First steps; What is the best way to get started in this dive?

First, to get started with Javascript, get started RIGHT. Too many people want to build something amazing in Javascript on day one, and as fun, as that seems, it's not going to help you in the long run. Slow and steady, starting with the basics--that's the way to go.

So, yes, your first steps should be to learn the basics of JavaScript. What does that mean? It means you should learn about objects, strings, arrays, and all of the other building blocks of JavaScript. It may be tempting to jump past all that and start learning a framework like React, Angular, or Vue, but the truth is: unless you already know javascript, none of these frameworks will make sense, and honestly, you will likely just get discouraged. So take the time to understand the basics of JavaScript. It will keep you from making beginner mistakes later, and will also help you learn frameworks faster when you are ready! And if you already have a base in Javascript, double-check to make sure you really know the basics before trying to move to more advanced subjects.

So it's now time to put together a solid study plan and schedule, using the many resources we have assembled for you on the pages to come.

So to get started, we recommend that your very first step should be to apply/login to our worldwide Javascript community on Break Diving, and tell us that you are pursuing this dive! Then, your second step is to come back here and go to the next article to find the resources you need to succeed in learning or mastering Javascript!