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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Eloquent JavaScript is a guide to JavaScript that focuses on good programming techniques rather than offering a mish-mash of cut-and-paste effects. The author teaches you how to leverage JavaScript's grace and precision to write real browser-based applications. The book begins with the fundamentals of programming—variables, control structures,

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Eloquent JavaScript is a guide to JavaScript that focuses on good programming techniques rather than offering a mish-mash of cut-and-paste effects. The author teaches you how to leverage JavaScript's grace and precision to write real browser-based applications. The book begins with the fundamentals of programming—variables, control structures, functions, and data structures—then moves on to more complex topics, like object-oriented programming, regular expressions, and browser events. With clear examples and a focus on elegance, Eloquent JavaScript will have you fluent in the language of the web in no time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593272821
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
02/25/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,391,135
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Marijn Haverbeke is a professional programmer, specializing in high-level dynamic languages and programming language theory. He is the author of CodeMirror, a popular open-source code editor written in JavaScript.

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Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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
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.