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If you're interested to learn JavaScript, you've come to the right place. We'll be covering the five best tools to begin your scripting life. Source: Nicolas Asfouri / AFP

Learning JavaScript from scratch is no easy feat, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a skill you can’t pick up without some effort and practice. In today’s tech-driven era, programmers are in high demand and can earn a handsome salary.

Why is learning JavaScript important?

Well, JavaScript exists in all things the internet. Every programme and website is written with JavaScript, like the bricks of a Lego building, you can’t build without it.

Besides being a trending skill, script programming has been a highly lucrative job. Quoting data from Payscale, Daxx reported that the average Javascript developer salary is US$83,384 per year, while Indeed calculated the JavaScript salary standing at US$109,564 per year.

Learning JavaScript has never been easier with online courses. Here are five free courses worth exploring:

Every programme and website is written with JavaScript, like the bricks of a Lego building, you can’t build without it. Source: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Learn JavaScript – Full Course for Beginners by freeCodeCamp

The freeCodeCamp is a news and tutorial site for all things programming. Their course includes a three-and-a-half hour-long tutorial on YouTube that covers the fundamentals of coding and programming step-by-step. This easy to follow guide can help you to pick up the basics in no time.

The video is supplemented with the basic freeCodeCamp JavaScript challenges where you will learn in detail how to solve them with Beau Carnes’ comprehensive explanations.

JavaScript Tutorial for Beginners: Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour by Programming with Mosh

If the three-and-a-half hour-long tutorial is too long for you and you would prefer something fast, or just need a quick refresher, then this one-hour-long tutorial video could be up your alley.

This experienced programmer with over two million subscribers on YouTube offers a concise tutorial that will cover the basics, including conditions, loops, functions, objects, arrays, and ES6 features.

Start learning JavaScript with these free courses. Source: Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP


This tutorial from LearnJS notes that their website is intended for everyone who wishes to learn the JavaScript programming language, whether an experienced programmer or not.

You can also find advanced tutorials once you’ve mastered the foundations.

Foundation and Full-stack JavaScript by The Odin Project

The Odin Project offers several tutorials for you to learn JavaScript, HTML, CSS, NODEJS and more.

Start with the Foundations to pick up the basics of JavaScript, from learning how to install the programme to creating projects like a rock, paper, scissors game.

After completing the Foundation, you can move forward to the Full-stack JavaScript tutorials, where you will learn more comprehensive lessons. And yes, there will be more fun projects for you to work on in these tutorials too.

Intro to JS: Drawing & Animation

Now, this tutorial offers a twist — an artistic one at that. The course will teach you how you can create illustrations and animations through simple JavaScript codes.

From learning the fundamentals, drawing shapes to doing full-on animations, this tutorial will surely make learning JavaScript fun.