JavaScript Tutorial for Beginners – Step By step guide!

Welcome to our unique JavaScript tutorial series, tailored explicitly for beginners interested in building a shopping cart application.

In this JavaScript tutorial for beginners, we will skip the traditional introduction to the basics of JavaScript syntax, variables, data types, and operators.

Instead, we will dive right into the essential features of JavaScript crucial for creating a web application, precisely a shopping cart.

Through hands-on examples and real-world projects, we will guide you step-by-step as you learn the language and gain the skills needed to build your interactive web applications.

JavaScript and its history

Before we start coding, I want to tell you a little about JavaScript and its history.

JavaScript is a programming language commonly used to add interactive elements to websites. It allows developers to create drop-down menus, pop-up windows, and interactive forms.

For example, when you click on a button on a website and a pop-up window appears, JavaScript likely powers that.

JavaScript was first created in 1995 by Brendan Eich, a programmer at Netscape Communications Corporation. At the time, the World Wide Web was still in its early stages and web pages were primarily used to display text and images.

Eich's goal was to create a programming language to make web pages more interactive and dynamic; thus, JavaScript was born.

It was initially called Mocha, then LiveScript, before finally being named JavaScript.

Code examples

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