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Shaun Wassell
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Intermediate JavaScript Tutorial: Build a JavaScript Game with Node FAQs: Cost, Training, Value

Is learning JavaScript worth it for developing games?

Yes, JavaScript is definitely worth learning for games development. There are more powerful, robust and versatile games development languages, but JavaScript is highly capable and a great place for new developers to start. JavaScript is notoriously easy to learn and has tons of support and documentation – it's a great language for game developers to start with. On the other hand, learning to develop games in JavaScript is a great way for software engineers to master the language.

How difficult is it to learn to build a game with JavaScript?

Assuming you're already familiar with the fundamentals of coding with JavaScript and the basics of game design, it won't be very difficult to learn how to build games with JavaScript. This course assumes you have a basic understanding of JavaScript before it jumps into asynchronous programming, closures, promises and error handling. This course isn't a breeze, but it's a good challenge for a relatively experienced JavaScript coder, and a great way to learn advanced JavaScript.

Is this JavaScript game development course associated with any certifications?

No, this course isn't directly associated with any certifications or industry credentials (partly because it's open source, there isn't one official certification vendor for JavaScript). A course designed for a certification exam would focus more on memorization and cramming. This games development course is designed to get you first-hand experience with package management, deployment and actually building a game using JavaScript and Node.

Is it possible to use JavaScript to make 3D or 2D games?

Yes, JavaScript can absolutely build both 3D and 2D games, although typically it's best for mobile games. JavaScript is not the same programming language as Java, which has been used to build games like Minecraft. But even though the only thing they have in common is the word Java, both can build games. JavaScript probably won't build the next AAA game, but it can absolutely handle a basic 3D game.

What's the best way to learn to use JavaScript?

The best way to learn JavaScript is with lots of real-world, hands-on practice. You can only read and hear about JavaScript for so long before the details start getting fuzzy and the code you're trying to memorize starts leaking out your ears. The way to learn JavaScript is by writing JavaScript. This course offers tons of opportunities and virtual simulations to write, execute and debug real JavaScript code in real time.
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