console.log or the difference between functions and methods, let alone what qualifies as an object; none of those things are on the surface.
It’s been a challenge to find good resources that I can understand and digest and then implement in my daily work. One of the best things I’ve found is to think of ways/start a project to use these tools like Ember.js, which I’m currently working through. When I found that isn’t always super practical, I find it easier to break down a simple interaction (like a pop-modal) and figure out how to write it without a plugin.
Also, much love to Dave Rupert for his patience and guidance and super-awesomeness (that he should bottle and sell to the general public) and to Tyler who will probably need to explain what a RESTful API is at least 3 more times for me (he’s the best).