- Paperback: 392 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (January 17, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193398869X
- ISBN-13: 978-1933988696
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Bear Bibeault has been working in the area of web applications since the mid-nineties, getting started with beta versions of JSP and Servlets. He is a senior moderator at the popular JavaRanch site, and has contributed articles to the JavaRanch Journal as well as Dr Dobb's Journal online. He is a co-author of several Manning books including Ajax in Practice, Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action, jQuery in Action, and jQuery in Action, Second Edition. He works and resides in Austin, Texas.
Top Customer Reviews
Bringing in a 'traditional' c/c++ background, js has been a 'pain' for me to deal with. I've been reading a few js books, tons of blogs and tuts, but very few expose the true nature of the language in a simple and pragmatic manner (way too many contrived examples out there, leading to greater confusion.) The kind of knowledge that keeps you from aiming at your foot... This book is it! I've been reading some of the chapters over and over to gain a deeper understanding of js. I then reviewed some of my previous code and realized that... shoot! I was gonna be limping soon.
Packed with information with an easy-read style, this book is already becoming a 'classic' for me. While not for beginners, if you're a programmer and learning js, I'd recommend you go through this book as you go. Most other js books focus on the syntax and usage but not so much on the language intricacies. For one, I tend to learn a language better if I also understand how it works.
JS didn't come out on top as the only client-side browser option worth pursuing by accident and the view-point that we're "stuck" with it is one that should hopefully be hastily remedied by reading about and understanding what a marvel JS really is when you stop blaming it for Microsoft's tomfoolery and get over the fact that Eich wrote the original version in ten days. That was 17 years ago. JS has evolved constantly since then and hasn't spread to the server, OS, and become the ultimate pan-mobile solution by accident either.
My general sense of the writing is that Resig as always is good at distilling the seemingly complex into bite sized pieces while Bear makes them go down much more easily.Read more ›
it's an ugly language with all the wrong choices, and too few
facilities to do decent development. I find it a pity that we're stuck
with it. Despite being a web developer, I have been concentrating on
remedy this neglect, and to see how the features of the libraries I
used everyday were implemented. Both expectations got satisfied, the
second one in a manner other than I expected.
would just google, like how to split a string or get a random number,
instead focusing on the fundamental aspects that are different from
other imperative languages. The role of functions and closures are
explained in three detailed chapters. These chapters discuss the many
intricate details of how functions are created and used, and the many
else. There are also some very interesting coding examples that could
be useful in other languages too, such as a very simple way to
overload a class method in five lines of code.
After the chapters on functions, the object-oriented facilities of
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great book well written a lot of good tips and not too wordyPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this for my husband as a gift...He uses this all the time at work. Even almost a full year later he says how glad he is that i got this for him.Published 15 months ago by Mary M.
A terrific book with thorough examples; worth the $ I spent. Not for the novice developer but great for those with a couple of years of experience in Java or .NetPublished 15 months ago by gaustin
A tremendous book. It explains nice and in a very plain vocabulary.