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on January 8, 2016
It's good for mid-advance JS programmer.
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on January 1, 2016
David Flanagan has nailed it. This is not the good parts or the bad parts, rather this is the approach with which we should tackle all parts of Javascript.

Edit: I am on to the Client Side Javascript portions. I can safely say that the text is very informative but the author's skills at presentation needs some improvement. He is too good at making simple things complicated and that is reflected in his examples too. Downgraded from 5 to 3 stars. A good editor will go a long way.

Refer errata here : http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/errata.csp?isbn=9780596805531

If you go through the above error lists, there are many that were pointed out by readers where the author has botched up simple explanations with labyrinthine language.
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on December 8, 2015
This is like THE BIBLE of Javascript! This book was relevant, is still relevant, and will be relevant tomorrow. Get it. You need this.
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on December 1, 2015
This book is a good reference to Javascript, but a poor tutorial, and inappropriate
if you're not already a programmer. My review is of the 6th edition. I also have a
copy of an earlier, and it's much different.

I'm coming at it from experienced programmer who has been doing cargo cult
Javascript for the last couple of projects, but never properly learned how the
language works. It is good and comprehensive from that stand point, if you're
willing to skip the parts you don't need like with any reference.

It's really poor as a tutorial or first Javascript book if you don't fall into the
same category as myself, and even worse if you're learning to program.
Partly it's because the topics are not arranged by increasing degree of complexity.

First third of book is the Javascript language itself, 2nd third is the browser
side of it, and last 3rd is reference to both of these.
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on November 13, 2015
Great as a reference book. Every JS dev should have this on hand.
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on October 4, 2015
Good book..but not for novice.
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on September 9, 2015
all is ok
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on August 20, 2015
Yes, it's comprehensive and nuanced. But my goodness--it's BORING. It saps the beginner programmer of all initiative. There's something very non-linear about it. Referencing later topics in the book happens constantly, which is irritating. This book badly needs editing. I don't understand why it got such great reviews. It makes me so bored that I want to drop out of getting my programming certificate. UGH
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on August 19, 2015
This book is a good read about many subjects in JavaScript, but it is a poor book to read if your focus is on how to write object-oriented JavaScript. Chapters nine and ten are a disappointment in an otherwise well written book.
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on August 13, 2015
The title says it all. Excellent book. It is well organized and written well.
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