UPDATE: We’ve recorded a higher quality version of this screencast.

When I hear that someone’s having trouble learning JavaScript or jQuery, my first suggestion to them is always the same: install Firebug and experiment at the console. Whether you’re an experienced JavaScript developer or haven’t written a single line of client-side code, the interactive nature of a command-line is one of the fastest ways to learn.

To demonstrate just how effective Firebug’s console can be, Craig Shoemaker and I recorded a short screencast on the topic. If you’re not taking advantage of this technique, be sure to take a minute (well, 16) and check it out:



Question: Would you like to see more screencasts similar to this one?