01: Welcome to The Course

Welcome to my Learn JavaScript the Hard Way course, and thank you for spending your hard earned money on my hard work. I hope you really enjoy the course and you get as much as possible out of it. If you find that something is missing, wrong, off, or not explained well, feel free to email me at help@learnjsthehardway.com or talk to me in chat to ask for help. The forum is preferred if you have a question that might help someone else out later, but you can ask any way that works best for you.

The purpose of this first module is to get you started on the best possible footing with the material. I will introduce you to important tools, concepts, and strategies to make the most out of the course. I will attempt to give you good solid beginner information in the following topics:

  1. How to use this website that I wrote by hand (as of 2022).
  2. The goals of the course, and how to approach it as a beginner.
  3. Time management strategies for studying in your spare time.
  4. How to set up your computer for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  5. How to get help with problems you have.
  6. Resources available to you on this course.
  7. General warnings and common missteps.

I'm predicting that if you follow this initial "First Steps" module carefully that you'll be much better off if you had rushed into the course without any preparation. If you discover that I missed something you wanted me to cover before you started then please let me know.

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