Eloquent Javascript

Eloquent Javascript

A Modern Introduction to Programming

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Provides information and examples on writing JavaScript code, covering such topics as syntax, control, data, regular expressions, and scripting.

Book News
Intended as a beginner's tutorial grounded in best practices, this guide to the JavaScript programming language presents clear instructions for learning to write web applications. The work begins with basic syntax and processes including explanations of variables, controls, and functions and moves on through more advanced topics such as data structures, error handling, object oriented programming and regular expressions. The final portions of the work address the intricacies of web application programming including the Document Object Model (DOM), browser events and HTTP requests. The work includes numerous code samples and access to additional online resources is provided. Haverbeke is an experienced programmer in several languages. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
JavaScript is at the heart of almost every modern Web application, whether it's Google Apps, Twitter, or the newest browser-based game. Though it's simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is not a toy—it's a flexible and complex language that can be used to build full-scale applications.

Eloquent JavaScript dives into this flourishing language and teaches you to write code that's beautiful and effective. By immersing you in example code and encouraging experimentation right from the start, the author quickly gives you the tools you need to build your own programs. As you follow along with examples like an artificial life simulation and a version of the classic game Sokoban, you'll learn to:
–Understand the essential elements of programming: syntax, control, and data
–Use object-oriented and functional programming techniques to organize and clarify your programs
–Script the browser and make basic Web applications
–Work with tools like regular expressions and XMLHttpRequest objects

And since programming is an art that's best learned by doing, all example code is available online in an interactive sandbox for you to experiment with. With Eloquent JavaScript as your guide, you can tweak, expand, and modify the author's code, or throw it away and build your own creations from scratch. Before you know it, you'll be fluent in the language of the Web.

Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781593272821
Characteristics: xiv, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Nov 04, 2018

Badly and unclearly written. Definitely not for a beginner.

May 08, 2012

This book, very much like "DOM Scripting" taught me something. But in both, I had to work through the examples, even though their topics seem silly (cats?). At first reading, I thought I knew it already (much like JavaScript itself), but at least doing the Cats example was what worked for me. Both books seem slim. Both don't attempt to be definitive. Both succeed.

omarkaviles Sep 27, 2011

The Feel of this books' cover is a smooth wax feel. The introduction is a comfortable feel so far.


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