Giveaway: JavaScript From the Ground Up

On this site, I offer tutorials and articles to the public for no charge. There are many places you can go, though, that offer in-depth and very thorough tutorials for a fee. Of course, these charges are warranted. I could never put together something so complete without charging for it and there’s no way I’d demand someone else to do it either. Well, today I’m offering coupons to receive access to the “JavaScript Training from the Ground Up“ course on for absolutely free (normally $35).

The Author

JavaScript Training from the Ground Up was created by Ben Fhala who runs (pronounced “zero to geek”, similar to the “zero to hero” saying). His site has tons of useful tutorials related to programming with Flash, ActionScript, and JavaScript. His spelling isn’t the best but his tutorials are very well thought out and are highly recommended by many.

The Course

JavaScript Training from the Ground Up is currently a beginner’s course that costs $35 on Udemy. I say “currently” because the course isn’t complete. Right now, the materials contained in the course are aimed at beginners, but I can guarantee you that it will get more advanced. With more material and the advancing levels of the new materials comes a higher price. If you’re going to buy the course, now is the time to do it because you pay the low $35 price and you get access to the new content as it is released.

The Giveaway

Of course, many of you will think that even $35 is too much, so we’re giving it away for free to 5 lucky entrants. Not only that, but everyone else who signs up will receive a coupon for 40% off as a runner-up prize. That will bring the price down to a more manageable $21. If you think you know JavaScript like the back of your hand and would rather learn XML and ECMAScript for XML, then you can click the check box next to that option, and you’ll receive 40% off of his other tutorial on Udemy: Getting Started with XML and E4X. If you are one of the 5 winners and you chose this option, then you’ll get the XML course for free.

There is an additional checkbox for my newsletter. If you’re not already signed up for my newsletter, you can check this box and in addition to be signed up for the giveaway, you’ll be subscribed to my weekly newsletter. In addition to receiving my newsletter every week, you’ll also receive a coupon for $5 off of Getting Good with JavaScript by Andrew Burgess.

The Rules

Just fill out the form below. We need your name (doesn’t have to be a real name, but we’d like to be able to call you by a name) and email address (to contact you with the coupon and – if you selected it – to subscribe you to the newsletter; I will never use your email address for anything other than these two purposes and will NEVER sell it). You can then choose the “I would prefer the XML course” option if you’d rather receive the coupon for Getting Started with XML and E4X. You may also check the “Sign me up for the newsletter too” box to be subscribed to the newsletter as well (it may take a few days before you are subscribed because it needs to be done manually).

If you would like a discount on this course but would rather not give any of your information, go ahead and just use JOEZ30 to receive 30% (actually 28%; it’s $10) off. Head over to the course on Udemy, click on “Redeem a Coupon”, enter JOEZ30, and click “Apply”. Then you can click “Take this Course” to purchase it for $25. Note: this coupon expires March 31, 2013.

You may only enter for the giveaway once. If you would like the coupon for both the JavaScript and XML courses, please contact me via the Contact page and I’ll get both of the 40% off coupons for you. Signup ends on March 13, 2013. I will also draw the winners that day and send out the emails to inform everyone of which coupon they won and how to redeem them.

Signup has ended. Sorry if you missed it. If you are one of the people who signed up, please keep an eye out for an email from me with the domain of and with “contact” in front of it (I split it up to confuse bots trying to find my email).

If you missed it, you can still use the above 30% coupon until March 31, 2013. After that date, you can contact me and I’ll see what I can do.

Good luck, God bless, and happy coding!

Author: Joe Zimmerman

Author: Joe Zimmerman Joe Zimmerman has been doing web development ever since he found an HTML book on his dad's shelf when he was 12. Since then, JavaScript has grown in popularity and he has become passionate about it. He also loves to teach others though his blog and other popular blogs. When he's not writing code, he's spending time with his wife and children and leading them in God's Word.