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Nothing to do this Bank Holiday evening? Learn how to code Javascript

Sure you’ve nothing else to be doing.

shutterstock_131651264 (Not actually what Javascript looks like, but you get the idea) Source: Shutterstock/visivastudio

Updated at 3pm

TECHNOLOGY, AS YOU might have noticed, is all around us.

And behind all of that is code. Lines and lines of code.

While learning how to write this code is something on the Junior Cert curriculum, it can still remain a bit of a mystery to most adults.

There’s where a new app called Lrn comes in.

The app (currently only available on iOS) is aimed at giving users a quick and easy crash-course in Javascript.


This language is used for programmes ranging from games and instant messaging to processing credit card payments.

Before you get too excited, Lrn isn’t the be-all-and-end-all to learning how to master Javascript. It offers a simple introduction to how the language is structured, but relies on you filling in blanks in the code.


The positive is that it does this in a simple and accessible way; it doesn’t overwhelm the user.

It’s a good place to start for someone starting from scratch.

The lessons will cost you a few shillings, so if you’re looking for a free, more in-depth way of learning code you could always head over to the Code Academy.

Read: Want to learn to write code? Here’s how… >

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