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Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.

The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5. Many chapters have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today's best web development practices. New chapters in this edition document jQuery and server side JavaScript. It's recommended for ...

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Overview

Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.

The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5. Many chapters have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today's best web development practices. New chapters in this edition document jQuery and server side JavaScript. It's recommended for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the Web, and for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it.

"A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed."
—Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, CTO of Mozilla

"I made a career of what I learned from JavaScript: The Definitive Guide.”
—Andrew Hedges, Tapulous

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596805524
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1096
  • Sales rank: 91,017
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Flanagan is a programmer and writer with a website at http://davidflanagan.com. His other O'Reilly books include JavaScript Pocket Reference, The Ruby Programming Language, and Java in a Nutshell. David has a degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife and children in the Pacific Northwest between the cities of Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to JavaScript

Core JavaScript

Chapter 2: Lexical Structure

Chapter 3: Types, Values, and Variables

Chapter 4: Expressions and Operators

Chapter 5: Statements

Chapter 6: Objects

Chapter 7: Arrays

Chapter 8: Functions

Chapter 9: Classes and Modules

Chapter 10: Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions

Chapter 11: JavaScript Subsets and Extensions

Chapter 12: Server-Side JavaScript

Client-Side JavaScript

Chapter 13: JavaScript in Web Browsers

Chapter 14: The Window Object

Chapter 15: Scripting Documents

Chapter 16: Scripting CSS

Chapter 17: Handling Events

Chapter 18: Scripted HTTP

Chapter 19: The jQuery Library

Chapter 20: Client-Side Storage

Chapter 21: Scripted Media and Graphics

Chapter 22: HTML5 APIs

Core JavaScript Reference

Client-Side JavaScript Reference

Colophon

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