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JavaScript Projects for Kids

By : Syed Omar Faruk Towaha
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JavaScript Projects for Kids

By: Syed Omar Faruk Towaha

Overview of this book

JavaScript is the most widely-used programming language for web development and that's not all! It has evolved over the years and is now being implemented in an array of environments from websites to robotics. Learning JavaScript will help you see the broader picture of web development. This book will take your imagination to new heights by teaching you how to work with JavaScript from scratch. It will introduce you to HTML and CSS to enhance the appearance of your applications. You’ll then use your skills to build on a cool Battleship game! From there, the book will introduce you to jQuery and show you how you can manipulate the DOM. You’ll get to play with some cool stuff using Canvas and will learn how to make use of Canvas to build a game on the lines of Pacman, only a whole lot cooler! Finally, it will show you a few tricks with OOP to make your code clean and will end with a few road maps on areas you can explore further.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
JavaScript Projects for Kids
About the Author
About the Reviewer


We already know that the computer world has nothing but data.

There are different types of data (we call them data types), as follows:

  • Your name is a kind of data

  • Your age is data

  • Your grade is also data

Yet, they all are different. What is the difference between them? Your name only contains a group of characters or, as some people also call it, string. Your age is an integer type data. Your grade is a float type data. The wonderful thing in JavaScript is that you do not have to specify the data type before writing a variable's name.


JavaScript allows working with three data types. Strings (for example, "This is an example of string"), numbers (for example, 2015, 3.1415, and so on), and Boolean (for example, true or false).

Did we discuss variables? Well, you already know the data types. You will need something to store your data. This something is called variable. In JavaScript, we use var before the variable names. Remember that var starts with small letter.

Let's consider the following...