5th Edition. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 5th. Edition. By David Flanagan programmer’s guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters. This Fifth Edition is completely revised and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today’s Web applications. This book is both an example-driven. Book review by | Publisher: O’Reilly, David Flanagan (August ). “JavaScript The Definitive Guide 5th edition” has arrived (Aug ) as it.

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I didn’t rate the book higher, because of the chapters that present DOM scripting lack structure. Every little intimate detail of JavaScript is covered by the author in this comprehensive review of the scripting language. If you are new to JavaScript, it will teach you the language.

Let’s not forget the book is endorsed by Douglas Crackford himself and presented as the only JS book worth reading aside from his, of course. The bad thing is that it fights an uphill battle. There are orphan subsection numbers. I’m always skeptical of programming books over pages, but the mix of language details with non-trivial examples in this book made the whole read a blast.

At the close, readers get a valuable bonus represented by a reference in Core Java and the attachment covering client-side JS. I feel the book should’ve covered the event loop which is fundamental in order to completely understand JavaScript’s singl Review Unopinionated guide of pretty much every JS havascript, it doesn’t get into many suggestions on JS features to avoid or anything like it, the purpose is to explore the complete breadth and depth of the flanagxn available to you up until ES5.


Jul 04, Haoran. Preview — JavaScript by David Flanagan. Moreover, a tutorial form of the text allows focusing on required points and extracting the core information from a certain chapter. The Definitive Guide’ by David Flanagan is a great book that does a great job explaining the aspects of Javascript.

So, if you feel that some deficiency in your skills needs buide be filled, this publication will accomplish the task. Such bundle of knowledge is later applied in practice. Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions. However, the avail of the said sources of information is on the same level as in previous centuries. Unfortunately, the limited number of examples don’t have any illustrations, making it harder to understand them.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan

Ultimately, it should be stated that an abundance of practical tasks scattered across the publication would facilitate the educative process. He says that coding is not as hard as it is shown in the books. It is not a problem that you see the word of JavaScript for the first time and possess no basic relevant knowledge.

This book is both an example-driven programmer’s guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters that explain everything you need to know to get the most out of JavaScript, including:. Part I explains the core JavaScript language in detail.

I’ve started reading it as the main source for “Learn JavaScript the proper way” tutorial I found on reddit.


See our FAQ or contact customer service:. Just the first pages or so completely changed the way I looked at JS in general. Cross-page boxes are ugly.

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Published August 24th by O’Reilly Media first published Ok, so I was off by a few years, as apparently it’s been more than 4 years since the last edition of “JavaScript The Definitive Guide. This title needs more step-by-step instructions and more examples. I understand reading a technical book shouldn’t make you scream happy and joy, but this one seems terribly tern.

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These problems include a retention and comprehension. Mar 03, Carl-Erik Kopseng rated it it was ok Shelves: The book provides over one thousand pages filled with text discovering various aspects of the language and client-side Web apps.

Obviously, edirion some chapters are already outdated in our rapidly changing world. These changes appear throughout the book. Eefinitive with This Book. There are many, many sample implementations and answers to some common gotchas throughout. It documents every class, object, constructor, method, function, property, and constant defined by JavaScript 1.