.

Short, focused training guides made for beginners. Start building real JavaScript projects in under an hour.

📱Read in DRM-free ebook format or watch streaming HD video on any device.

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  • The Complete Set. Every pocket guide in the collection, including any new ones that come out in the future.
  • The Beginner’s Bundle. Kick-start your journey to vanilla JS with these essential pocket guides.
  • The Advanced Bundle. Take your vanilla JavaScript skills to the next level with these pocket guides on advanced topics.

Individual Guides

  1. DOM Manipulation. Learn how to get DOM elements and do awesome stuff with them.
  2. Strings, Arrays, and Objects. Transform and edit strings, arrays, and objects to make working with them easier and more productive.
  3. Variables, Functions, and Scope. What are arrow functions? What’s function hoisting? What’s the difference between var, let, and const, and when should you use each?
  4. DOM Injection and Traversal. Learn how to generate dynamic content, climb up and down the DOM, and more.
  5. Browser Storage. Store data in local storage, get and set cookies, and retrieve values from query strings.
  6. Ajax & HTTP. Learn how to make HTTP requests, asynchronously grab HTML from another page, and more.
  7. Writing Plugins. Learn how to write flexible, modular, scalable plugins that grow with you and your users.
  8. Web Apps. Build interactive web apps and single page apps without libraries or frameworks.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If it had not been for you, I would not be able to learn JavaScript. - Patricia Parker
Loved your book, it's become a daily reference for me. Fantastic stuff! - Chris Baughman

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About the Instructor

Chris Ferdinandi

Hi, I’m Chris Ferdinandi. I write vanilla JavaScript plugins that are used by organizations like Apple, Harvard Business School, and CNN.

I want to help you master vanilla JavaScript, without all of the painful false starts and roadblocks I encountered when I was learning.

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