Eloquent Javascript

Eloquent Javascript

A Modern Introduction to Programming

Book - 2011
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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 XMLHttpRe
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781593272821
Branch Call Number: 005.2762/HAVERBEKE
Characteristics: xiv, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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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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