The struggle with JavaScript is real!

JavaScript is way more confusing than Responsive web design.
Anyone else struggling with Java or is it just me? :confused:

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First of all, just to be clear, Java and JavaScript are not the same thing. They are at best siblings, both descending from the C language. The old saying that “Java is to JavaScript as car is to carpet” may be a bit of an exaggeration, but still… The “Java” in “JavaScript” has more to do with marketing than anything else.

But yeah, JS is much harder than HTML and CSS. Those were basically just scripting languages, whereas JS is a “real” programming language.

So yeah, everyone struggles with it. Just keep at it. And remind yourself that it’s a good think that it’s so difficult - that’s why it pays well.

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Thank you for the clarification , much appreciated! I am just trying to learn as much as I go!

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Hi @noxmaraba !

Nope, it is not just you. :grinning:

Just take your time.
It is not a race.
With practice and time the concepts will start to make sense.

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thank you for this!! this just helped me boost my confidence <3

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I like “Java is to JavaScript as ham is to hamburger”. :slight_smile:


i am on the same boat but I keep going … we got this. you got this.

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Thank you, and for sure WE GOT THIS :slightly_smiling_face:

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Not just a ‘you’ thing. Cant tell you how many times I thought about quitting because my code didnt work, only to find out hours later that it wasn’t running right because I literally missed a comma in a switch statement or a semicolon in a function :triumph:

Javascript demands that not only do you need to know what youre doing, but you must do it with precision. Totally unforgiving.

But I can see that im making progress.