Learn JavaScript (But Learn It Properly)

Learn JavaScript (But Learn It Properly)

You might not think of JavaScript as a particularly advanced language. However, if you have an in-depth knowledge of coding in JavaScript — more than just some casual browser scripting — it could lead to a bigger pay packet.

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At last week’s Gartner PCC conference, analyst Gene Phifer noted that the widespread employment of JavaScript in SharePoint implementations had led to a shortage of developers with in-depth skills relevant to portal rollouts:

If you’re going to be living with SharePoint you’ll use JavaScript. Skills on JavaScript are there, but they’re pretty shallow. You need to invest in training and unvest in hiring people that know this well.

While Phifer addressed that remark at C-level executives, it highlights a gap that a savvy programmer could exploit.

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