JavaScript: Taking Off the Training Wheels

A good motivational article on getting to grips with coding JavaScript (without using libraries like jQuery).

If nothing else, learning JavaScript will improve your jQuery code; you’ll be comfortable writing jQuery from scratch and feel happy bending others’ code to your own purposes. Writing efficient, fast and bug-free jQuery is also made much easier when you have a good appreciation of JavaScript, because you can look at what jQuery is really doing.

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