Learning JavaScript is Good for Your Career

Learning JavaScript is Good for Your Career

I started learning JavaScript four weeks ago. I won’t be able to write complex scripts anytime soon, but I can read it and fix it. If you’re in marketing, it’s definitely worth setting aside 1-2 hours per week for a few weeks to learn it.

Here are 3 reasons why you should learn JavaScript:

Reason 1: There are many fun ways to learn it
It really depends on the way that you learn. I am a visual learner, so I learn by being
shown something and then by doing. I started my JavaScript training with the two following sites: JavaScript Road Trip and Code Academy. If you like being in a classroom setting, Ladies Learning Code runs JavaScript courses in select cities across Canada. The next session is in Toronto on April 23rd.  If you are more of a ‘learn by reading’ person, there are many free resources on the JS Books site.Benefits of learning JavaScript

Reason 2: JavaScript is not going away anytime soon
As a marketer, it makes sense to learn the basics of JavaScript. The internet is a big part of our world and understanding how websites function and are created is extremely empowering. It is easy to learn once you have the basics down. JavaScript is like the icing on the top of the cake, the cake being HTML and CSS. It adds versatility to a website.

Reason 3: Learning JavaScript will give you a solid understanding of what your
web developer team is doing
It will give you an advantage when you are working with your developer team.  You will be
able to understand what their job entails, and they will appreciate your knowledge and
respect for their expertise. Plus, you will have a good idea of how long it will take
for them to build something you may be requesting, and whether it is a big
or small endeavor.

Programming languages are powerful tools to have – even if you won’t be actually applying them in your day-to-day worklife. Understanding them helps you to have a solid context around how websites are built, how data is collected by Google Analytics and an idea of how much effort is required to complete a project by your development team.

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