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Beginning JavaScript

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2001

    Excellent book for all levels of experience

    This excellent book manages to be very in-depth but without losing clarity or containing unneccessary detail. Although an excellent tutor the book also makes for a good reference manual of techniques. I've done some JavaScripting before but was uncertain about things like scripting between frames but that was covered in-depth. As a new book its obiously very uptodate, in particular its coverage of Netscape 6.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2001

    An excellant JavaScript book!

    Paul Wilton has done a great job guiding readers from the basics to the advanced concepts with thorough illustrations and explanations. It provides updated references at the back of the book as well. I used to 'cut and paste' other people's JavaScript codes, now after reading this book, I am ready to start writing my own codes.

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  • Posted October 21, 2008

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    Good, but supposedly incomplete.

    This was a textbook I used as a student at a community college. I thought it was good, although the teacher claimed it was missing basics about form validation. The teacher recommended instead: "Javascript : The Complete Reference" by Thomas Powell and Fritz Schneider, which is the same price, but I can't vouch for that recommended book's readability / understandability since I never looked at it in detail. This reviewed book touched on a lot of topics I had been wanting to learn, and it described them in an understandable way, such as CSS, DOM, DHTML, XML, Ajax, plug-ins, nuances of increment operators like in ++i, and there is nice coverage of cookies. The book was invaluable to me at one point because it explained why our computer at work kept throwing up JavaScript errors in such profusion that the PC became virtually unusable, and the book showed how to disable those error messages, which made our PC usable again. A lady in our class had the same problem with her home computer, and that was one of her first questions when the class started. The book's warning about wrong use of the length function also allowed me to detect an error in an online test I was given as employment prescreening. One minor complaint I have about this book is that acronyms and definitions are not collected into one place, and some acronyms like XSLT, IIS, MSXML, MSIE, and ASP are never defined, though I already knew some of them, or else they were easy enough to guess. There were a few typographical errors I spotted in English sentences. The book had good insights into cross-browser compatibility, and I never realized until reading this book how much work JavaScript programmers had to do to ensure such compatibility. The chapter on Common Mistakes was a great idea, though I would have preferred to see a longer list, and to have it laid out in order, based on statistics of how often those errors are encountered by neophytes.

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