I discovered Coursera a while back. You can take all kinds of classes (and tons of computer related ones), for free, and they are very good. Universities from all over the world participate in hosting these classes. Most of them take 68 weeks to complete, and you do it at your own pace and time. Here's the link: https://www.coursera.org/
Hi, this is exactly what I have been looking for, for online self-learning.
Have you taken courses here?
If yes, which course(s) did you take? And how did you like it?
Also, I am not clear about whether these courses are Free or you have to pay for them! Do you know?
I have taken one complete course from Tel Aviv University, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was called Understanding Plants. A great asset, very interesting. I've started a couple others, and couldn't finish them because we were in process of moving and I didn't have time. I'm taking another one right now, about beginner's html coding, from Michigan State University. It looks like it's going to be good, too.
You can take them for free, or pay and get college credit for them. I do free!
Yes, you are correct. You can take any course you want for free. The only thing you don't get with the free one is the college credit diploma. Everything else is the same. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of classes offered, and the hosting universities are all over the world. It's really fun! Of course some of the professors are more enjoyable than others, just like any in classroom. The one I had in Tel Aviv was really fun, and he's the leading person, in his field, in the world.
Hum! Very interesting. I shall give them a try by taking one of the courses that I have been looking to take. Such as Object oriented Php. Hopefully it will be a good investment of time and not a waste of time, which is the worst thing. We shall see. But from what you are saying it should be a good investment of time.
You can work on the course at any time during the duration of the class dates listed. It seems there may be a little leeway at the end of the schedule, but I don't know how much or if it's always available. I often miss working on the class for a day or so, and then I get back at it and do however much I can, any time of day or night! That's the beauty of it! But I need to be done on or about the ending date.
Most of the sites that I see using jQuery tend to be bloated messes filled with errors, and often will not even display pages properly on any but the coders' computer. For example, I visited one site today using jQuery (a government site) and the pages won't even load because they are stuck in an endless jQuery loop.
Gurd. You are right but must also be wrong :)
To be exact you are right because I searched (on Google, Anoox, etc.) for:
and cannot find any really good solution to this!
In fact best thing I found is this:
I cannot make sense of it. If you can WOW!
If you MUST use JQ, and I don't see why you would need to, just copy and paste ONLY the code needed to do your job. Downloading 384K of useless code, especially on a slow computer, is downright frustrating.
Yes, but the problem is that the JQuery source code is the most frustrating bunch of code to read through! I mean it is like encrypted Code the way it is written. So you will have to spend long time to do what you said.
Yeh, I know. Just saying that that is what SHOULD be done to keep page sizes to a manageable minimum. It irritates me to no end when I see 384k of jQuery on a page only 10k long, especially when a tiny part of jQuery is only used one time.
Yes, that is true. And indeed so amazing that more of the Web and Internet World does not have a problem with JQ huge download size. And now we have a whole eco system developed and developing around JQ, so it is bound to get worse.
Have you tried this class yourself?
FYI, I dont mind spending any amount of Money on learning, but as long as the learning actually delivers the result I want, which is to learn this JQ, and not waste my time, which is after all Money.
Although there are lots of materials on learning JQuery.
I like this course by codeschool:
because they break the learning process down to stages, which is really needed in case of something as actually complex as JQ.