Here are some reasons why JS is such a popular language:
- It’s on every platform imaginable, including browsers, mobile and desktop applications, IoT devices, etc.
- It’s a great foundational language for newbies. Script languages are generally easier to learn than compiled languages like C++, states Business News Daily.
You’ll need to consider the following when deciding if you want to go it alone or sign up for a class:
- Do you have prior coding experience?
- Are you able to set up your own curriculum?
- Can you cope psychologically with feeling stuck or in despair, because you don’t understand something? If don’t like those feelings, you may well want to consider a mentor-led course.
- What are your time commitments? It’s likely that studying alone will take longer than a structured course.
- Is a network of fellow programmers important to you?
- How easy will you be able to look for work without the support of an institution?
Whatever you decide, know that there are resources out there for learning JS including: