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JavaScript: The Good Parts: The Good Parts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Great tip for super clean code

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It has really helped me settle on some structures that I stick to when I develop now.

    The only reason I did not give this book 5 stars is because alot of the material is very opinionated.

    Also, I am a strong supporter of the continue statement. I have absolutely no idea why it would fall in the "bad parts" category.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2008

    Those who can, do, those who can't, teach

    Often this is said as if teaching were an accomplishment of less importance and requiring less skill. But whatever skills Crockford has and whatever information/advice he has to share are completely lost in his inability to teach. This book is terse, brief to the point of obscurity, lacking in explanation, and rushing to show quick, poorly documented examples so that everyone will be impressed with his ability to 'do' even though there is no clear exposition on how all the pieces of the examples work. Having worked deeply in JavaScript for well over a decade I have discovered and utilized many of the ideas here (and was happy to find some new ones), but it is unlikely that anyone who wasn't almost continually sumberged in Javascript day-in and day-out for many years would be able to draw anything constructive out of this book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Waste of my money

    Lots of fluff. Doesn't explain well. I am an experienced programmer with 30+ years experience in assembly,C, C++, Java, C#.Net, PHP, and other languages, but this book doesn't help me learn Javascript. Many page links don't work. I'm deleting this from my NOOK HD+

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  • Posted December 26, 2012

    For programmers of other programming languages, C/C++ or Java es

    For programmers of other programming languages, C/C++ or Java especially, that want to rapidly learn quality, effective JavaScript should read this book. The focus is on the JavaScript language itself, with very little mention of browser-specific details like DOM. It is certainly a no nonsense book; the terseness is a blessing. You'll begin learning immediately on the first chapter since all of the "beginner" topics so commonly found in these books, like "What is a variable? What is a function? Why a text editor and not a word processor?" are removed. Instead you find out what the good parts and bad parts are and why, like it says on the tin.

    In summary: If you can program already, and need to be brought up to speed on good JavaScript style, then this book will serve you well.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    Too heavy for a beginner

    I'm still not finished. I bought the book because I wanted to brush up on JavaScript since I took it awhile ago in school. It is FULL of great information, but it is so deep that I am buying another book to go along with it: Object-oriented JavaScript.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    It's my way or the highway

    That's Crockford's approach to Javascript. I expected more. The examples were poor and he actually defends them by saying you just have to read them carefully. I think the lessons are muddled and if you're familiar with Crockford then you already know most of what's in this book.

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