- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (February 6, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593272820
- ISBN-13: 978-1593272821
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 75 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #636,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Marijn Haverbeke is a programming language enthusiast and polyglot. He's worked his way from trivial BASIC games on the Commodore, through a C++ phase, to the present where he mostly hacks on database systems and web APIs in dynamic languages. He created and maintains several popular open source projects.
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It is well written, clear and concise.
Nevertheless, the code examples are complete
and leave nothing for the reader "as an exercise" or to guess.
This is the kind of programming book I like
because it is short (a little over 200 pages),
it does so without overly complicated examples.
Chapter six alone is worth the price of the print edition.
It has the clearest explanation of object oriented programming concepts
that I have read anywhere.
I suggest trying the free website out for yourself. If you get through section on Functions without getting hung up like I did, then this book is probably for you. In many cases, the examples in website are superior to the book. 3.5 stars.
Update: I keep coming back to this book for pattern reference and concise explanations where I need to wrap my brain around what something is, such XMLHttpRequest(). I'm glad I have this book.
If you're a JS newbie like me, this book is a good starting point. I recommend it.
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