JavaScript Advanced

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Our two day advanced JavaScript course is for those web developers who want to enhance their JavaScript skills. You will learn how to use the Document Object Model to control elements on your page. How to store and manipulate data using JSON, and how to interrogate top-level objects to help you in your web design.

During the course you will learn about cookies, how to control them and use them, and also the various events and how to handle them. Additionally you will learn how to use Objects within JavaScript, how to create them, when to use them, and how to use Regular Expressions in your work.

The course will cover some of the most popular JavaScript libraries to help you in your work as well as the basics of using Javascript in a mobile and touch screen environment.

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The Advanced JavaScript course builds on the JavaScript Getting Started course and covers a wide range of more advanced aspects of JavaScript.

Advanced JavaScript - Course Topics

Javascript quick recap

  • Variables & functions & loops
  • Breaks
  • data types
  • conditions

Understanding Scope

  • Managing globals
  • Namespaces
  • Closure
  • Working with THIS and NEW


  • Creating arrays
  • Deleting array elements
  • Multidimensional arrays

Using top level objects

  • screen
  • window
  • location
  • history
  • cookies
  • etc

Working with the DOM

  • What is the DOM?
  • Working with nodes
  • Working with elements
  • Accessing DOM elements
  • Changing DOM elements
  • Creating DOM elements
  • The event model
  • event handling
  • dynamic events
  • complex events
  • Events and Event listeners
  • Event handling
  • onClick and onLoad
  • onBlur and onFocus
  • Other events


  • Using cookie objects
  • Storing cookies
  • Processing cookie values
  • Deleting cookies

Validating forms

  • Getting and setting information within your forms
  • Checking your form data

Understanding Objects

  • Object basics
  • Object literals
  • Object inheritance
  • Object methods
  • Wrapper objects
  • Built-in types
  • Custom objects
  • Constructors
  • Prototype functions

Regular expressions

  • What are they
  • Using regular exprfessions
  • Alternatives and groups
  • string.match()
  • string.replace()
  • RegExp object
  • RegExp.exec()


  • What is JSON
  • Objects and JSON
  • Creating some data
  • Handling data with JSON
  • JavaScript and JSON tools


  • What are exceptions
  • Handling exceptions
  • Using exceptions in your code


  • jquery
  • nodejs
  • backbonejs
  • etc


  • chrome dev tools
  • profiling
  • timeline
  • annotation
  • mobile (usb) debuggung

Javascript and mobile

  • emulating touch events on the desktop
  • testing a touch set of functions
  • how to debug your Javascript on a mobile device


The Advanced JavaScript course introduces you to the more advanced aspects of JavaScript.

You will learn

  • About scope and how to manage it
  • About storing information within arrays and how to manipulate arrays
  • How to manipulate top-level objects like location, window, etc
  • How to effectivley manipulate the DOM, how to change the DOM, and how to create DOM elements
  • How to handle events properly, and how to setup event listeners
  • How to use JavaScript to manage cookies
  • How to use JavaScript to create and setup objects
  • How to use the JavaScript Object Notation format (JSON)
  • How to debug your JavaScript code on the desktop and mobile platforms
  • About JavaScript events and how to respond to user input
  • How to profile your JavaScript

Our scheduled courses are designed to ensure you have a professional and productive experience.  With 20 years practice we have had plenty of time to get it right, but we are always open to new suggestions as well.

Reasons to choose Highlander for your professional training

  • A proven track record - Highlander has been established for 20 years.
  • High quality instruction - Our instructors are certified by Adobe, Google and CompTIA.
  • We make sure you are happy - Our satisfaction guarantee ensures you leave with a smile.
  • Follow on support - We give you 12 months post course support.

What you get on a Highlander Course

Start and finish times

Our courses start at 9.30am and typically run until 4pm. The finish time is based primarily on how much information people can retain in a day without being overwhelmed, and can vary slightly depending on individual class size and ability.


Each delegate is provided with use of a computer, setup with the latest version of the software they are learning. Our York centre has a mix of Mac and PC's, so if you have a preference please advise us when booking. Older versions of software can usually be catered for on request.

If delegates prefer to work in their own environment and would rather bring their own laptop that is equally fine.


Hot drinks and bottled water is provided throughout the day together with a selection of biscuits and sweets.  There is a scheduled 15 minute break mid morning and again mid afternoon.


There is a one hour break for lunch to allow delegates some time "off the screen".  Our centre is located on the well known Bishy Road in York, with a wide range of popular cafe's just a few metres from the front door. The street regularly features in national newspapers and has been described by Wall Street Journal as "an enclave of gourmet delis and cafes" while The Times described it as "York's answer to Notting Hill".

Course Materials

Course manuals / books are provided for all our standard scheduled courses and you get 12 months access to our learning management system which contains a variety of content ranging from video tutorials and refresher exercises through to copies of course slides.

Internet Access

All the machines have full internet access and free wifi is available to use within our centres.

Certificate of Completion

All delegates receive a certificate of completion to show they have completed an Adobe Authorised Training Course.

Who should attend this course

This training course is aimed at those who know basic JavaScript and html/css already.  If you are not of this level you may find our HTML5 Getting Started and JavaScript Getting Started courses of interest.