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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, May 16, 2008
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This is a beautiful book.

First of all - at only 170 pages it is short. Even though some of the key points are repeated through the book it's dense with information. You don't need any JavaScript experience, but it's not a "beginning programming" book so if you haven't been programming before this is not the right book for you.

Reading this book a couple of times will give you an appreciation for the JavaScript language that you almost certainly didn't have before. It'll give you tools to write better programs that you and others will actually be able to maintain over time.

I've learned lots of little things that I maybe knew from experience, but now I _know_ and I know why.

This book will help you battle with JavaScript rather than against it.
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Initial post: Dec 13, 2013 11:28:39 AM PST
hoarselord says:
I agree that it's great that it's short (brief); and that it's right to the point. I wish more computer books were written this way. I think of this book as a great set of daily javascript koans to meditate on. The currying example had me meditating for like 2 days because I'm just not that smart. Finally it clicked though and it was glorious. The thing I don't find useful in this book are the subway diagrams of what's happening. Maybe round 2 will be meditating on those.
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