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Hi. I’ve had the same concern myself, plus it was a burden for me when I had already paid for the full-year of pro.
But I just felt like in some areas Codecademy lacked some details (especially because I’m a beginner, I need as many details&explanations as possible). And what I struggle from most of the time is that I have a hard time connecting what I have learned to real-life examples, which is crucial for us learners to grasp how to apply what we have learned. I think the book covers that part - and I think that’s why Codecademy suggests us to purchase this book. The book certainly has overlapping explanations that Codecademy already covers, but since it’s also put in different ways it gives me more in-depth understandings. It is several years old, true, but I think Codecademy takes responsibilities to explain to us if there is a major change in the system (i.e. variables -> let & const).
- I didn’t want to pay the full price for the book since I wanted to purchase HTML & CSS book from the same author, so I went for the used books. The condition is good as new, and I paid only $30 for both books. I’m not going to mention the name of the website here, but you are more than welcome to send me a private message!
With a little bit of research online (and BTW, do not use google search engine for this) you can find the pdf book for free…
But, in my opinion, is a bit outdated and so far, I’ve found some wrong information on chapter 13. But it’s really not that necessary and you won’t miss much if you don’t read it. it provides a summary of what you are learning to reinforce the concepts codecademy teaches you beforhand.
I feel like I’m struggling to even understand the text in this book. I am a beginner so I’m not even comprehending the chapters to be honest. I think it might be more useful to me after I have a clearer knowledge of JS as a whole…
I’m trying to justify skipping the ch readings since I don’t think I am getting much out of them.
You can try asking about certain excerpts/topics here on in the Codecademy discord. Example “what kind of resources can I use to constructively tackle this section of the book for a better understanding?”