SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Posts
    3,910
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi There,

    I know a little bit about JavaScript - I understand conditionals, variables, arrays, alerts, functions and event handlers - isn't too much trouble. Some of those are just a matter of fully memorizing them.

    This said, can someone recommend a good JavaScript book to me? I would really like to become a full-blown expert on the subject.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    SitePoint Wizard
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2,629
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have it, but I decided not to learn Javascript. So don't take that as an indication of this book's quality. Javascript for Dummies.

  3. #3
    JavaScript Guru (Big Ego) Arielladog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    SC, USA
    Posts
    390
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Commish,

    I really only know JavaScript and it is the first and pretty much only language that I "know." That said, the ebst way I learned was by hanging out at forums, but I learned other stuff such as prototype and argument and caller, etc.. (the details of JavaScript) by reading the only programming book I have, JavaScript Bible, 3rd Edition. However, from what I have heard, if you have a good grasp on programming, which you do , go ahead and go for the more detailed/advanced O'Reilly book. That being said, I can reccomend 2 more advanced JavaScript books that should be ok:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...712314-8492662Javascript : The Definitive Guide (URL screwed up and wasn't showing,b ut I fixed in the edit)

    Pure JavaScript

    But out of those two, I'd probalby go witht he first one because I've heard great things about it from very good JavaScripters.

    Good Luck,
    aDog
    <Edited by Arielladog on 01-03-2001 at 09:08 PM>

  4. #4
    Irritability Defined
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    80,000 feet below the surface
    Posts
    1,442
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll second Ariella's recommendation on JavaScript : A Definitive Guide. A bit dry, but covers virtually every aspect of JavaScript, so you really can't go wrong.
    My 2 Cents (or is that 2.2 Cents including GST?)

  5. #5
    SitePoint Wizard TWTCommish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Posts
    3,910
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, I havn't used O'Reilly books much, but a lot of people like them. I took a look through the Table of Contents for that JS book though on Amazon.com, and was stunned: it's huge!

    I decided to go with that one. I also bought the pocket reference by the same person (same publisher and picture on the front), and "Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0"

  6. #6
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Swindon, UK
    Posts
    68
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just downloaded "Ugly JavaScript" - it's free because it's quite old, and based on HTML 3, using IE and NS 3 - will this be too out of date to be practical?

  7. #7
    JavaScript Guru (Big Ego) Arielladog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    SC, USA
    Posts
    390
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You'll probably still learn the JavaScript fundamentals from it, bit if you want to KNOW JavaScript, I reccomend buying a book.

    aDog


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •