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Pro JavaScript with MooTools (Expert's Voice in Web Development) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1430230540 ISBN-10: 1430230541

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  • Series: Expert's Voice in Web Development
  • Paperback: 428 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (December 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430230541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430230540
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.9 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,344,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a must read for every beginner/intermediate Javascript developer!
Daniel Dimitrov
Unfortunately, the author misses both marks completely, and creates a book that can easily confuse and frustrate beginners, and bore experienced developers .
Roy Klein
This is such a great book not only as a discussion around the implementation of Mootools, but as a whirlwind tour of Javascript/ECMAScript.
M. Abujayyab

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Hollifield on April 27, 2011
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I just got this book today and have consumed more than half of it...intermingled with correcting my flawed code. Just want to say, "Finally!!!" This book does NOT gloss over anything. Of course, that means that legal stimulants are mandatory to read through this book, BUT WELL WORTH IT!

To the author: THANK YOU!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Abujayyab on July 18, 2012
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This is such a great book not only as a discussion around the implementation of Mootools, but as a whirlwind tour of Javascript/ECMAScript. I have read before Javascript, the Good Parts and understand that prior Javascript knowledge can enhance the experience of reading this book. I'm a fan of the gradual and practical approach the author has taken when describing Mootools' functionality which makes reading such a technical book more of a leisurely activity.

I would recommend it to anyone that wants a deeper understanding of Javascript especially if their learning style requires an application-oriented approach.
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One of the other reviewers gave this book a one star review and said that this book appears to try to be both a beginners and an advanced programmer book at the same time and fails at both. I beg to differ.

At certain points, the author may indeed get a little bit too elementary in some of the explanations and indeed some of the examples could be better, but this is one of the best books I've read for people like me. I'm a seasoned server side programmer doing more and more client side work in JavaScript as time goes on. This is a "Learn to Speak Spanish" book for someone who can already work his way through a basic conversation, but would like to be better at composing rhetorical speech.

One of the great strengths of this book also ends up being a weakness if you're picking up this book just to learn MooTools. It's really not a book about MooTools. It's more of a book about client side programming and JavaScript with MooTools being used for examples. This is all the more important given that MooTools appears to be fading into obscurity as a popular framework even if a lot of its techniques really aren't that different from the likes of jQuery. Quite frankly, this book helped me understand how to use jQuery better too.

If you already know some MooTools or are a competent server side programmer who wants to be better at client side programming, this is an excellent resource to help you improve and help you extend your knowledge to techniques used in other frameworks too. It's definitely not for beginners though. It's a very very dense read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Dimitrov on August 11, 2011
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This book actually opened my eyes! I no longer consider javascript development a pain in the ...
The comparison between Javascript and Mootools are so well done that it helps you understand how Javascript works and at the same time shows you why Mootools is an awesome library!
This is a must read for every beginner/intermediate Javascript developer!

On a side note: I hope that the author is going to write another book - he really has talent!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roy Klein on February 5, 2012
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This book's number one flaw is that it attempts to speak both to complete beginners and seasoned developers at the same time. Unfortunately, the author misses both marks completely, and creates a book that can easily confuse and frustrate beginners, and bore experienced developers . This is achieved by constantly throwing esoteric buzz words without explaining them, while digging unnecessarily deep into common knowledge terms, while using a condescending tone suitable only for a beginners book. Even worse, more often than not, the glossing through is done for things that are rather relevant to the matter, and the digging into is done to things that are marginally relevant. After reading almost half the book I found that I learned so little relevant information that I could easily fit it into a tutorial blog. By the time you get to the "good stuff", you're tired out of your mind of endless chatter.

The book's second shortcoming is its completely uninspired examples. This is most evident when trying to convey concepts that require not just the "how" but the "why" as well (for example, currying. The example given made it seem like currying is a pointless exercise in over designing code).

This book is obviously a work of an inexperienced, good willed author. I have no problem with that. However, I do have a problem that I paid a sum fitting a professional book, and ended up paying for someone else's learning experience.
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