But it doesn't really TEACH you. It doesn't guide you through anything. So I recommend skipping it.
It starts so simple, so easy, almost too simple, but this is encouraging. You get your swagger back as you say, “This is easy!”
Do the online version, here, because you can test and experiment directly in your browser.
Of course you have to retain what you're learning, so I highly recommend you write down every new thing you learn, ideally into a flashcard program, like this. It's a lot to take in, so you'll have to remind yourself of what you've learned in the weeks and months afterwards.
All of these are great, and you'll notice you go through them much faster now that you're fluent. Do the examples. Play around.
Then jQuery, and more...
I really liked Head First jQuery, as goofy as it is. It walks you through jQuery wonderfully well, and has you apply what you've learned, as you go.
- CoffeeScript with The Little Book on CoffeeScript - by Alex MacCaw
- Backbone.js by following this path
- Node.js by following this path
Then put down the books and go use it!
Any other suggestions? What worked for you?
Well... that's what I did, and I'm quite happy with the results.
Please share any other suggestions or experiences, here: