Becoming a JavaScript Developer

So You want to be a Software Engineer

JavaScript is the programming language of the web. It’s one of the most in demand skills in today’s job market and more so in the future. JavaScript not only enables you to add powerful interactions to websites, but is also the base language of commonly used libraries such as jQuery and frameworks such as AngularJS, ReactJS and NodeJS. As a JavaScript Developer, it is essential that you have a solid understanding of this all-purpose language.

If you are novice programmer, or if you have never code in JavaScript before, these books are for you. You might also want to look at Codecademy’s JavaScript course to get a bit of a hands on experience.

  1. JavaScript For Cats

Great starting point for beginners to learn about the beautiful language of JavaScript. It teaches you the basics and shows you how you can write code using the browser console.

2. Learn Javascript

Another book that teaches you the basics of programming and JavaScript. The topics are easy to follow and has exercises at the end for you to try them out.

3. Eloquent JavaScript

This book teaches you how to write precise, elegant and practical code. It begins with the basics of programming but as you go further into the book, you’ll get into topics like object-oriented JavaScript and higher-order functions. After you’ve gone through all that, the book will show you how to build an HTML game and some example apps with Node.js.

4. Speaking JavaScript

This book is for people who are already familiar with other programming languages and want to learn JavaScript. If you code in Java, PHP, C++, Python or any other mainstream language, consider this your quick start guide to the wonderful world of JavaScript. is an integrated platform for online Hirers and IT Workforce (Employees, Contract workers and Virtual Talents) to get intelligently connected and transact. We match companies to awesome talent, through a precise combination of data science and human judgement.