Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript (Effective Software Development Series) 1st Edition

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“Living up to the expectation of an Effective Software Development Series programming book, Effective JavaScript by Dave Herman is a must-read for anyone who wants to do serious JavaScript programming. The book provides detailed explanations of the inner workings of JavaScript, which helps readers take better advantage of the language.”

—Erik Arvidsson, senior software engineer

 

“Before reading Effective JavaScript, I thought it would be just another book on how to write better JavaScript. But this book delivers that and so much more—it gives you a deep understanding of the language. And this is crucial. Without that understanding you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the language itself. You’ll only know how other programmers write their code.

 

“Read this book if you want to become a really good JavaScript developer. I, for one, wish I had it when I first started writing JavaScript.”

—Anton Kovalyov, developer of JSHint

 

“If you’re looking for a book that gives you formal but highly readable insights into the JavaScript language, look no further. Intermediate JavaScript developers will find a treasure trove of knowledge inside, and even highly skilled JavaScripters are almost guaranteed to learn a thing or ten. For experienced practitioners of other languages looking to dive headfirst into JavaScript, this book is a mustread for quickly getting up to speed. No matter what your background, though, author Dave Herman does a fantastic job of exploring JavaScript—its beautiful parts, its warts, and everything in between.”

—Rebecca Murphey, senior JavaScript developer, Bocoup

 

“Effective JavaScript is essential reading for anyone who understands that JavaScript is no mere toy and wants to fully grasp the power it has to offer. Dave Herman brings users a deep, studied, and practical understanding of the language, guiding them through example after example to help them come to the same conclusions he has. This is not a book for those looking for shortcuts; rather, it is hard-won experience distilled into a guided tour. It’s one of the few books on JavaScript that I’ll recommend without hesitation.”

—Alex Russell, TC39 member, software engineer, Google

 

“Rarely does anyone have the opportunity to study alongside a master in their craft. This book is just that—the JavaScript equivalent of a time-traveling philosopher visiting fifth century BC to study with Plato.”

—Rick Waldron, JavaScript evangelist, Bocoup

About the Author

David Herman is a principal researcher at Mozilla Research. He holds a BA in computer science from Grinnell College, and an MS and PhD in computer science from Northeastern University. David serves on Ecma TC39, the committee responsible for the standardization of JavaScript.


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specificityy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for turning you into an effective JS developer
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Bert Hubert
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the same as the C++ series but good nonetheless
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some great tips and advice on tackling parts of the language ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good breadth
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book anyone who is serious with JS should read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Geht so
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4.0 out of 5 stars Une saine lecture
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good one, even though it is ES5, especially around concurrency chapyer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Direto ao ponto
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Srk
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book on javascript
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Dietmar König
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value for Money
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Sebastian
5.0 out of 5 stars Good presentation style
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Alex T
5.0 out of 5 stars A great cookbook-style JavaScript reference
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sehr hilfreich
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Julian Pastarmov
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read for "advanced" beginners
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