Python vs JavaScript for Python Developers

Python isn’t the only language out there, and one of the other languages frequently fighting Python for the top of the “most popular” lists is JavaScript. JavaScript is the de facto language on the web but also has a robust toolset on the server side. This course explores JavaScript from a Python programmer’s perspective.

If you’ve never used JavaScript before or have felt overwhelmed by the quick pace of its evolution in recent years, then this course will set you on the right path. You should already know the basics of Python to benefit fully from the comparisons made between the two languages.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Where JavaScript comes from and where it is used
  • How JavaScript’s type system is different from Python’s
  • How to write functions in JavaScript
  • The two ways of creating objects in JavaScript
  • General language syntax in JavaScript
  • Surprises and behaviors in JavaScript that Python programmers wouldn’t expect

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About Christopher Trudeau

Christopher has a passion for the Python language and writes for Real Python. He is a consultant who helps advise organizations on how to improve their technical teams.

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Participant Comments

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Marko on Dec. 19, 2021

Your courses are highly informative and they are a great resource for students such as myself. If you find the time, please make a Python vs C# course!

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dudutt on July 12, 2021

Nice course! I like this kind of introduction with opinions and tips about what is preferred to use and what is more likely to go wrong. I’m learning Python and Javascript for a project, so I’ve felt like this course was made for me.

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Alain Rouleau on June 27, 2021

Great introduction to JavaScript as it compares to Python. Lots of information packed into a short period of time, that’s for sure. But it really does give you a sense of how everything works. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

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