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Through his writing and speaking, Nicholas seeks to teach others the valuable lessons he's learned while working on some of the most popular and demanding Web applications in the world.
For more information on Nicholas: http://www.nczonline.net/about/
- Publisher : O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (April 13, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 232 pages
- ISBN-10 : 059680279X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0596802790
- Item Weight : 13.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.6 x 9.19 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,241,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After reading it, there are perhaps four tips from the entire book that are relevant to developers today. The rest are based off micro-benchmarks of browsers like IE 6 and Firefox 4 - needless to say, how browsers handle JS has changed a lot since then, so these benchmarks are useless.
In conclusion: if you absolutely /need/ to write the absolute fastest JS possible, this book might be worth a quick skim and should not be taken too seriously. If you aren't concerned about shaving off a couple of ms from your code, you can find much of this advice for free, online, with up-to-date benchmarks and comparisons.
One thing that should be clear is that this book is NOT intended for BEGINNERS, since it already presumes that you have a good knowledge and experience with JS programming.
The book has some typo mistakes (which doesn't affect the understanding) and some of the line graphs (used to show browsers benchmark) are hard to read since all the lines look the same (as of 1st Edition).
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Some of the figures relating to which way is faster in a browser are slightly off now with the newer browsers so I would recommend checking them yourself on something like JSPerf when you come across them.