Object-Oriented JavaScript

About This Course

Have you been dabbling with JavaScript but find your files keep turning into a mess of spaghetti code? Do you find yourself copying and pasting lines of code over and over throughout your application? Surely there’s a better way, right? Yes, there is a better way -- object-oriented programming will allow you to build websites using reusable blocks of code known as libraries, similar to using bricks to build a house. This course is designed to teach web developers how to utilize the various object-oriented programming features within JavaScript, and more importantly, how to write reusable and maintainable libraries that will make your life easier.

Why Take This?

As a Front-End Web Developer, JavaScript is one of the most important languages in your toolbox. A strong foundation in the language’s features empowers you to write efficient and performant web applications. In this course you’ll explore a variety of ways to write object-oriented code in JavaScript. You’ll build a variety of JavaScript objects and explore how their different inheritance models affect your code’s execution and in-memory model. You’ll use these features to write memory efficient code and seek simplicity and modularity in your own code.

Prerequisites and Requirements

This course is for beginner to intermediate web developers with an understanding of JavaScript syntax. Specifically, you should know how to write control structures, how to write simple functions, and recognize the different variable types in JavaScript. As well as be able to read existing JavaScript code with these features and predict its outcome. If you need a refresher on these prerequisites, check out our JavaScript Basics course!
Build a variety of JavaScript objects and explore how their inheritance models affect your app's in-memory model. Gain simplicity and modularity in your own code.