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Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    This is an excellent book. No question 5 stars. However, it is v

    This is an excellent book. No question 5 stars. However, it is very dense and chapters 4-8, which repeats some information in slightly different contexts, could confuse some beginners as it did me, not a beginner. But it you take your time, read slowly and thoughtfully, and re-read these chapters a of couple times, the information will start to sink in and it will start to make some sense why some information in chapters 4-8 was presented in the way it was.

    One thing I particularly like about the book is that the author likes to use ECMAScript as the starting reference point for discussions. By using a single starting reference point throughout the book, and by initially comparing Browser implementations against ECMAScript, instead of immediately comparing Browser implementations against one another, the topics are presented in a far more logical/organized fashion for the brain to comprehend than they would be otherwise, and the book is well positioned not only for logically comparing Browser implementations against one another, but for comparing Browser implementations against the ideal, ECMAScript, which not only gives the book an air of authority, but makes it an excellent reference. In other words, the book does not teach the language through the differences in Browser implementations. Rather, it first teaches the language through the standards, and then it teaches Browser implementations; first, by comparison to the standards, and then by comparison to other Browsers. This, I thought, was excellent idea, and it was well done. Chapters 10-21 are good at this.

    My only complaints about the book are that the index is weak (I started keeping one myself), and that the book's binding broke and the pages are falling out.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Recommended - A good reference book

    Explains ECMAscript, DOM, & BOM in detail.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    Typos Suggest No-one Proofread

    Multiple instances of 'toLocalString' instead of 'toLocaleString,' often within the same sentence, make the book appear slapdash.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2005

    Great JavaScript Book

    This is the best JavaScript book that I've come across. Zakas' expertise is clearly demonstrated through his explanations and code samples. This book is now my go to book when I need a refresher.

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