Books on How to Learn to Program in Javascript

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Title: JavaScript: Crash Course - The Ultimate Beginners Course to Learning JavaScript Programming in Under 12 Hours

Here Is a Preview of What You'll Learn Inside...* History of JavaScript* What is JavaScript?* JavaScript Language Structure, Variables and Operators* Boolean Logic ,Loops and Arrays, Useful Functions* DOM Elements, AJAX, NodeJS, Canvas* ...
Author(s): Eprogramy
ISBN 13: 9781519638779
Pages: 120
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Title: High Performance JavaScript

If you're like most developers, you rely heavily on JavaScript to build interactive and quick-responding web applications. The problem is that all of those lines of JavaScript code can slow down your apps. This book reveals techniques and strategies to help you eliminate performance bottlenecks during development. You'll learn how to improve execution time, downloading, interaction with the DOM, page life cycle, and more.

Yahoo! frontend engineer Nicholas C. Zakas and five other JavaScript experts — Ross Harmes, Julien Lecomte, Steven Levithan, Stoyan Stefanov, and Matt Sweeney — demonstrate optimal ways to load code onto a page, and offer programming tips to help your JavaScript run as efficiently and quickly as possible. You'll learn the best practices to build and deploy your files to a production environment, and tools that can help you find problems once your site goes live.

  • Identify problem code and use faster alternatives to accomplish the same task
  • Improve scripts by learning how JavaScript stores and accesses data
  • Implement JavaScript code so that it doesn't slow down interaction with the DOM
  • Use optimization techniques to improve runtime performance
  • Learn ways to ensure the UI is responsive at all times
  • Achieve faster client-server communication
  • Use a build system to minify files, and HTTP compression to deliver them to the browser
Author(s): Zakas, Nicholas C.
ISBN 13: 9780596802790
Pages: 242
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Title: JavaScript and JQuery

This book will teach you how to make your websites more interactive, engaging, and usable. It does this by combining programming theory with examples that demonstrate how JavaScript and jQuery are used on popular sites.
Author(s): Jon Duckett
ISBN 13: 9781118531648
Pages: 640
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Title: Learning JavaScript

Previous editions written by Shelley Powers.
Author(s): Ethan Brown
ISBN 13: 9781491914915
Pages: 348
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Title: Learn JavaScript Visually

One page of a visual guide can equal one chapter of a conventional book as illustrations can make a world of difference over strictly words on a page!If you found yourself struggling with programming, then this visual guide is your answer.
Author(s): Ivelin Demirov
ISBN 13: 9781495233005
Pages: 116
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Title: Murachs JavaScript

But now, Murach's JavaScript makes it easier than ever to become an accomplished JavaScript programmer. To make that possible, section 1 of this book presents a six-chapter course in JavaScript that gets you off to a great start.
Author(s): Mary Delamater Ray Harris
ISBN 13: 9781890774851
Pages: 630
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Title: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages

Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.

The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5. Many chapters have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today's best web development practices. New chapters in this edition document jQuery and server side JavaScript. It's recommended for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the Web, and for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it.

"A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed."

—Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, CTO of Mozilla

"I made a career of what I learned from JavaScript: The Definitive Guide.”

— Andrew Hedges, Tapulous

Author(s): David Flanagan
ISBN 13: 9780596805524
Pages: 1100
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Title: JavaScript: The Good Parts

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole-a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.

Considered the JavaScript expert by many people in the development community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation. Unfortunately, these good ideas are mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas, like a programming model based on global variables.

When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language. In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Crockford finally digs through the steaming pile of good intentions and blunders to give you a detailed look at all the genuinely elegant parts of JavaScript, including:

  • Syntax
  • Objects
  • Functions
  • Inheritance
  • Arrays
  • Regular expressions
  • Methods
  • Style
  • Beautiful features

The real beauty? As you move ahead with the subset of JavaScript that this book presents, you'll also sidestep the need to unlearn all the bad parts. Of course, if you want to find out more about the bad parts and how to use them badly, simply consult any other JavaScript book.

With JavaScript: The Good Parts, you'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.

Author(s): Douglas Crockford
ISBN 13: 9780596517748
Pages: 172
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Title: Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

This book provides a developer-level introduction along with more advanced and useful features of JavaScript. Coverage includes:

  • JavaScript use with HTML to create dynamic webpages, language concepts including syntax and flow control statements
  • variable handling given their loosely typed nature
  • built-in reference types such as object and array
  • object-oriented programing
  • powerful aspects of function expressions
  • Browser Object Model allowing interaction with the browser itself
  • detecting the client and its capabilities
  • Document Object Model (DOM) objects available in DOM Level 1
  • how DOM Levels 2 and 3 augmented the DOM
  • events, legacy support, and how the DOM redefined how events should work
  • enhancing form interactions and working around browser limitations
  • using the <canvas> tag to create on-the-fly graphics
  • JavaScript API changes in HTML5
  • how browsers handle JavaScript errors and error handling
  • features of JavaScript used to read and manipulate XML data
  • the JSON data format as an alternative to XML
  • Ajax techniques including the use of XMLHttpRequest object and CORS
  • complex patterns including function currying, partial function application, and dynamic functions
  • offline detection and storing data on the client machine
  • techniques for JavaScript in an enterprise environment for better maintainability

This book is aimed at three groups of readers: Experienced object-oriented programming developers looking to learn JavaScript as it relates to traditional OO languages such as Java and C++; Web application developers attempting to enhance site usability; novice JavaScript developers.

Nicholas C. Zakas worked with the Web for over a decade. He has worked on corporate intranet applications used by some of the largest companies in the world and large-scale consumer websites such as MyYahoo! and the Yahoo! homepage. He regularly gives talks at companies and conferences regarding front-end best practices and new technology.

Author(s): Nicholas C. Zakas
ISBN 13: 9781118026694
Pages: 960
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Title: JavaScript Patterns

What's the best approach for developing an application with JavaScript? This book helps you answer that question with numerous JavaScript coding patterns and best practices. If you're an experienced developer looking to solve problems related to objects, functions, inheritance, and other language-specific categories, the abstractions and code templates in this guide are ideal — whether you're writing a client-side, server-side, or desktop application with JavaScript.

Written by JavaScript expert Stoyan Stefanov — Senior Yahoo! Technical and architect of YSlow 2.0, the web page performance optimization tool — JavaScript Patterns includes practical advice for implementing each pattern discussed, along with several hands-on examples. You'll also learn about anti-patterns: common programming approaches that cause more problems than they solve.

  • Explore useful habits for writing high-quality JavaScript code, such as avoiding globals, using single var declarations, and more
  • Learn why literal notation patterns are simpler alternatives to constructor functions
  • Discover different ways to define a function in JavaScript
  • Create objects that go beyond the basic patterns of using object literals and constructor functions
  • Learn the options available for code reuse and inheritance in JavaScript
  • Study sample JavaScript approaches to common design patterns such as Singleton, Factory, Decorator, and more
  • Examine patterns that apply specifically to the client-side browser environment
Author(s): Stoyan Stefanov
ISBN 13: 9780596806750
Pages: 236
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Title: A Software Engineer Learns HTML5 , Javascript & Jquery

An introduction to AJAX, and the jQuery API supporting AJAX. An introduction to Server Sent Events and Web Sockets. This book is intended for anyone with at least a superficial knowledge of HTML and programming (in any language).
Author(s): Dane Cameron
ISBN 13: 9781493692613
Pages: 256
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