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Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming
     

Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

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by Marijn Haverbeke
 

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JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications.

Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how

Overview

JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications.

Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. Author Marijn Haverbeke immerses you in example code from the start, while exercises and full-chapter projects give you hands-on experience with writing your own programs. As you build projects such as an artificial life simulation, a simple programming language, and a paint program, you'll learn:

  • The essential elements of programming, including syntax, control, and data
  • How to organize and clarify your code with object-oriented and functional programming techniques
  • How to script the browser and make basic web applications
  • How to use the DOM effectively to interact with browsers
  • How to harness Node.js to build servers and utilities
This edition is thoroughly revised and modernized to reflect the current state of JavaScript and web browsers, with brand-new material, such as a chapter on code performance in Java®Script, and expanded coverage of recursion and closures. All source code is available online in an interactive sandbox, where you can edit the code, run it, and see its output instantly.

Isn't it time you became fluent in the language of the Web?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593275846
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
12/11/2014
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
227,992
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Marijn Haverbeke is an independent developer and author, focused primarily on programming languages and tools for programmers. He spends most of his time working on open source software, such as the CodeMirror editor and the Tern type inference engine.

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Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book might be fine as a reference for people who already have a background in JS, but it's definitely not for beginners. When I pointed out the issues with his work and the gap between the content and the exercises after each chapter, the author simply blames the reader for not having the capacity to do JS. Haverbeke could do better by approaching the act of helping beginners with more practical guide and by leaving his arrogance behind. The reader can do better by purchasing "JavaScript & JQuery" by Jon Duckett.
Brently More than 1 year ago
This, for me, is the definitive introduction to Javascript for the neophyte programmer. It helps if one has been exposed to a programming tutorial or two, or has dabbled at programming. Three things make this book so very good. First, Marijn communicates more clearly than most authors. Second, he doesn't avoid an intuitive description of how things work--theory--just so that he can show you some recipes for getting stuff done. Third, he still does provide some very good recipes that you will actually understand, because let's face it, you're going to want to show a friend or colleague what you've learned, and printing some plain text to the console just ain't gonna impress your friend. Martin gives you the stuff to actually create something that you will be proud to say of, "I made this"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago